at maker's movement, our mission is to share the work of artists & makers
how do we differ from other platforms?
S t o r y t e l l i n g
We're intentionally carving out a space where artists and makers can use their medium to talk—about the highs, the lows, the things we tend to process inside. Storytelling doesn't have to be this grandiose thing. narrative breathes through the seemingly mundane, through the good days and bad. We stitch and stroke these everyday thoughts and feelings into our work, and those are really the stories we're passionate about sharing.
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Maker's magazine is a bi-annual print publication that celebrates creativity, craft, & storytelling
Each issue unpacks a different theme, inspiring our contributors to wander the depth of their creative practice. Our publication has become a platform not only for showcasing an amazing collection of visual work, but for building meaningful dialogue around the human experience.
We release two issues a year—January 5th and July 5th
Themes are chosen based on observance of news, the community, and shifts in my own life
Movement 〰 of the physical, emotional, spiritual, social, or cultural; of people, places, and things.
How does movement shape us and the world we live in? The more I contemplate the word, I'm confident it's one worth exploring right now. It's quiet and subtle—flowing through the linen curtain by the cracked window, and the branches dancing in shadows on the wall. It carries weight and force—mobilizing people to act, water shaping land, or leaving in search of a better life. Movement breathes through the mundane, and it also drives immense change. I love how one word can carry wildly different meanings from one person to another. What does the word represent in your world right now?
We're seeking insightful stories and artwork that explore the theme: movement. Original works created in response to the open call are often prioritized. We shy away from submissions containing work that has been heavily promoted online already.
✨ click for submission guidelines → DEADLINE TO SUBMIT IS APRIL 15, MIDNIGHT PST
Truthfully, the best thing you can do to prepare yourself for submitting to our publication is to read the back issues. We're always seeking fresh perspectives, but there is an overarching aesthetic and tone to be observed. Ensure your time is well spent submitting to a platform that aligns with your work.
do you pay your contributors?
Sadly, not yet. We don't profit from your work, it's just enough to sustain itself at the moment. All rights to submitted work remain with the contributor, and you are free to reproduce / sell your design(s) after publication as you wish.
We offer ad space to small businesses that align with our values and the interests of our community. Submissions are open to all, but ad space is curated and contemplated with purpose. Have a product or service that suits the theme Movement? Email us for advertising details and rates: email@example.com.
We're always seeking new work to share on the @makersmovement instagram feed
Share your story:
Drop us a line and tell us your story. We'll have a look at your work, and if we'd like to move forward with a feature, we'll select one of your photos to pair with a quote from your submission.
Share a piece:
We want to shed more light on the stories hiding behind your pieces. Send us an email with favourite piece and the story behind it.
Don't forget to tag your work with #makersmovement for a chance to be featured. We browse the tag weekly and actively pull work to showcase on the feed 👀
Please note, due to the high volume of submissions received, we are only able to reply to those selected for a feature.
Longer narratives, series of works, and interviews are perfect for the blog. There are two types of features we're facilitating on the blog:
• Guest posts: entirely self-led, complete with an insightful/compelling written narrative and high-res photos (picture of artist, studio shots, home inspired works). Please send us an email with visual samples and a brief pitch outlining what you intend to explore with your post.
• Interviews: request an interview. if selected, we'll follow up with further details about the process. Please send us an email and let us know why you are suitable for an interview.
All submissions must include your name, instagram handle, and website if applicable.
Submissions or questions: firstname.lastname@example.org