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Editorial Submission and Writer's Guidelines

Editorial Guidelines

Writer’s Guidelines
Equestrian Life is a bi-monthly, glossy printed magazine with feature articles, interviews, coverage of major events in Australia and overseas plus some great lifestyle articles about property, food, the arts, fashion and much, much more. The purpose of our editorial is to educate, entertain, and enable amateurs and professionals alike to stay on top of new developments in the field.
 
Feature Articles
Equestrian Life welcomes freelance submissions and queries from freelance writers. We recommend that you read several current issues of our publication before sending us a query or manuscript. They can be purchased from leading newsagencies, Saddleworld and Horseland stores.
 
Equestrian Life prefers people-related, informational, training, or how-to articles, but all ideas are given consideration. We do not accept poetry, fiction, or stories told from a first-person perspective. Feature articles are generally between 1,200 to 1,800 words, and they should be typed and submitted as a Word document. It is always a good idea to query us first and send clips of previous work. Please send submissions and queries, with a detailed outline of what you plan to write about, to info@eqlife.com.au. Allow at least eight weeks for a reply. Please note, submitting a piece of work does not confirm acceptance to publish. 
 
Event Write-ups
News stories should include a synopsis of the competition or event (who, what, where, when, and why), results of major winners if applicable, and photos. For a small, one-day show, 300 words are acceptable for the writer to highlight the action. For a larger show, 500 words are preferred. All submissions should be sent in a Word document.
 
Please give priority to important details of the competition while avoiding unnecessary filler information and repetition of results. For instance, if there was a close class and riders were called back for a ride-off, provide who they were and what they were asked to perform. If there was a particularly big winner throughout the show, an interview and some background information on that person would be interesting to readers. Please enquire about covering an event before submitting your work, all queries for news stories can be submitted to info@eqlife.com.au.
 
Photographs
Equestrian Life accepts high-resolution color photos (minimum 300 dpi, at least 4x6 inches) from amateur and professional photographers to accompany feature articles and news stories. If you’re sending in photos to accompany a news story and they are taken by a professional photographer, written permission must be obtained from the photographer and sent with the submission.
All photos should be clear, with non-busy backgrounds whenever possible. Please enquire about submitting photographs before supplying, all photography submissions can be sent to info@eqlife.com.au.
 
Rights, Deadlines, Payment
Where a work is submitted unsolicted and accepted by Equestrian Life, the Contributor grants to Equestrian Life an exclusive option to publish for the period from the date of the submission to the date of acceptance, along with general web rights, and pays upon publishing. The deadline will be discussed at the time of acceptance.
 
Other Helpful Tips…
• When writing news stories and feature articles, please do not abbreviate words, and be sure to write in full sentences.
• Always read over your article (it is helpful to read to yourself out loud) before submitting it.

 

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