Due to an unprecidented amount of submissions lately we are closing the doors to new writers for the forseeable future. Friday, 12 April 2013 will be your last chance to get on board between now and the summer.
It’s not a decision we’ve taken lightly but at this point in time we can’t guarantee that all content from our existing contributors will be run on the site so it would be unfair to bring new people on board while we’re facing a backlog.
The BPF Team
The door at BPF is always open for new writers and columnists. Whether you are an aspiring young journalist or just love writing about football, we want to hear from you.
If you’re interested in writing for us fill in the form at the bottom of this page and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Keep a step ahead and register to the site, using the link at the top of page.
What to write?
It’s easy to write about the team you support and your favourite players, or to put together a preview of the weekend’s Premier League action. But people want to learn something new. Football fans want their views challenged – without debate football would be a very boring game. It’s up to you as a writer to inform, to interest and to challenge the readers’ views with your argument. Is there something in football that gets under your skin? Are you pro the unlikable player, or anti everybody’s favourite manager? Is there a young player making waves in the English reserves or in the Brazilian league that everyone needs to know about? There’s an unending well of football verse be it from the league we all watch every week or in the French division two. Sure, you can tell us why Joey Barton isn’t a very nice fella or report what happened in the Premier League today – but that can get boring. Tell us why Barton is just misunderstood or about the latest controversy that happened today and you might get our attention.
You don’t have to have a working knowledge of obscure football leagues hundreds of miles away – all you need is an opinion or an interesting topic that will inform and teach the reader something new. Make their time reading your article worthwhile. Even if they disagree with it their views will have been challenged and this will lead to the one thing football writing thrives on – debate.
Writing for BPF
- General feature articles or opinion pieces
- A regular feature or series – pitch us your idea
- League/country specialisation (eg. Ireland, Spain, Italy, Germany)
- Culture, history or the bizarre
- Tactical or statistical analysis
- Additional writing to existing features (eg. One 2 Watch)
- Image and video content
- Something different? Tell us your idea
We will be more than happy to promote your Twitter, email and blog links within your articles, as well as promote any of your other work on our social media pages. We have been a platform for many fantastic bloggers who have gone on to be very successful with their own sites, as well as get paid for their work at websites such as ESPN and SBNation.
Having problems? Contact us direct on Twitter or email – editor [at] backpagefootball.com
NOTE: Try not to waste our time with one sentence emails on the teams you support – make it a worthwhile submission. Links to your work is helpful, but not necessary. We DON’T publish match reports and news articles, we leave that to the big guys.