Submissions Guidelines

Metalsmith magazine is committed to opening eyes and minds to the wealth of creative expressions within the jewelry and metalsmithing field. Our readers are actively engaged in the field as makers, educators, curators, gallerists, art historians, collectors, and more. Accordingly, Metalsmith aims to be literate, thought provoking, engaging, and exploratory.

Metalsmith readily seeks submissions and values new voices and fresh ideas that represent the field’s breadth and depth. The content categories listed below are to serve as a sample of what we publish. Submissions need not be limited to these categories. We strongly encourage outside-the-box ideas and approaches and are open to proposals that do not fit neatly.

NOTE: If you are an artist looking to promote your work in Metalsmith, please view SNAG's advertising and membership pages for opportunities.


Artist Profiles
Coverage of key figures past and present, illuminating their stories, philosophies, creative contributions, and impact on the field

Thematic Articles
Discussions of broader developments, trends and topics related to the field

Historical Perspectives
Articles on past periods and schools of thought that have shaped contemporary jewelry and metalworking


Findings / New & Noteworthy
A snapshot of trends and innovations from various corners of the field

In the Studio
Intimate visits with established or groundbreaking artists offering a behind-the-scenes look at working environments and methods

In Fashion
Jewelry trends in fashion and studio jewelers engaged with the fashion industry

In Production
Highlights the practices and work of jewelers who are successful in the marketplace with their production lines

Spotlight on developments and less covered areas of activity within the metals field

Crit Group
An exploratory space for expressing personal opinions, questioning structural and historical categories, examining philosophical ideas, and more


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