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General Submission Information

Studio Potter welcomes submissions from potters, artists, scholars, educators, and others with special interests in writing and reporting on topics and events that matter in their personal and professional lives. Though we are primarily focused on the ceramic arts, the breadth of our articles reaches into broader arts and crafts fields, such as culinary arts, and even into related fields such as anthropology, history, economics, and politics. Our focus is on writing in the first-person narrative style. For full submission guidelines and image specs or to discuss your contribution, please contact our editor, Randi O'Brien, via

SP accepts submissions of full-text articles on a rolling basis for online publishing. Published authors receive an honorarium of $100 per article. Beginning in August 2019, SP is no longer publishing in print. Article length may vary but generally ranges from 500 to 5,000 words. Acceptable submission formats include Microsoft Word documents (.doc or .docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf) files, or Pages documents (.pages), sent as an e-mail attachment. Send images as an e-mail attachment in .jpg, .png or .tif format in the same e-mail as your text document. Please do not submit PDFs and do not include images in your text document.  If you are unsure about compatibility or transmission, please check with our editor and allow extra time.

Editorial Policy

Your article may need to be edited for length and clarity as well as for grammatical and spelling errors. Our editor views her job as that of “first reader” and may have questions or suggestions about your piece. The aim will always be to retain your voice and help you get to the best possible version of what you have to say. If you are unsure about your writing, it may help to submit a first draft and request an initial review from our editor before moving forward. Editorial decisions are final, but we will not make substantive changes to your article without your permission.

Author Credit & Compensation

Studio Potter includes an author profile page to accompany each article including a short biography and headshot or studio shot of the author. Biographies should be 100 words or less and may be edited. Please include this with your article. We welcome and encourage direct communication between readers and authors, we provide links to your personal website or email address on your author page. Authors whose articles are published after January, 2020 will receive a modest honorarium of $100 for their contribution to the journal and, thus, to the field of ceramics. Our Writers Fund supports the honorarium SP provides authors. 


If we publish your article, you as the author retain copyright in the text, and agree to provide Studio Potter a royalty-free license to publish, reproduce and distribute all or any part of the article in any and all forms of media, and to authorize third parties to do so. This license is exclusive to Studio Potter for a period of one year after the publication of the issue in which the article appears. After that one-year period expires, the license is nonexclusive, and you are free to publish or license the article to other publications, provided that a credit line and/or link accompanies the article indicating that it was first published on SP makes every effort to credit each article and image appropriately; if you think that any of our content is in violation of copyright, please notify us.