The Trail Rider Submission Guidelines

General guidelines: The Trail Rider welcomes your story and photography submissions. We especially look for well-written on-trail stories, on-trail photography, information that will help your fellow riders, short tips, news items, and new products. Article suggestions are also welcome. We reserve the right to edit for length, style, clarity, and accuracy. Submit timely material at least four months prior to issue date. Send manuscripts in Microsoft Word on a CD or DVD to the address, right. Include a hard copy. Send e-mail queries to rriley@aimmedia.com, attention editor.

Photography: We prefer high-resolution digital photography. Each photo must be 300dpi when sized at least 5-by-7 inches (at least 2,100 by 1,500 pixels). Generally, this is at least one megabyte (1,000 kilobytes). Submit photography on a CD or DVD, and include caption information. Original fi les only. If a photo was shot on film, send the original print or slide, rather than a scan. No Polaroid photos. Solicited film photography will be handled with care and returned after use. A stamped, self-addressed envelope is appreciated.

Letters to the Editor: Send your typed or handwritten letter to the address below, or send an e-mail to: rriley@aimmedia.com, attention editor.

Ask Julie Goodnight: Include your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address, as well as your horse's breed/age/gender. Send your typed or handwritten questions to the address below, or send an e-mail to rriley@aimmedia.com, attention editor.

Your Trail Story: Report on your latest trail ride or other horse adventure. Tell us who you are, the name/breed/age/gender of the horse you rode, and who you rode with. Include specific location/s, trail/s ridden, elevation, difficulty rating (easy, moderate, difficult), best time of year for that location, and contact information for places mentioned. Follow guidelines above. Include photos with caption information. No payment will be made for these reports. For your submission to be considered, send in the release form below.

Where-to-Ride Guide: Send information to Kim Douglas, The Trail Rider, 2520 55th St., Ste. 210, Boulder, CO 80301; kim@myhorse.com.

Send contributions to: The Trail Rider, AIM Equine Network, 2520 55th St., Ste. 210, Boulder, CO 80301; fax, (303) 413-5466.

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