For writers, partners, and sponsors: our policies

The Craftsmanship Initiative

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490 2nd Street #200,
San Francisco, CA 94107


In keeping with journalistic standards of ethics and neutrality, Craftsmanship Quarterly retains full authority over our editorial content. Our parent organization, The Craftsmanship Initiative, may accept donations to support the coverage of particular topics, but we maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and any dealings with the sources of our revenue. Supporters of our editorial content are not granted rights to assign, review, or edit editorial content.


CRAFTSMANSHIP Quarterly is determined to remain free of charge, to allow as many people as possible to have access to our material. To do this, we are seeking sponsors and partnerships, in a variety of forms, with like-minded companies and organizations. If you or your company are dedicated to the principles of craftsmanship, would like to help foster tomorrow’s generation of master artisans and innovators, and be listed in the magazine accordingly, please let us know.


Almost everyone knows of at least a few interesting, unsung craftsmen or craftswomen. If you think their skills are exceptional–and, better yet, if their personal stories seem remarkable–please tell us about them.  They might make wonderful profiles in our pages. If none come to mind, think about your most treasured possessions—an unusually comfortable pair of dress shoes, perhaps; a favorite hat, cooking pan, or pocket knife; or an old sewing machine that you inherited from your grandmother. These goods usually involve some craftsmanship that has stood the test of time for interesting reasons. And that’s often a story worth tracking down.  We’d love to hear about these ideas, or any other issues related to craftsmanship, mastery, and the future of quality.


Stories in CRAFTSMANSHIP typically range from lengths of 2,500 to about 4,000 words. For those that focus on a fascinating main character, explore a field that is relatively undiscovered, and offer a broader social argument, ideally with some drama, we are happy to go longer, sometimes exceeding 5,000 words. Our subjects tend to be extremely visual, so we  regularly feature photo essays, along with videos of our masters whenever possible.

Our stories are edited according to normal journalistic standards, and include fact checking.  We pay market rates, with fees dependent on the experience of the writer and the level of reporting the story involves.

Submissions can be sent as a fully written article or, preferably, as a query summary of your idea.  Those in the form of a query must include links to other published material by the author.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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