CraftFail — The Book!

I’m happy to announce my upcoming CraftFail book to be published by Workman Publishing in 2014! I am so excited to be working with Megan Nicolay (my editor, and author of the amazing Generation T books), and Workman. And YOU!  We need your hilarious CraftFails!

Submit your craft fails to CraftFail.com -- the book!

I am seeking submissions for CraftFail, an upcoming book by me, Heather Mann, of CraftFail.com, which will feature ugly  crafts, Pinterest projects gone wrong, epic  cooking  fails, Not-quite-ready-for-Martha crafts, and unfortunate yet hilarious DIY fails.  I invite beginning crafters, Pinterest enthusiasts, craft bloggers, professional crafters and makers of all stripes to submit their work worst work for possible publication in this book.

About CraftFail:

CraftFail.com  was  founded  in  2009  as  a  blog  where crafters could share their failed craft projects. With the rise of Pinterest, and all those pretty, pretty pictures, CraftFail has taken on the task of juxtaposing the idealized images found online with the realities of basic crafting skills. As a “friendly fail” book, CraftFail will help people showcase their own failed projects so we can all laugh together and celebrate a spirit of creativity with a whole lot of LOLs.

Workman Publishing Company, a medium-sized independent publisher, is the creator of award-winning calendars, cookbooks, parenting/pregnancy guides, and fun, educational children’s titles, as well as gardening, humor, self-help, and business books. From our What to Expect series and Page-A-Day Calendars to the iconic 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and Gallop!, the one-of-a-kind, moving picture book for kids, our products inspire readers and other publishers alike

How to Submit to CraftFail, the Book

Become famous (or INFAMOUS) by sharing your fail with the world! See your photography and your name in real, actual print. Who knows, this could be the last book ever published…

Note: High resolution photography is essential.  We are looking for photographs of the finished work in all its failing glory, and multiple angles or parts of the process are welcomed.  All images should be the largest size you have. Phone photos are okay, just be sure to send the highest resolution photo. Suggested photo size: minimum 1400×1200.

Submissions: By submitting your craftfail here, you give Craftfail.com non-exclusive permission to post your photos, alter your photos (including adding our watermark and a caption), and use them on our website, marketing materials, or any other media (books, movies, video series, space operas, broadway musicals) we come up with. We will always credit you!

Deadline:  April 10, 2013

Submit by email at heather at craftfail.com.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Website/Blog (if applicable)

Title of Your CraftFail (required)

Upload up to 3 photos of your CraftFail (please send largest photo available)



Describe your fail here: what did you intend to do, what was the outcome, how did it fall short of your expectations? Include a link to your blog where you posted about it, if applicable. Also answer: Was there an inspiration project? If so, what is the URL to that project, or where did you find it?

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*By submitting your craftfail here, you give Craftfail.com non-exclusive permission to post your photos, alter your photos (including adding our watermark and a caption), and use them on our website, marketing materials, or any other media (books, movies, video series, space operas, broadway musicals) we come up with. We will always credit you!