PUBLISHING YOUR WORDS
footyalmanac.com.au is happy to post your writing on the site.
You must register with the site to be published. Once you have registered on the site (see top-left hand side), you will become a ‘contributor’. This will enable you to post directly to the site by going to ‘POSTS’ and then ‘ADD NEW’ and once you have copied your words to the appropriate box 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.
Please note: The Almanac commissions two writers each game to ensure both clubs are represented in our coverage. These reports will be posted on the site by the following Wednesday at the latest – the sooner the better. We welcome reports from everybody else (whether supporters of the participating clubs or neutrals) and will post them on the site for all to enjoy (see above on how to submit your reports). One report will be chosen for the 2013 Footy Almanac – a decision that will be judged, among other things, on the story itself (of course), reader response, the winning side, the moment in the season etc. We will do our very best to ensure we include as many writers in the book as possible. For more information, keep reading below and please keep in touch with the Writing page throughout the season.
Collingwood v Sydney: MOC (C); Keiran Croker (S)
Port Adelaide v Geelong: John Proeve (PA); Dan Crane (G)
GWS Giants v WC Eagles: Kath Presdee (GWS)
St.Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Andrew Gigacz
Richmond v Essendon: Dom Favata (R); Sam Duncan (E)
Brisbane Lions v Carlton: Simon Dobbie;
Hawthorn v GC Suns:
North Melbourne v Adelaide: Squeezebox Wally (NM); Barry Nicholls (A)
Fremantle v Melbourne: Les Everett (F);
West Coast v North Melbourne: Dave Bruce (WC); Daniel O’Sullivan (NM)
Essendon v Brisbane: Cliff Bingham (E); Peter Schumacher (B)
Hawthorn v GWS: Luke Ridgwell (H);
Gold Coast v Western Bulldogs: Matt Webber (GC); Peter Feehan (WB)
Collingwood v Geelong: James Gilchrist (C); Cath Sullivan (G)
Sydney v Fremantle: Malcolm Allbrook (F); Mathilde de Hauteclocque (S)
Carlton v Port: Neil Kimpton (C);
Richmond v Melbourne: Catherine Durkin (R); Robert Pascoe (M)
Adelaide v St.Kilda: Anne Fedorowytsch (A);
Geeong v Essendon: Peter Flynn (G); Steve Ingham (E)
Port Power v Richmond: Benny Lannen (R)
Brisbane Lions v West Coast: Glenda Ellis (BL);
Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne: Bob Speechley (WB); Rob Canter (NM)
Hawthorn v Sydney: Jason Christou (H); Jake Stevens (S)
Fremantle v Collingwood: Jim Smith (F); Phil Dimitriadis (C)
GWS Giants v Adelaide: Steve Duffy (GWS); Mickey Randall (A)
Melbourne v Gold Coast: Justin Fris (GC)
St.Kilda v Carlton: Jill Scanlon (C)
Collingwood v St.Kilda: Danni Eid (C); Kelsey Smith (St.K)
Essendon v GWS Giants: Pamela Sherpa (E/GWS)
North Melbourne v Port Adelaide: Paul Thomson (NM);
Adelaide Crows v Hawthorn: Mark Seja (A); Rick Kane (H)
Richmond v Geelong: Tommy Greenaway (R); Phantom (G)
Gold Coast v Fremantle: Jamie Simmons (GC); Nicholas and John Burmej (F)
Sydney v Brisbane: Arma (S);
Carlton v Melbourne: Sal Ciardulli (C); Chris Weaver (M)
West Coast v Western Bulldogs: Peter Baulderstone (WC); Peter Zitterschlager (WB)
Essendon v Collingwood: Andrew Else (E); Kevin Witham (C)
St.Kilda v Sydney: Alex Braae (NZ)
Fremantle v Richmond: David Zampatti (F); Dom Favata (R)
GWS Giants v Gold Coast Suns: Cliff Bingham; Peter Crossing
Carlton v Adelaide: Peter Fuller (C); Anne FedoroWytsch (A)
Western Bulldogs v Geelong: Gigs (WB); Dene Macleod (G)
Port Adelaide v West Coast: Rob Bath (PA);
Brisbane v Melbourne: Bill Ellis (B); Simon Dobbie (M)
Hawthorn v North Melbourne: Smokie Dawson (NM)
Sydney v Geelong: Dips O’Donnell (G); Earl O’Neill (S)
Hawthorn v Fremantle: Sasha Lennon (H); Di Waddingham (F)
Richmond v Collingwood: Stainless Steele (R); David Enticott (C)
St.Kilda v Essendon: David Downer (ST.K&BC); Jake Norton (E)
West Coast v Carlton: Dennis Gedling; Lachlan Waterman (C)
Gold Coast v Port Adelaide: Tim Webber (GC); Nick Kossatch (PA)
Melbourne v GWS Giants: Ciannon Cazaly (M); John Warhurst (GWS)
Adelaide v Western Bulldogs: Henry de Cure (A); Mick Jeffrey (WB)
North Melbourne v Brisbane Lions: Barnie (NM); Terry Chapman (BL)
Fremantle v Essendon: Les Everett (F); Trevor Blainey (E)
North Melbourne v Sydney: Rob Clarkson (NM); Stu Warren
Melbourne v West Coast: Geoff Woolcock (M); Nick McGay (WC)
GWS Giants v St.Kilda: Pamela Sherpa (G); Dave and Aidan Bruce (St.K)
Geelong v Carlton: Paul Spinks (G); Mady Brennan (C)
GC Suns v Brisbane Lions: Bill Ellis (BL); Matt Webber (GC)
