Do you have news or an event to share? A product or book you would like reviewed? An article to submit? Make sure you're sending it to the right place!
Submit a Press Release or News Item
Send all press releases to
Use plain text in the body of the email or attached as a .doc or .rtf file. We are unable to post PDFs. If you would like your news item or product information to be considered for our Spotlight on the News column in the magazine, please attach a high resolution .jpg image to your press release. We are unable to post images with most press releases, but will use the photo if the release is selected for the magazine.If you know of a regional news item you'd like us to cover but don't have a press release of your own, please use our Regional News Submission Form to let us know about it.
5 Quick Tips for Press Releases:
1. Start with a headline that is attention-grabbing and informative. "Our Farm News" won't draw nearly as much attention as "Make Your Trail Horse Happy with Our Saddle Fitting Clinic."
2. Make sure to include your location, especially if you are in the Pacific Northwest. Our readers come to us for both local and global news, but have a special interest in our region. Clearly stating your news item's relation to the Northwest allows us to categorize it appropriately and help local readers find your news.
3. Think about your news from an outsider's perspective—what's the most fascinating part of what you're trying to share? Put that first and then follow up with details.
4. Proofread your release—better yet, have someone else do it for you! We do not edit news items before posting, so in order to present a professional appearance for your group or company, we highly recommend you have someone take a look at it to check for clarity, grammar, and spelling before you send your news our way.
5. Don't forget to include a web address or other contact information so readers can find out more!
Need more tips on writing press releases? See detailed article here, covering content, format, and common mistakes.
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Submit a Product or Book to be Reviewed
If you have an equine product you would like us to consider for review in Spotlight on the News or a book you would like us to consider for the NWHS Book Barn, please send the product sample or book, along with a press release, to:
Due to the number of products and books we receive, we are not able to guarantee reviews of all items received.
Submit an Event to our Events Calendar
Click here to go to the Events Calendar, then click the blue "Add your event button" or check out our calendar help here for more information.
Submit an Article to The Northwest Horse Source Magazine
We are now accepting feature article submissions. Please review our editorial calendar before querying.
What We Want to See
NWHS content educates the reader through stories that deliver well-researched information with a personal touch. We prefer articles that offer resources to readers who would like to broaden their interest in a topic beyond the scope of the article; such resources might include websites, books, or contact information for organizations related to the article (nonprofits preferred). First person and second person voicing with an informal tone are fine.
Each month, the magazine has an editorial theme. All features must fit the theme of the month for which they are slated. To find out which feature positions are still available, please contact the editor at the email address below.
Themes for 2013 are:
We have two classes of feature open to freelance writers: short features run about 650 words and full features run about 1000 words. The short feature should be accompanied by 2-3 high-resolution jpg photos; the full feature should have 4-6 photos. Articles with photos provided will be given preference. Minimum photo resolution is 4x6" at 300dpi. See payment details below for feature payment.
If you are interested in doing a series for one of our rotating regular columns (Trainer's Corner, Equine Wellness), please email
Filler texts, such as horsekeeping tips or horse-related anecdotes, are always welcome. These should be under 120 words, and generally go in our reader newsletter; they may be used on a space-available basis for the magazine. No payment is allotted for filler text.
Online exclusives are articles that are only available in our digital edition. Length is flexible and photos may be screen resolution instead of print resolution. No payment is made for online exclusives, but author bio will include a live link to his or her website.
Times New Roman font, single spaced within paragraphs and double-spaced between paragraphs (no indentation), is preferred for article submissions. Manual spacing is preferred to automated spacing. All attached documents should be in .doc format. Text in the body of the email is also acceptable.
Query first by email to
As a magazine that is available for free to the public, we are unable to offer monetary payment for online exclusives and fillers. Full feature articles receive a 1/3 page bio and photo with writer’s contact information.
For Further Information
Please feel free to contact us by email to:
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Submit a Story or Photo to The Cyber Saddle Blog
Each week, our staff selects one reader-submitted photo for our Photo of the Week, which appears on our blog, The Cyber Saddle. To submit a photo, send the image (does not need to be high resolution) to
Reader stories may be submitted the same way, just use the subject line Story of the Week, or you may submit them via our Reader Story Submission Form. We will not print stories that are intended as promotions for a product, person, service, or event.
Submit an Ad to The Northwest Horse Source Magazine
For print magazine advertising, please call us at: 360-332-5579 or email Karen Pickering at
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