Editorial Information

Pyrography is looking for new contributors. We ask that you only submit your original designs (not modified versions of anyone else’s patterns). Our acquisitions team meets monthly to consider new submissions, so there’s never a wrong time to send a query. If the committee approves your design, we’ll send you a contract and article information, and work with you to set a deadline.

There are several ways you or your work can appear in Pyrography.

Reader Gallery: Please send a high resolution, clearly focused photo of one of your woodburnings and tell us a little bit about it–the name, size, material, and inspiration if original or designer if woodburned from a pattern or class. Please include your name and address, and a bit about yourself, as well. View tips on how to take a great photograph of your project here. E-mail submissions to editors@pyrography.com.

How-to articles: We are always looking for new, original designs to publish. If you have created a design you’d like to share with fellow pyrographers, please send a photo and description, as well as some information about yourself (how long have you been woodburning, how did you learn, what techniques do you use, what shows do you do, and have you won any awards) to editors@pyrography.com. For a step-by-step article, we will expect you to burn the piece again, documenting each step in writing and photos, and send the woodburning to us for additional photography.

Feature stories: We publish very few features about artists. When we do, we’re looking for an outstanding body of work created in a unique and distinctive style by an experienced artist. We also consider artists who have developed an interesting technique that they are willing to share. If you feel that you meet either of those criteria, please send a selection of photos of your work and information about yourself (see above) to editors@pyrography.com. Note that we will expect you to provide professional-quality photos of your work and yourself for the feature. You do not need to write an article; we will hire a freelance writer to do that, should we decide to pursue the story.

Tool reviews: We review a number of tools and woodburning materials. If you have a press release about a tool or new carving material, e-mail it to Bob Duncan at Duncan@foxchapelpublishing.com.


Submission Guidelines

Sample Format for Articles

Photo Guidelines