From the Web Site:
A horse health publication for laymen, EQUUS features articles on health care, behavior, training techniques, veterinary breakthroughs and exercise physiology.
EQUUS welcomes freelance submissions for practically any section of the magazine. The best preparation for the prospective EQUUS contributor is familiarity with the magazine. Indeed, for writers interested in learning EQUUS style and standards, there’s no substitute for regularly reading the magazine.
That said, the editors will consider publishing any worthwhile submission on horse-related topics so writers need not limit themselves to conventional topics or approaches. If a piece is accurate, well organized, relevant and interesting, we will work with a writer to find a place for it within our format.
There are, however, a few guidelines that prospective contributors should keep in mind.
We ask that unsolicited hard-copy manuscripts be typed, and please note: If you would like your materials returned, a self-addressed, stamped envelope needs to be included with your submission. If you prefer, you may submit your manuscript via email to [email protected].
Features generally run from 1,600 to 3,000 words, and the amount of payment depends on quality, length and complexity of the story. In short, we do not pay by the word.
We do not review or accept simultaneous submissions.
From the Web Site:
Since Adventure Rider Magazine is produced by adventure riders for adventure riders, we encourage submissions by people who are out on their bikes exploring the world. We love ride reports, how-to’s, things that work and don’t work, how to plan for an extended trip, and profiles on places to visit. Of course, every good story needs good pictures to help tell it, so you have a much better chance of getting published if you have great pictures.
We use a variety of stories of different lengths. Typical feature articles can be anywhere between 2,000 to 4,000 words and should be accompanied by 10-40 good pictures (with captions) that help tell the story. We also publish shorter stories of 800-1,500 words. These are typically location reviews, cool places to visit, things to do.
It is important to note that writing for a magazine is different than writing a ride report on advrider.com or similar web site. We love those ride reports, but the format is much different than for a magazine. When writing for Adventure Rider Magazine, the story needs to be strong enough to stand by itself without pictures. It should be entertaining, descriptive, funny and create an urge in the readers to want to take the same trip.
From the Web Site:
We welcome queries from inexperienced writers, but particular care should be taken with these proposals: much of what is rejected is a result of poor execution and/or inappropriate story ideas.
African Vibes Magazine is not interested in stories that have been widely covered in the mainstream media unless the writer has developed a genuinely original angle—a challenge to the mainstream’s coverage. This Magazine publishes only six issues per year; stories must not be so time-sensitive that they will seem dated six months in the future. Our schedule means that we are best able to provide in-depth analysis of issues and strong people-oriented reportage—as opposed to responses to fast-moving news stories.
Promising queries are discussed by the editorial board. If a proposal is accepted, the writer will be contacted by the editor. Please allow six to eight weeks for a response. Unsolicited manuscripts (completed articles) must be accompanied by a query letter. African Vibes Magazine is not responsible for loss or damage to unsolicited submissions. Please do not send originals.
To submit your ideas, please write a query letter that includes the following:
- Send a well fleshed out proposal with an outline. Be sure to tell us what is new or fresh about your idea
- Send writing samples, if you have them
- Specify the section of the magazine for which the piece is intended
- Convey your specific qualifications to write on this topic
- Specify the proposed story length
- Include possible experts (if it is a reported piece) and what access you have to them
- Provide an explanation of why this idea would appeal to the African Vibes reader.
Query letters for specific features and departments should be no more than one page in length and accompanied by recent writing samples ( Your samples should not include the actual story that you are proposing).
Features and departments cover the following categories:
- Arts and Entertainment: Music, Movies, Books, Theater and the web
- Fashion and Beauty: tips, trends and news pieces
- Finance: investments, legal matters, and work issues
- Health and Fitness: tips, trends, studies and guides
- Travel: travel to Africa
- Home: tips and guides
- Relationship: practical information and advice
- General interest: new thinking, research, information on timely topics, trends
- Profiles or first-person accounts of people who have made a dramatic change in their lives or the lives of others
- Culture: culture essay, trends, studies and guides
- Reflection: first person essay on a personal experience