About us

We are a writing and reading community, which has developed since 2007, when John Harms and Paul Daffey first published The Footy Almanac.

It soon became clear that we were going to have too many writers to be squeezed in to the book, so we established a website so people could publish their footy stories – and other stories. And that website has grown.

We love footy and sport, but that’s not all. We’re interested in the arts, politics, history, wine and all the other good stuff. Life really.

We try to get to the heart of the matter.

We invite everyone who is moved to pick up the quill to publish their words with us – on any topic. (Check out the Publishing Your Words page). It doesn’t matter how experienced you are: if you want to have a go, have a go. There is opportunity to write for both the website and the The Footy Almanac.

As well we host events all around the country – monthly lunches in Melbourne, book launches in all of the capital cities in November and December.

We also promote the endeavours of The Almanackers – whether they be writers, artists, musicians, or in any walk of life. If you become a contributor to the Almanac we are happy to bring you and your passion to the world, in whatever way we can.

Welcome.

You can contact John Harms j.t.h@bigpond.net.au