Are you a gifted writer looking for a place to shine? Do you have an exceptional, horse-related story to tell? Do you just want an article published so you can apply for a job? The Chronicle of the Horse is hosting its second annual writing contest, and we want to hear from you!
To enter, all you have to do is the following: Submit a 500- to 700-word ( and yes, you do get bonus points for adhering to the limits) typed article on one of the following topics.
1. Your most embarrassing moment—involving a horse, of course
2. The single change that would most improve the equestrian world
3. A professional rider you admire, and why you admire that person
Email your article to Lisa Slade at Lisa@chronofhorse.com by March 23, and please include your full name, age and hometown with your entry. The winner will receive the chance to be published on the Chronofhorse.com website, as well as a six-month digital subscription to The Chronicle of the Horse magazine. Additional submissions may be used in print or on our website, with permission from the writer.
If you submitted a story in our last contest, you're welcome to submit again, but the story must be a new and different one. We'll exclude all submissions previously published by other media outlets; entries that have been posted on personal blogs are fine.
Want to see examples from a few of the victors of our last contest? Check out their stories below. Some of the winners even became regular contributors!
Horse Show Trainer's Diary, by Jody Lynne Werner
A Good Sport—Sort Of, by Stacey Kimmel-Smith