Rugby News & Views From an American Perspective
Rugby America Article Submissions
After a considerable amount of deliberation, Rugby America is opening up our doors to outside contributors in an effort to increase content for our fan base and begin to trudge our way back towards a full-blown American rugby media website.
After learning some valuable lessons while diving head-first into a full website a couple of years ago, this time around the process is going to be deliberate and more sustainable.
So, if you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a rugby journalist, here’s your chance.
Now, we can’t offer you any money for your articles at this time, but it’s a chance to get your work published and who knows what will happen in the coming years as rugby continues to expand in America.
With that, there is also no pressure to submit articles on a regular basis. None.
If you are able to deliver articles in a consistent manner, I plan to add a couple “Featured Columnists” to Rugby America by mid-2011 that will be responsible for 2-3 articles per month.
What are we looking for?
What Not to Send
If you wish to submit an article to Rugby America for publishing consideration, please email your article to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you within a few days.
If your article is published, you will be given full credit for the article. Don’t forget to send along a short bio (under 100 words) that will be included at the conclusion of the article.
Article Format for Emailed Submissions
Articles may be submitted in the following formats (listed in order of preference):
It is preferred that photos and artwork are sent as separate attachments. Please do not embed them in your article. Photos must have photographer credit as well.
Note: Please do not send articles in Microsoft Works format, or as a PDF file. Save your documents as Rich Text Format, and attach any photos and artwork to the email, do not embed them in the document.
Additional Article Information
You are welcome to submit the following information with your articles:
Photo / Image / Artwork Format
Photos may be submitted in the following formats (listed in order of preference):
This is an area of interest here at Rugby America, so we will also consider video submissions if they are applicable to our submission categories. Interviews with American rugby personalities, National team members, etc. are preferred for this format.
Since Youtube is the easiest way to embed video on Rugby America, all video submissions must be uploaded to Youtube and then send the link to email@example.com for review.
As with written articles, you will be given full credit for the video.