Who Can Submit Stories?
Horsemanship Journal and Western Horse UK always look for talented new contributors like you.
Our main criteria for article ideas is that it fits with the style and ethos of the magazine; please make sure you are familiar with both titles before submitting.
We are interested in submissions from horse professionals who promote ethical training and holistic horse care. We also love receiving personal stories from our readers.
We do not accept pieces previously published online or in print. Although there are some exceptions for book excerpts, please get in touch if in doubt.
Articles will be edited for the magazine's house style if accepted. Our titles use British orthography and spelling.
A short column (for example, community news) should be 500 to 750 words. We love more in-depth pieces of 1,000 to 2500 words.
What Are the Deadlines and Themes?
We publish four times yearly in March, June, September and December.
Copy and Images must be received by the following dates:
Western Horse UK - The Ultimate Guide for a Successful Showing Year
Horsemanship Journal - Trail Ready
Western Horse UK - Any Horse Can Go Western
Horsemanship Journal - Hoof Care and Lameness
Western Horse UK - Ranch Riding Special
Horsemanship Journal - Fall Horse Care
Western Horse UK - Reining Special
Horsemanship Journal - Paddock Care
Each edition has regular training, horse health, coaching and reader stories.
How Do I Submit My Story?
Please use the form below to submit your story. If you have questions please contact [email protected]
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As an equine business owner, you understand the importance of marketing. You work hard to promote your products and services and always look for new and innovative ways to reach your target audience. Writing magazine articles is one excellent way to market your business.
Not only does writing magazine articles give you exposure to the right audience, but it showcases your knowledge and expertise. When you write an article for a magazine, you establish yourself as an authority in your field. Building trust with potential customers.
Today is the day to become a published author!
1. Choose a subject that you're passionate about and relevant to your business. It's much easier to write about a subject you live and breathe every day and will ensure that your article is interesting and informative.
2. Do some research about the magazine before you start writing. This will help you to understand the magazine's audience and what they're looking for in an article.
3. Magazine articles are typically 1400 words, so making every word count is essential.
4. Use strong visuals to support your article. Readers love images, so if you can include some high-quality photos or graphics, this will help bring your writing to life.
5. Check with the magazine's editorial guidelines before you submit your article. This will ensure that you're aware of the magazine's requirements and that your writing will likely be accepted for publication.
💭 "I don't have time to write an article."
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If any of these doubts have crossed your mind, it's time to put those limiting thoughts aside and try magazine writing. Not only is it an wonderful way to market your business, but it's also a great way to build your credibility.
Writing about the things you love is easier than you think and our editorial team is here to help every step of the way.
So what are you waiting for? Submit your writing today!
Start with a question. Your clients continually ask you questions; what are the common questions?
Once you have a question, write down what you would say to your client; at this point, don't worry about structure, spelling or grammar.
Next, break your answer into smaller chunks; these will be your subheadings.
Now you can start to fill in the gaps, adding more detail and explanation where needed.
Once you have finished writing your article, it's time to edit. This is where you'll check for grammar and spelling mistakes and ensure that your article flows smoothly.
Read your article aloud, as this can help to identify any awkward phrases or sentence constructions. You can also use the read-aloud function in word, it definitely helps to listen to words being read.
Finally, ask someone else to read your article and give you their feedback. This can be a friend, family member, colleague or even a client.
Once you're happy with your article, it's time to submit it to the magazine!
If you have any questions, our editorial team is always on hand to help. Happy writing!