Do you enjoy videos, GIFs, the beautiful and the bizarre side of football? If you think you can contribute to our Up Front section, delivering news and any rich content that springs up – let us know in the submission below.
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.
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 and opinion pieces
- A regular feature or series – pitch us your idea
- League/country coverage (e.g. Ireland, Spain, Italy, Germany)
- Culture, history or the bizarre
- Tactical or statistical analysis
- Additional writing to existing features (e.g. One 2 Watch)
- 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 sites.
Unfortunately, we are not in position to pay writers for content. However, 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, FourFourTwo and SBNation.
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.
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