Dear Sir or Madam, will you write for WORN?



WE VALIDATE

Once again, WORN is putting out a call for submissions. We’re looking for your voice in Issue 12 (due for release in spring 2011). Yep, we’re looking at YOU. Consider it a golden opportunity to show your friends and family that total strangers respect your opinion!

SMART IS SEXY

We are especially interested in research pieces that explore fashion from a smart and unique point of view. (Explore how the return of 80s fashion is actually a misplaced longing for the simplicity of Cold War politics… or something.) Picture it: you, glasses, notebooks, ink stained fingers – très intellichic.

BUT ALSO, CONSIDER THE KITCHEN SINK

Feeling less cerebral? We’re also totally willing to consider thoughtful and amusing. WORN wants your personal stories and musings about fashion and style, as well as original, culturally diverse and avant garde photo shoot ideas.

OH, YOU LITERARY FOOL!
Submit your pitch no later than October 25th, 2010. BUT WAIT! Before you send us your idea, have a look at our How to Submit page. It will give you a good idea of what we’re looking for in a pitch. (It’s not all vintage fountain pens and stylish eyewear, you know.)

NOW GET TO WORK, YOU SAUCY MINX.

For Keeps: a Mending Show, Call for Submissions

Ever accidentally break a beloved trinket, only to have the day saved with the creative and deceptive use of sticky putty? Receive a hand-me-down garment from your great-great-grandmother with patches in all the right places? Have a friend tell you, “I think the super-glued cracks adds character to your fine China!”?

WORN is very excited to be teaming up with Toronto Craft Alert and City of Craft to present For Keeps: a Mending Show.

Filled with mended works – originals and photographic portraits by photographer Danijela Pruginic – For Keeps is a celebration of everyday beauty and the intricate stories behind things we care enough about to fix when broken.

You may be harbouring a piece of art in your home without even knowing it. If you have a garment, textile, or household object with visible repairs and a story to tell, we’d love to see a photo and learn about its history. Objects that can be mounted on a wall are preferred.

You can submit your piece here, but act quick: the deadline for submissions is on Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

WORN will be hosting the opening reception (date to be confirmed, but you can still start getting excited), and the show will run from December 9th to 18th 2010, at the Great Hall’s Cream Tangerine Café Gallery during the annual City of Craft fair.

Above: Slipper Darning (2010). Work and photograph by Becky Johnson.

Dear Sir or Madam, will you write for WORN?

photo by the awesome Alyssa Faoro

WORN call for submissions for ISSUE 10 (due for release in the spring of 2010)

Worn wants your ideas about fashion and style. We are especially interested in pieces with diverse political or cultural angles, and clothing articles from a non-traditional fashion perspective, as well as structured and well-researched explorations of fashion history, groundbreaking designers, aesthetic pioneers and all-around visionaries.

Think you’ve got something to say about fashion? Send us your ideas:
• Outline your idea clearly. Bullet points are fine, but don’t skimp on the detail.
• Include any research materials you plan to use (texts, interviews, personal experiences, etc.)
• Give us a rough estimate of the length of your proposed article.
• Include at least one writing sample (two samples are even better). Unpublished work is fine.

Are you a photographer? Send us your pitch for a photo shoot.
An illustrator? We need some drawings too.

If you are pitching a photo shoot, please let us know as much detail about your concept as is humanly possible, including location, model ideas and clothing style.

Deadline for proposals is midnight September 1st, 2009.
More information available under How To Submit.

Submit to our will.

or at least to our publication…

Worn call for submissions for ISSUE 9 (due for release in the fall of 2009)

Worn wants your ideas about fashion and style. We are especially interested in pieces with diverse political or cultural angles, and clothing articles from a non-traditional fashion perspective, as well as structured and well-researched explorations of fashion history, groundbreaking designers, aesthetic pioneers and all-around visionaries.

Think you’ve got something to say about fashion? Send us your ideas:
• Outline your idea clearly. Bullet points are fine, but don’t skimp on the detail.
• Include any research materials you plan to use (texts, interviews, personal experiences, etc.)
• Give us a rough estimate of the length of your proposed article.
• Include at least one writing sample (two samples are even better). Unpublished work is fine.

Are you a photographer? Send us your pitch for a photo shoot.
An illustrator? We need some drawings too.

If you are pitching a photo shoot, please let us know as much detail about your concept as is humanly possible, including location, model ideas and clothing style.

Worn will be accepting proposals for new articles throughout the month of January, 2009.
More information available under How To Submit.