Gallop, an equine literary magazine

I have been wanting to create an equine literary magazine for years. And now it’s happening. Introducing, “Gallop” to debut this Spring.

I am collaborating with Ron James, editor of the award-winning on-line travel magazine, “Wine, Dine and Travel” that I write for. He will bring his magazine wizardry (and many of his 300k readers) to the pages of “Gallop.”

My vision is to offer high-quality reading material and art for the horse crazed or even mildly interested. Short stories, essays, memoirs, poems, book excerpts, photos, drawings, book reviews etc. Think Granta, Ploughshares but just about horses.

So please send any of the above to me a At this point, I can’t offer payment. Just the glory:) of being in “Gallop,” and the gratification of helping one horse-crazed woman realize a dream. Please feel free to share this post.

If you are curious about my credentials: I am the author of the horse-show mystery series: "Horse of a Different Killer,” “Chestnut Mare, Beware,” and “In Colt Blood,” featured in People Magazine and translated into German, Japanese and Czech. I co-authored the novels, “Thief of Words,” and “Shenandoah Summer.” As a journalist, I was on the Charlotte Observer team that won the Pulitzer Prize. My articles have been published in many major newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and Washingtonian. I have written columns for The Chronicle of the Horse and Practical Horseman. In addition, I taught journalism at Georgetown, Washington and Lee and Hollins universities and taught fiction writing at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md. I live on a farm near Lexington, Va., with way too many horses.


Jody Jaffe


Congratulations! I love your books!!!

Looking forward to it!

BTW, this will be a free on-line publication. I am not making any money. This is, as my son calls it, purely a passion project (meaning I will only lose $:) So it’s exactly like owning horses!


Sounds interesting! Please keep me posted. I write horsey poems and short stories and might be interested in submitting pieces when Gallop gets up and going. Thanks for posting about it here.

Even better. I have an equestrian-themed novel lurking in the wings. Might have an excerpt of that for you to consider.