Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Write for Bit & Bridle Mag

Are you interested in contributing to Bit & Bridle Magazine? We are now accepting freelance submissions from writers and photographers over the age of 16. Please read the information carefully before submitting your work for consideration.


The Editorial Staff

WRITER’S GUIDELINES………………………………………..

Bit & Bridle is a Christian-owned magazine with a faith-based perspective. While we do not exclusively publish columns that make mention of Christianity, we do expect all submissions to be clean and free of foul language. Please keep this in mind before submitting any written work to the editorial team.

Who reads Bit & Bridle?

A large percentage of our readers are female between the ages of 13 and 25. Because a big portion of our readership does not own a horse, we try to include columns that will interest readers as a hobbyist alone.

What is Bit & Bridle looking to publish?

We will consider all submissions, but we will only print manuscripts that we feel display the writer’s creativity and knowledge. We prefer that writers have a basic familiarity of the horse. We also do not accept simultaneous submissions that are unrelated to our main subject. Example: We would not accept a manuscript about the parts of a tractor, but we would consider a manuscript about how the tractor is useful for manure removal and barn maintenance.

What are the general requirements?

We require that all submissions are at least 300 but not more than 2000 words in length. If you’re writing, for example, a treat recipe, 300 words would be sufficient. If you’re writing a feature story, the word length would need to be any where from 1000-2000 words. We also ask that you credit your sources when quoting information given to you from another person or website. In addition, please avoid borrowing any copyrighted text without the owner’s permission. It is not necessary for you to double space your work, but we do ask that you try to use correct spelling and writing style. The better your manuscript looks, the more likely your chances are to be selected.


What type of photos do you need for Bit & Bridle?

We are more than happy to take a look at any type of generic horse, farm, or outdoor shots. We do not consider photography that is unrelated to the purpose of our magazine (horses). We will consider scenic shots providing that they have some type of equine theme. You may also email us for current requests. **Please do NOT send edited photos that have text or unnatural edits.**

Where do I send my manuscript or photos?

You can email your manuscript to, or to our post office box at:

Bit & Bridle Magazine

P.O. Box 22

Adams, NY 13605

**Please include your full name and contact information.**

What’s in this for me?

Since Bit & Bridle is a fairly new publication, we cannot offer payment in exchange for your manuscript at this time. We will, however, provide you with a copy of the magazine with your published work. If a long-term writing position with our magazine is offered due to a display of exceptional writing ability, compensation terms will then be discussed.