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Learn how to submit your work to Fine Woodworking magazine's Gallery, Workshop Tips, and more.
We get that question a lot. Whether its via a phone call from a loyal subscriber, a comment left in a blog post at finewoodworking.com, or an email sent to an editor, there are lots of folks out there wondering how to get their work seen online or in print at Fine Woodworking magazine.
Every week, our managing editor receives between ten and fifteen article submissions, each of which is thoroughly reviewed as a potential piece of content for Fine Woodworking magazine. While sometimes it’s just a matter of making the right pitch at the right time, you can increase your chances of success by following a few simple guidelines.
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Share Your Work Online
Fine Woodworking’s online gallery is a great place to get your work seen. Not only does it offer your projects some great exposure, it’s a great way to share your pieces with other woodworking enthusiasts whose insights on design and execution are invaluable to anyone with a passion for furniture.
Once you’ve posted your work online, it’s just a matter of sitting back and interacting with your fellow woodworkers. Don’t be surprised if folks leave comments, suggestions or accolades in the “comments” section beneath your post. It’s a great way to learn from those around you and to share your passion.
Submit Your Work for Print Publication
In each issue of Fine Woodworking magazine, we publish about a dozen of your projects in our Gallery section. It goes without saying that there’s some stiff competition for a spot in the printed magazine! We welcome submissions from pros and hobbyists alike, just be sure to visit the gallery submission page and follow our specifications. You’ll be asked to include basic contact information like your name, address, telephone number, and email address, as well as a complete description of your work including dimensions, wood species and furniture style. Be precise and make sure you provide us with all the necessary information.
Guaranteed Gallery Blunders
I asked the editor of our Gallery section to point out the two most common, avoidable mistakes made by folks submitting work for print publication. These two errors will almost guarantee your work won’t make the first round of selection, so read carefully.
Got a Great Tip You’d Like to Share?
We’ve published hundreds of fantastic tips in the magazine’s Workshop Tips department over the years and we’re always on the lookout for new material. If you’ve got a tip or method that you’d like to share with your fellow woodworkers, don’t be shy, send it along to us via email or good, old-fashioned snail mail. And remember, we pay for every tip we publish; the best tip also wins a prize!
Cecil Braeden won a 12V driver kit from Bosch for his tip on how to build a part-time outfeed table for the bandsaw (FWW issue #213).
Braeden is actually a repeat contributor to Fine Woodworking. His Rock-Solid Plywood Workbench was featured in issue #181. And he helped a reader in our Q&A section in issue #203; Plywood Edging that Matches Perfectly.
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Brilliant - I've just added a post and look forward to reading everyone's feedback :)
and whenever i type in the main body it gets erased as soon as I attempt to publish it. Anyone else experience this?
where is this summary info? I cant find it and therefore the site will not let me post my photos of projects. A little help would be appreciated, thanks
post your project photos
Please enter Summary information.
Where is this (Summary information) located. I don’t see it anywhere on the form!
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