WD has 2 series that run consistently and are open to featuring guest posters: Spotlight Sunday and Friday Favorites.
Right now, Spotlight Sunday runs on the first and third Sunday of each month and is aimed at spotlighting active members of the equine industry. Whether you’re a small-time rider or a big-time business, there’s an option for you! For more details, download the Spotlight Sunday submission guidelines below.
Right now, Friday Favorites runs on the second and fourth Friday of each month and is aimed at highlighting books, products, companies, and more. Posts run about 500-1000 words. For more details, download the Friday Favorites submission guidelines below.
Guest Post FAQs
+ Do I need to have previous publishing experience?
Nope! While it's always great to have experience, the quality of your submission is what matters most!
+ What kind of content are you looking for?
Maintaining relevant, high quality content is my number one priority. I am open to posts on a wide variety of subjects, but I am especially looking for posts on:
- Riding tips
- Lessons learned
- Interviews with small business owners (preferably interviewed by me, but I'm flexible here)
- Blog tour opportunities with authors who write equestrian fiction
+ Is there a required word count?
While quality is the main goal where guest posts are concerned, there are average word count ranges. For Spotlight Sunday pieces, aim for 1,000 to 2,000. For Friday Favorites, 500 to 1,000 is acceptable.
+ Can I submit a post that I've published before?
Sorry, no. In order to ensure that the content on Writing Dressage is high quality, previously published posts are not accepted.
+ Can I republish something I wrote for you on another site?
Negative, Ghost Rider. While you will ALWAYS be credited with writing your post and may link to it as much as you like, Writing Dressage retains ownership rights. Spinning or republishing your blog post is not allowed. Google also has this nasty habit of penalizing duplicate content, so this is just added insurance that your blog post isn't penalized by the Google Lords.
+ What if I want to link to content in my post that isn't on your site?
That's fine! Links are subject to review prior to publication, but as long as your links are relevant to the content of your post and benefit the reader, they're allowed. (NOTE: Social links in your bio are totally acceptable, as well.)
+ What happens after I'm published on your blog?
Par-tay! (Sort of.) Share your post on social media, reply to comments on your post, and generally help build up WD as much or as little as you'd like. And if you enjoyed writing for Writing Dressage, let's get to work on your next post, mmkay?