PUBLISHING YOUR WORDS
We love receiving your stories.
To publish with us, please follow these steps:
Register on the site (see top-left hand sidebar where it says ‘site registration’), and you will become a ‘subscriber’. Soon after, your status will be changed by us to ‘contributor’.
This will enable you to post directly to the site by going to ‘POSTS’ and then ‘ADD NEW’.
Write your story in the box. Or, if you have completed the piece as a Word document, copy your words to the appropriate box and INSERT.
If you would like to add a photo that you’ve taken, choose to “add media” within your piece.
“Add media” is a button on the top left of the editing toolbar.
From there you can drag & drop your photo, then select the name, alt-text and size.
The image will be inserted wherever you placed the cursor.
You can cut and paste images around the place if you need to move them.
One thing to watch is the size – usually it is best to restrict to about 400 (units) in width.
This is to ensure compatibility with handheld devices and small screens.
Click on ‘SUBMIT FOR REVIEW’ in the right hand sidebar. That piece will remain ‘PENDING’ until the editors post it and add the link to the home page. Then your words will be entertaining and stimulating the world, or at least the Almanac world.
GETTING A GIG IN THE FOOTY ALMANAC BOOK
We will be publishing The Footy Almanac 2015 in late October. The book will have the same look as other years.
This year we will be commissioning some match reports.
We will be taking other match reports from the website.
ANYONE IS WELCOME TO WRITE A REPORT OF ANY AFL MATCH and submit it to the website. It may make the cut. It may also thrust your name before the selectors.
However, if you would like to be commissioned for a game…
You can nominate specific matches giving a hint at your story:
Round 2 Carlton v Richmond – I am going to the footy with my old mate Bruce Doull (which will probably get you the gig)
Round 5 Hawthorn v Geelong – I will be watching on a flat screen in the bar of Paradise Beach in Mykonos
Or, more generally:
I am available for all Gabba games.
I am available for all St Kilda games.
I am available for all games.
You are more likely to be offered a game if you nominate some. I will maintain a record of all nominations.
I am looking forward to hearing from you and to reading some cracking footy writing. firstname.lastname@example.org
Length, Format etc
You can write the match reports to the length you want, keeping in mind, though, that they will need to be edited to be 600-700 words for the book. If your piece is selected for the book, you will be asked to edit it to that length yourself. It’s important that happens as quickly as possible.
It should be presented in the specific Almanac format, and include the match details, YOUR OWN better players, your 3-2-1 votes for the Malarkey Medal.
Just follow this template:
Sing Along With the Common People (Title – may be changed by eds)
North Melbourne versus Collingwood
4.40pm, Sunday 31 March (local time, date)
Etihad Stadium, Melbourne (venue, city)
Matt O’Connor (author)
## The words of your story ##
North Melbourne 5.2 8.4 9.7 13.9 (87)
Collingwood 3.5 8.6 12.10 15.13 (103)
goals Collingwood: Cloke 4; Sidebottom 3; Lynch, Goldsack 2; Pendlebury, Blair, Swan, Macaffer.
North Melbourne: Thomas 4; Hansen 2; Cunnington, Bastinac, Tarrant, Gibson, Goldstein, Mullett, Petrie.
best Collingwood: Pendlebury, O’Brien, Cloke, Swan, Sidebottom, Maxwell, Toovey.
North Melbourne: Swallow, Ziebell, Goldstein, Thomas, Mullett.
umpires McBurney, Bannister, Foot. crowd 41,040
our votes Pendlebury (Coll.) 3, Swallow (NM) 2, O’Brien (Coll.) 1.