Don't Write What You Know;
Write What You Care About -- Passionately!
- edited by Carol Hightshoe
We are looking for stories up to 7500 words in length that feature the sport of Rodeo. They can be in any genre as long as the sport of Rodeo is a key part of the story.
Stories must revolve around the sport, the riders or the animal athletes involved in Rodeo and while being realistic to the sport must also portray it in a favorable light. We do hope to receive stories that cover all of the events in Rodeo: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Steer Wresting, Team Roping, Steer Roping, Barrel Racing and Ladies Breakaway Roping. Stories can also feature Bull Fighters, Barrel Men, Pick Up Men, the medical teams (human and veterinarian) – or anyone involved in the sport.
Seventy-Five percent of all proceeds from this anthology will be donated to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund - an organization that provides help to injured riders and their families.
Break the story-writing rules if you want. If you use a tried-and-true plotline, twist it in an original and interesting way. Original stories are preferred. Query for reprints.
ALL writers are encouraged to submit. Doesn’t matter if you’re a pro with years of credits, a beginner just starting out, or a teenager - please feel free to send the editor a story. In your cover email, please tell the editor a bit about yourself and a quick one-line synopsis of the story. Include genre. If experimental, please explain the type or how so the editor doesn’t edit out the form or reject it out of hand. Thank you.
In the Subject line please put Submission: Dragon Hoard: Title of your story: Your name. Attach as a .rft file, please send to: email@example.com
Submissions Open: Mar 1, 2024 (DO NOT SUBMIT PRIOR TO THIS DATE)
Submissions Close: Jul 31st
Release Date: Fall 2024 // In time for National Finals Rodeo
Payment: $20.00 flat rate
Will consider all genres (except erotica)
No fan fiction, shared universes, or continuing serials. PG-13 rating, please. No erotica.
No simultaneous submissions.
Length 2500-7500 words. Times Roman 12.
Standard manuscript submission formatting must be used. Visit https://www.wolfsingerpubs.com/standard-formatting for more information on our formatting requirements. Any manuscripts submitted incorrectly will be rejected.
Bios will be required if your story is accepted. Please write them in third person. Approximate length under 250 words.
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About the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund
Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund Mission Statement:
To provide need-based financial assistance to athletes injured through their participation in professional rodeo.
You DO NOT have to be a PRCA/WPRA member to receive assistance.
JCCF had awarded nearly $9.5 million in need-based financial assistance to almost 1,350+ injured rodeo athletes and their families.
100% of all proceeds go to eligible athletes.
More information about the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund can be found at https://www.justincowboycrisisfund.org/.