How To Write A Sports Story

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Write Feel Good Sports Stories

We enjoy learning about our states athletes and getting to know our readers. We are always on the lookout for great, inspiring sports stories. 

“What We Look For In Stories” guidelines below.

If you’d like to write for us, here are a few things you should know.

What We Look For In Stories

Types of Stories We Like

We like personal stories featuring athletes performing good deeds in school or the local community, overcoming obstacles or demonstrating sportsmanship. We also like stories that introduce our readers to new sports, e.g., kick volleyball, or different sports experiences, e.g. the experience of attending your first football, basketball or any other sport.

And, we always welcome stories from content experts that fit the general theme of our site.

Visuals

If you have photographs to include with your story (and you own them), please include them.

Original Works Only

All the writing and visuals must be original and not previously published.

Story Length

We like stories in the 800 to 1800 word count range. Our sweet spot is around 1,000 words. With that noted, if you’ve covered everything about the story in 800 words and it stands on its own, please submit that without adding fluff.

No Link Outs to Yours or a Client’s Site

Sorry, we don’t swap stories for links out to other websites. But, we give author credit for stories we publish.

We’ll Minimally Edit Your Submission

Please suggest a title for your piece and subheadings to break up the text and make it easier to read. Please know that we may change these, along with editing some of the text.

Format

Please use Microsoft Word or a basic text editor like Note Pad or Notepad++. Once you have your final draft ready simply copy and paste the full copy into the story submission area.

Please make sure you fill out ALL of the areas requested. If your not sure about one just contact us by email and we’ll explain it’s meaning

Send Proposed Stories

Please finish all sections and then click on the SUBMIT button and we’ll do the rest. If it’s not a good fit for us right now, we’ll