December 1, 2017

Write For Strikerless

Yes, you. Strikerless is always looking for new authors. If you have an idea that will challenge the readers of Strikerless, I would love to hear about it. It is not necessarily a revolutionary idea or concept. Just aim to bring readers a fresh perspective on a topic that’s keeping you up at night.

I’ll be honest, though: writing for Strikerless takes work. I’d love for your article to be at its best, and I’ll definitely push you to get there. Once accepted, you’ll get extensive feedback from me, and you’ll work closely with me on possible revisions.

It’s also rewarding. Thousands of your peers will read your work, and you’ll also learn a lot in the process—about communicating your ideas, about writing, and even about the topic you thought you already knew so well when you started.

What Strikerless is looking for

You may submit a rough draft, a partial draft, or a short pitch (a paragraph or two summarizing your argument and why it matters to our readers) paired with an outline. The more complete your submission is, the better feedback I can give you.

Before you submit, make sure your submission:

  • Has a thesis and offers a clear argument—not just a list of tips and tricks.
  • Has a voice. Be bold, interesting, and human.
  • Is written for an audience of football manager enthusiasts with a focus on tactics or strategy.
  • Is supported with convincing arguments, not just opinions. Fact-check, and cite sources where appropriate.

What Strikerless publishes

Strikerless publishes articles of anywhere between 600–2,500 words, depending on subject complexity. 1,500 words is about average. Articles may be casual in tone and content—great for less-intensive tutorials and posts—or rigorously structured and edited. All should be well-considered explorations of current and cutting-edge topics in the web industry.

How to submit (and what happens next)

Email me your submission. I prefer submissions as Google documents so that I can easily provide feedback and guidance directly within your draft. You may also send us a plaintext file. (Please do not send a ZIP file of assets unless requested by an editor.)

Here’s what happens after you hit Send:

  • I will review your submission and determine whether it’s a potential fit. This happens once a week.
  • I will get back to you with notes. (I rarely accept an article the first time around, but I’ll tell you if I’m interested.)
  • Once you’ve addressed the comments, send your revised draft back. I will review it again and let you know if I want to accept it.
  • If I accept your article, I will work closely with you on things like organization, argumentation, and style.
  • I’ll schedule you for publication as soon as revisions are complete. I can’t give you a specific publication date until the article is almost ready to go live.
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