Alberta Bits is the Voice of Equine Alberta and a membership-based magazine of the Alberta Equestrian Federation (AEF). The magazine, published since 2009, is provided free of charge to their 13,000 members and published quarterly Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter. The magazine has a high ratio of editorial content to advertising. The focus is on AEF members and their horses or activities. The AEF covers activities such as sport, recreation, breeds and industry, youth, health, welfare and safety. Demographics are broad-based. The magazine addresses its various sectors and updates AEF activities through feature articles and columns.
The magazine is advocacy-based and provides information about issues identified as important to the members. Topics such as equine welfare and safety, trails, costs of horse ownership, new educational opportunities, and travelling with horses are also regular features. A broad mix of topics is included in each issue, and articles offer options so that members can make informed choices.
The editor, Monika Smith, invites article submissions from writers interested in the equine industry and getting a credit for their writing in a four colour glossy magazine. Ads range from $2,130 for the back cover to $400 for business card size. Deadline for advertising in the Fall 2012 issue is August 19. Distribution date of the issue is September 28. Deadline for article submissions for the Fall 2012 issue is August 1. You can review the editorial writer’s guidelines and their style sheet below.
and their editorial style sheet here.
Alberta Bits Editing Style Guide 2011
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