Frequently Asked Questions
I want to write for the Craft Industry Alliance journal. Are you taking submissions?
Yes! Our journal articles are carefully researched, written, and edited. We hire writers to cover stories in all sectors of the craft industry and to explore topics related to entrepreneurship and small business for creatives.
Submissions must be original, not previously published online or in print, and accurate.
Please send your pitch to email@example.com. We will be in touch if your article fits with our mission and upcoming editorial calendar.
Is there a jurying process to qualify to become a member of Craft Industry Alliance?
Our only requirement is you have a business name.
Will Craft Industry Alliance be relevant to me if I live outside the US?
Absolutely! Our community is open to craft industry professionals all over the world and we strive to cover issues that affect you as a small business owner no matter where you live. We encourage you to look through our forum topics. What you see there are the kinds of conversations we’re encouraging and the topics we’re likely to address in the journal. If you are most interested in social media, marketing, and graphic design for example, then what we have to offer is relevant no matter where you live. If you’re most interested in copyright, taxes, and legal issues, you might find our information specific to the US. But overall we’re making a strong effort to keep the content and the conversations applicable to a global community of craft professionals.
What if I don’t want my membership to renew automatically?
All memberships renew automatically, but you can cancel your membership before it renews or email firstname.lastname@example.org within 14 days of the auto-renewal to arrange a refund.
Is Craft Industry Alliance a non-profit organization?
No. We are community-driven and work together with our members for the greater good of all craft industry professionals, but Craft Industry Alliance is a for-profit LLC co-owned by Abby Glassenberg and Kristin Link.
What if my business is still very small? Is there a minimum requirement of business experience required before you can join?
Craft Industry Alliance welcomes businesses of all sizes, from sole proprietors working alone at home to shops that have many employees and a warehouse, office, or outside studio space. The journal articles and online discussion will be most helpful to those business owners who have been working in the craft industry for at least a few years and have already established the foundation of their business.
Can non-members see what I write in the forums?
Currently our forums are for members only, which means a member’s subscription has to be current and they must be logged in to both see and participate in the forums. In the future we may open a forum for non-members. If that happens, it will be clear in the title forum.
How can I cancel my account?
We’re sorry to see you go. Let us know if there is anything we could have done differently by sending a note to email@example.com.
To cancel your account:
- Click Account (in the top right corner of the screen.)
- Click the Subscriptions tab.
- Click Cancel next to the subscription.
- Confirm by clicking Yes.
Please note that we do not offer refunds unless your subscription has auto-renewed within the last 14 days. If this has happened and you wish to cancel, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a refund.
How do I change the information that appears in the Members and Business directories?
To change the profile information other members can see in the Members and Businesses directories:
- Login (top right corner.)
- Click My Profile (also top right.)
- Click Edit.
- Click Personal to change your avatar, name, and social media links.
- Click Business to change your logo, URL, and business description.