Editorial Submission Guidelines

RIDE TEXAS® is a journalism award-winning travel magazine for motorcyclists. We publish work that emphasizes storytelling using compelling photography and engaging narrative. We strongly recommend you see and edition of RT for the type and style of articles we publish before submitting. We require first publication rights, so work that has been published elsewhere either in print or on-line cannot be considered for publication in RIDE TEXAS®.

Types of articles published

Our focus is regional and includes travel within Texas and into the neighboring states. Broadly speaking, articles should cover the background of the area and insights into the people and places encountered. Part of the submission package is the GO Planner information, which includes an area overview, and a route, as well as reference information. Your article should answer: What’s special about this place? Why should someone want to travel here? Think about the reader.

Photographs

We need a strong selection of photographs with subjects that show insight into the topic. RT wants to transport the reader to the place with vivid imagery. We need bikes and roads, but as important are images of interesting places, strange/unusual things, and people. We use both film and digital—350 dpi. More photos are always better. Please do not digitally manipulate the images prior to submission. RAW files preferred. If you don’t have any photographs to accompany your submission, there is no chance for publication. PHOTO ESSAYS: If your photographic work is outstanding, and has a story to tell, we’re interested.

NOTE: We’re not interested in photographs of bikes parked by the side of the road.

Submission Process

Submissions should include a short summary of your article—enough to explain your concept and provide an idea of your writing style. Your summary should illustrate your writing style and approach to the subject. You must include samples of photographs. If the photos aren’t taken yet, then include samples of your other photographic work. If you have been published elsewhere, please include 1-3 samples of your published work. Please, no calls to the office about submissions.

Mail your proposal and samples to Editor, RIDE TEXAS® PO Box 90374 Austin, TX 78709-0374 If you mail your submission, please do not send it signature required. You may also use the contact form. It may take 1-12 months, but we will reply to all proposals that follow the submission procedure. Materials will not be returned, so please don’t mail your only copies.

Editing

The editor will work with writer on edits but we reserve the right to edit as necessary without the writer’s input.

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LONE STAR GOURD FESTIVAL

August 18 @ 9:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 am

The Lone Star Gourd Festival is a 3-day gourd art event featuring a competition, a fine gourd art raffle, live and silent auctions, gourd art classes, demonstrations, venders, and a childrens make and take area. It’s a creative outlet to compete, shop, and discover new techniques for gourd art. The gourd is an incredibly versatile canvass. That dirty, lumpy gourd can be woodburned, carved, dyed, and inlaid The Lone Star Gourd Festival is set for…
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Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) returns to Grapevine for the international 39th Annual Wing Ding,

August 30 - September 2

Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) returns to Grapevine for the international 39th Annual Wing Ding, August 29-September 2, 2017. “Wing Ding” is the largest single-marque motorcycle gathering of its kind. Held annually, this event is the only major American motorcycle event to change locations each year. Riders will converge from all over the country and abroad to enjoy the riding, attractions, scenic offerings and especially the food and hospitality of Grapevine and its surrounding…
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7th Annual POW/MIA Motorcycle Fun Run

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

7th Annual POW/MIA Fun Run benefiting veterans programs. We will also have a board of business size cards with POW/MIA’s from Texas . Pick a card and take a soldier for a ride.
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Lace, Grace and Gears 2nd Annual Rally

September 28 - October 1

Join us to build the bonds of Sisterhood for All Women Motorcycle Riders and Passengers from across the U.S. and abroad– and break the World Record for the most ladies in a single riding event! This four-day rally will include self-guided Hill Country rides, scavenger hunt, guest speakers, live entertainment, contests, adventure outings, the record-breaking Parade of Sisters, and much more. Participation with registration is open to both female and male riders of any experience…
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Crockett County Deerfest

December 2 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

A community-wide appreciation banquet for hunters, this evening helps raise money for local civic organizations and the West Texas Rehab. Attendees are fed a meal of chicken-fried deer, turkey, axis, deer sausage, deer chili, deer tamales and brisket. Proceeds are raised through ticket sales for door prizes and admission fees. Previous years’ door prizes included guns, $10,000 in Cabela’s gift cards, a Polaris Ranger, and much more. FMI visit www.deerfest.org or call Martin Childress 325-277-9345
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