What you can submit
I'm sure that many of you use a technique or method that you would like to share with other scrollers. By writing this idea up and submitting it to SAW Dust, you could be published and provide some valuable information to the scrolling community. Everyone enjoys reading about new methods that might help them to improve their own skills. It is amazing how many scrollers can be helped by the sharing of your knowledge.
Maybe you don't have a technique that you want to share, but you do have some thoughts that you would like to share in the form of an editorial. This could be about a SAW related activity or just something happening in the scrolling industry. Perhaps you have observed something that you feel very strongly about, and would like to voice your opinion.
Editorials should not be used to complain or brag about a specific individual, company, or group, but should be directed more generally to the entire scrolling community. An editorial can make people aware of things that perhaps have not been noticed, or not commented on before. There are usually differing opinions on any one subject, editorials can be used to share your opinions with others. Whether others agree or disagree with your opinion, an editorial can get them to think about it.
Have you designed a pattern that you would like to share with your fellow SAW members? This is an opportunity to have one of your designs published. Drawings should be clear and informative, but need not be works of art. We may redraw your sketches for publication. Patterns should be limited to a max size of 11" X 17", one or two regular pages of print.
Do you have an idea for an article that you would like to see in SAW Dust but you don't necessarily feel comfortable being the author of the article? Tell us about your article idea and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes.
In sending material for inclusion in "SAW Dust" you warrant that you are the sole owner of the material, that you have the authority to submit it for publication, that it contains no unlawful matter, and that it does not infringe any copyright or rights of any third party.
Drawings should be clear and informative, but need not be works of art. We may redraw your sketches for publication.
Photos should be high resolution, color photos can be sent, but they will be converted to black and white for publication..
If you have questions about how to format your material, please call or write. Preliminary discussions are welcome. Submissions may/may not be included in the following issue at the discretion of the editorial staff.
Items printed in "SAW Dust" do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Scrollsaw Association of the World, its membership, or the "SAW Dust" editors.
Your ideas, articles, and patterns are always welcome.
How To Submit
Preliminary discussions are welcome. If you have questions about how to format your material, please call or write the SAW Dust Editor . If your article/pattern is time sensitive, make sure that you meet the proper deadline. Submissions may/may not be included in the following issue at the discretion of the editorial staff.
The Deadlines for publication are:
- January SAW Dust - November 10
- April SAW Dust - February 10
- July SAW Dust - May 10
- October SAW Dust - August 10
- Directory - February 1
If you prefer, you may email your article/idea to the SAW Dust Editor. This is the recommended method for all pattern contributions.
Or, you can mail it directly to the Editor at
SAW Dust Editor -
In sending material for inclusion in " SAW Dust " you warrant that you are the sole owner of the material, that you have the authority to submit it for publication, that it contains no unlawful matter, and that it does not infringe any copyright or rights of any third party.