Richmond v Bulldogs: Michael Allan (R); Neil Anderson (WB)
Collingwood v Hawthorn: Dave Nadal (C); Paul Davies (H)
Port Adelaide v Adelaide: Dan Hansen (PA); Adam Ritchie (A)
St Kilda v Richmond: Yvette Wroby (St.K); Jim Newkirk (R)
Sydney v Gold Coast: Rod Gillett (Syd); Beth Newman (GC)
Western Bulldogs v Fremantle: Tim Ivins (WB); Neil Belford (F)
Brisbane v Adelaide: Peter Schumacher (BL); Ben Footner (A)
Essendon v Melbourne: Ged McMahon (E); Paul Reed (M)
Port Adelaide v GWS Giants: Peter Argent (PA); Steve Duffy (GWS)
Geelong v North Melbourne: Simon Dalton (G); Rob Chanter (NM)
Collingwood v Carlton: Craig Little (Carl); Dave Enticott (Coll)
West Coast v Hawthorn: Peter Baulderstone (WC); Peter Blenkinsop (H)
Round 1 – week 1:
Carlton vs Richmond: Barb Smith (Carl); Cheryl Critchley (Rich)
Bulldogs vs Lions: Mick Jeffrey (WB); Phil Hill (BL)
GWS Giants vs Sydney Swans: Kath Presdee (GWS); Ian Latham (Syd)
Gold Coast vs St Kilda: Matt Webber (GC); Glenn Brownstein (St.K)
Melbourne vs Port: Chris Weaver (M); Dan Hansen (PA)
North Melbourne vs Collingwood: MOC (Coll); Smokie (NM)
Hawthorn vs Geelong: Kevan Carroll (H); Susie Giese (G)
Adelaide vs Essendon: Bob Utber (Ade); Bob Speechley (Ess)
West Coast vs Fremantle: Brad Carr (WC); Nathan Jarvis (Freo)
PROCEDURES FOR 2013 AND GETTING YOU A GIG IN THE FOOTY ALMANAC BOOK (THE RUGBY LEAGUE ALMANAC PROCEDURE IS FURTHER DOWN THE PAGE)
We will be publishing The Footy Almanac 2013 in November again this year. The book will have the same look as other years.
However, there is a significant change in the process of collecting the reports for the book.
In previous years, all reports have been specifically commissioned for the book.
This year the book will be a collection of pieces which have already appeared on the website.
This is the process:
Firstly ANYONE IS WELCOME TO WRITE A REPORT OF ANY AFL MATCH and submit it to the website.
In addition, to ensure that every game is covered, and every club is covered, each week, our web editor, Cookie, will commission two reporters per game.
For example, for Round 1, Adelaide v Essendon, he will commission an Adelaide writer and an Essendon writer.
These two designated writers will become the featured writers of that round. They will submit their pieces by Wednesday after the match – the earlier the better. Writers can write the standard 700 word book-style piece, but at this stage of the process they are free to write longer match reports. They should also include the box of match details and their better players and Malarkey Medal votes.
Those two pieces, along with any from other contributors, will be published on the website.
At the end of that week we will make a decision as to which piece will be published in the book. Sometimes the best (most appropriate for the moment) piece will be obvious: a shocking Richmond capitulation will demand the misery of a Richmond pen; a very funny piece may get the nod etc. Other times we’ll get a feel for which piece has struck a chord with readers. Once the preferred piece is chosen, its author will have a couple of weeks to knock their piece into Footy Almanac shape ie 700 words.
WE WILL STILL TRY TO INCLUDE AS MANY WRITERS AS POSSIBLE IN THE FOOTY ALMANAC 2013.
We are doing this because we now have a tremendous squad of writers, so this is a way of featuring more writers and connecting them with their audience.
It also ensures that at the end of the season we will have a body of writing which represents each club’s season.
You can nominate specific matches with a reason:
Round 1 Carlton v Richmond – I am going to the footy with my old mate Bruce Doull (which will probably get you the gig)
Round 1 Hawthorn v Geelong – I will be watching on a flat screen in the bar of Paradise Beach in Mykonos
Or you can let Cookie know:
I am available for all Gabba games.
I am available for all St Kilda games.
I am available for all games.
Cookie will maintain a record of all nominations.
You are more likely to be offered a game if you nominate some.
Each week Cookie will put a list of the 18 commissioned writers up on footyalmanac.com.au in what is our new WRITING section.
Also, each e-newsletter will contain a link for all contributors. A LOT OF INFORMATION WILL BE PASSED ON THIS SEASON VIA THE WEBSITE. Please check the WRITING page regularly.
We are looking forward to hearing from you and to reading some cracking footy writing.
Writing for The Rugby League Almanac
We welcome all writers who wish to write a match report for The Rugby League Almanac.