Frequently Asked Questions
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I submitted something a few months ago, are you going to use it or what?
All submissions compete with each other. The best submissions get published first. To increase your chances of having your submission published, follow these guidelines: 1) Make sure all photos are clear and crisp. 2) Have all text on CDROM, Word.doc. (Strive for more than 500 words). 3) Use correct punctuation. The most frequent mistake is the use of quotation marks. The marks appear after the period or comma, not before: ("quote." not "quote".)
Will there be a reminder when my sub is close to running out?
Yes, our sub company will send out a reminder when the end is near, any questions about subs should be directed to them Click here for sub questions.
Why does the newsstand get the new issue before my sub arrives?
Magazines are sent from the printer to a breaker, who sorts and sends out the magazines by zip code. Bike shops are the first to get their complement. Secondaries, like Book Stores, are supposed to hold on to the mag until the sell date. Subs go to the post office in the region, then to the local post office and forward. They are shipped at first class speed.
How can I subscribe?
How do I submit features or tech articles?
Send all correspondence to:
The Horse magazine
All photos must be clear and crisp. High-Res Digitals work best for printing, they MUST be AT LEAST 300dpi and sized 8"x10" or THEY WILL BE REJECTED! As a rule of thumb, anything less than 500 words will be treated as a letter to the editor. You don't have to ask ahead of time whether or not you should submit something. Just send it in and I'll look at it. I prefer everything on CDROM as a Word Document. Payment depends on the length of the submission, the amount of effort it takes to edit it, type it and make it ready for copy. If you're doing this to get rich or if getting paid is the reason you're submitting it, don't bother.
Why don't you feature more choppers on the road ?
I went from Michigan to Florida several times last year, plus out to Sturgis and places in between and I didn't see one chopper on the road. Not a one. It's not as though I have a stack of features to select from and decide to neglect choppers on the road. All I see on the open road are Dressers and Wingers these days. If you have a chopper and if you ride it out of your neighborhood, let's talk.
How can I submit an ad?
Ralph "Hammer" Janus
The Horse magazine
Phone Number: 586-992-9803
How do I submit something for consideration for the Back Talk page?
Send us 2-5 pictures of your ride and a letter saying what you want to :
Big digitals only.