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Writer’s Guidelines

We’re looking forward to hearing your ideas and suggestions for articles and tutorials. There are a few things you should be know before you submit your proposals.


All contributing artists receive a $25.00 stipend, free half page ad linked to your web address and a certificate with an emblem for your professional or personal use.

Types of articles you maybe interested in submitting:

Tutorials based on any metal or glass clay
Mixed media tutorials which includes metal clay
Art as a business
Book or product reviews
Be a guest Blogger
Make a recommendation
Articles and Proposals should be sent to editor@metalclaytoday.com.

Submit your artist’s biography and a current photograph of yourself with your article. Please send photos as pdfs, tiffs or jpegs, and include any photo captions or credits if needed. All photographs submitted should be a minimum of 4×6 300 ppi. Include your contact information including mailing address and phone. Only contact information to be included in the article and website will be your website, email and other online destinations.

Metal Clay Today publishing schedule:
Spring Issue: March
Summer Issue: June
Fall Issue: September
Winter Issue: December

Dates for Article Submissions:
Spring Issue: February 1
Summer Issue: May 1
Fall Issue: August 1
Winter Issue: November 1

Step-by-Step Tutorials

There are no limitations on the types and brands of metal clay used.

Articles should be submitted as Word or Word Perfect documents using a Times New Roman or Arial font, 10 or 12 pt with only one space between sentences. If prepared on a MAC please save as a word document.

State all materials and sources used within the tutorial at the beginning of your article.

All photographs should be taken using a landscape (horizontal) format, without altering the position of the camera if possible. Items show up best on a plain light background. Be sure to turn off the auto date on your camera. Do not crop photos. Photo formats should be stand-alone pdfs, tiffs, or jpgs, 300 ppi and a minimum of 4”x 6”.

When submitting a tutorial, It is vital to connect each photo to the text that describes it. Please number each step and use that number in the name of the corresponding photo.

A glamour shot of the finished project should be submitted with the article.

To send your photos, article and bio to Metal Clay Today, we recommend ‘Dropbox’, a free program for file sharing.

A video or link to a video which demonstrates your technique for inclusion in the article is an option.

We would like to receive your article at least 6 weeks before the magazine comes out. This gives us time for all of the things that happen behind the scenes. We try to stay flexible and will work with you, should you need additional time.

As a contributing artist, you should be aware that our readers are encouraged to use and share any information contained within the magazine. Our subscribers are also reminded to respect your intellectual property and copyrights.

Important Editors Note:

All submissions must be the original intellectual property of the writer. If you submit an article for publication, we assume you are giving us the exclusive rights to publish it. All materials submitted remain your property and may be shared with family, friends and students, however, we request you refrain from publishing it online in any form.

Occasionally, articles, step-by-steps are edited for space or grammar consideration.

We’re hopeful that you will become a part of this ever-growing list of contributing artists. Contact us with your questions, concerns or for specifications regarding submissions, such as length, format, etc.