Submissions to Metalsmith

Contributor Guidelines

Metalsmith magazine is committed to opening eyes and minds to the creative wealth within the metalsmithing field. Our readers are actively engaged in the culture as makers, educators, and collectors, as well as being highly educated (nearly half hold graduate degrees). Accordingly, the content of Metalsmith aims to be literate, thought provoking, engaging, and exploratory.

Metalsmith regularly works with freelance writers and readily seeks new voices for the magazine. If you have a story idea, you are encouraged to contact the editor to determine whether it would be suitable and timely.  For consideration, send a short description of the proposed subject along with representative images. Please also indicate which editorial department or feature type you have in mind for the article.

FEATURES    1500-2500 words
Artist Profiles
Coverage of key figures past and present, illuminating their philosophies, creative contributions, and impact on today’s metal arts world

Thematic Articles
Discussions of broader developments, trends and topics related to the field

Historical Perspectives
Articles on past periods and schools of thought that have shaped contemporary jewelry and metalworking

DEPARTMENTS   600-1200 words
Opinion
Pointed and thought-provoking columns by leading observers in the field

Studio
Intimate visits with established or groundbreaking metalsmiths offering a behind-the-scenes look at working environments and methods

Possessed
Examinations of various forms of collecting and collections, both public and private

Dossier
Reports on the jewelry and metals scene from cities and regions worldwide, showcasing major figures, schools, exhibition venues and the marketplace

View
Spotlight on developments and less covered areas of activity within the metals field

Look
A visual forum showcasing compelling works selected by invited guest “curators”

In Fashion
A column devoted to jewelry trends in high fashion and mainstream media, as well as to studio jewelers engaged with the fashion industry

In Production
Highlights the practices and work of jewelers who are successful in the marketplace with their production lines

Book Reviews
Critical analysis of publications related to the metals field

EXHIBITION REVIEWS  600-650 words
Reviews of metals exhibitions, offering insightful commentary and critical appraisal