Spur jingling news! I've teamed up with the EQUUS Film Festival to help expand equine author opportunities and collaboration during the festival's seventh annual event. In this post, I share everything you need to know about entering your book and joining us in the 2019 Literary Corral!
About the EQUUS Film Festival
The seventh annual EQUUS Film Festival will take place December 6 – 8, 2019. EQUUS Film Festival is the first event of its kind to offer a home to the storytellers, from around the world, of the horse through feature films, documentaries, video's, commercials, and short films as well as cultural elements of fine equestrian art and literature.
The EQUUS Film Festival strives to serve the interests and needs of equine filmmakers, artists, and authors by connecting creatives with audiences, exhibiting and promoting new films, filmmaking talent, books and equine art. Their mission is to nurture a creative community by facilitating relationships that last well beyond each year's festival.
Founded in 2013 by Lisa Diersen, President/Director, an avid equestrian who has spent her life in the company of horses. Lisa's mission is to show the world how horses can bring everyone together regardless of race, age, gender, abilities or disabilities. She presently raises, trains, and loves Lusitano horses in Maple Park, Illinois, with her faithful champion, the spunky Jack Russell, Amore.
Diana De Rosa, an international equine photographer and journalist, joined EQUUS in 2015 as co-organizer of the NYC event. The EQUUS Film Festival highlights and rewards the diverse and creative efforts of those who pay artistic homage to the horse.
A New Venue for 2019! The Kentucky Horse Park.
Exciting new NEWS! The 2019 EQUUS Film Festival will be held at the home of their new title sponsor, the KENTUCKY HORSE PARK! December 5th - 8th, 2019.
Key Information for the EQUUS Film Festival:
Thursday, December 5th: Join the VIP Welcome Party
Friday, 12/6 through Sunday, 12/8: Watch the films, meet the filmmakers, shop vendors, view equestrian art, and tour the Literary Corral for book signings from your favorite equine authors.
Sunday, 12/8: Attend the Annual WINNIE Awards Ceremony
Come see the amazing collection of new horse films and documentaries, meet the filmmakers, authors and artists of the EQUUS Film Festival.
Enter Your Horse Book in the EQUUS Film Festival
The criterion for a book's submission is that it captures the elements or essence of the horse, the horse industry at large, and/or all that surrounds the horse.
Equine authors can submit their book for 2019 EQUUS Film Festival consideration by visiting http://www.equusfilmfestival.net/literary.html.
UPDATE: Exciting news! To celebrate the partnership with the Kentucky Horse Park as the new venue for the 2019 EQUUS Film Festival attending authors can display their books during the event at no extra charge! Lisa Diersen has graciously waved the author table fee for the 2019 event. Thank you for supporting equine authors, Lisa!
LITERARY CONTEST DEADLINE: November 1st, 2019
WINNIE Award Winners to be announced at the 2019 EQUUS Film Festival
Literary Corral Author Opportunities
The Literary Corral hosts books of many genres with the horse as the common focal point including children's books, fiction, romance, travel and guide, illustration, tribute and photography, historical explorations, activist, training memoirs, and more.
This year the EQUUS Film Festival will broaden its Literary Corral and focus on expanding the reach of the literary entries with a bright spotlight on equine authors as part of the event. Attending authors can display their books during the event at no extra charge! Lisa Diersen has graciously waved the author table fee for the 2019 EQUUS Film Festival.
As part of the Literary Corral participating authors will have opportunities to brainstorm with each other as well as filmmakers, meet-and-greet with readers, sell their books, and conduct book signings at the 2019 EQUUS Film Festival. In addition, select authors will be invited to join in on Literary Discussion Panels during the event.
"All of the authors who participate in the EQUUS Film Festival are linked through creativity, passion for writing, and love of horses," said Lisa Diersen, Founder of the EQUUS Film Festival. "Carly Kade is a natural fit to head up this year's EQUUS Film Festival Literary Corral because her passion is helping equine authors unite through her Equestrian Author Spotlight series."
Behind the Scenes of the EQUUS Film Festival
Want to see what it's like to attend the EQUUS Film Festival? I made a little tribute video from my first spur jingling journey at the event. I invite you to go behind the scenes of the EQUUS Film Festival with me. My cowboy helped me shoot footage as I attended the four day equestrian extravaganza! We filmed it all - beginning with the VIP Gala and culminating at the equine equivalent of the Oscars called the Winnie Awards. Happy Viewing!
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About Equine Author Carly Kade
Carly Kade is an award-winning equestrian author from Arizona. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle! She writes fiction about horses, horse shows, Western pleasure and a handsome cowboy or two. Her books are for people just like her — crazy about reading, horses, and cute cowboys.
Carly received her first EQUUS Film Festival WINNIE Award in 2016 in the Best Western Fiction category for In the Reins, the first book in her series, and was the 2018 WINNIE Award recipient in the Best Equine Romance category for her sequel, Cowboy Away.
About the In the Reins Series
Deeply romantic and suspenseful, the In the Reins horse book series captures the struggle between letting life move forward and shying away from taking the reins. Passionate, captivating, and full of equine epiphanies, this equestrian romance trilogy is sure to touch your inner cowgirl whether you love horses or not. Available NOW in Audiobook, Paperback & eBook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes & Kobo.
Carly Kade writes for anyone who loves horses, handsome cowboys and a great romance. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle!
Books by Carly Kade