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The most frequent question we get asked is: Can I submit freelance articles for publication to Rugby League World?
Rugby League World is put together each month by a very small but very dedicated team: a mixture of permanent staff and regular freelance writers. We occasionally publish unsolicited freelance material from outside our regular circle of writers – the main criteria being that the work is (a) original, (b) interesting, (c) well researched, (d) suits the style of the magazine, (e) consists of more than just an individual opinion and (f) has not been previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere, including in print or online.
If you have a great idea for an article and think it meets all the above criteria, by all means get in touch.
Please be aware in advance that submitting an article or an idea for consideration does not guarantee publication or payment. If we think your article is worthy of publication, we will contact you to make a formal commission and to agree terms. If you do not receive a reply, please understand that we are not being rude: we receive lots of unsolicited contributions all the time. Though we try to read them all and give them due consideration, we cannot offer personalised tips on improving your writing style or provide you with additional contacts within Rugby League to complete an article.
Here are a few general tips for budding writers hoping to get published in Rugby League World.
Please make the effort to familiarise yourself with the magazine beforehand. If you’ve never read Rugby League World before, it’s unlikely we would ask you to write for us. Get a feel for what we do and how we do it. Don’t try to copy another writer’s style, or duplicate an existing feature but do look for an interesting or unusual angle for a feature you think would add something to the magazine and, most importantly, that you think our readers would be willing to pay to read. That means it has to be more than just an opinion piece. Opinions can be interesting, but everyone has their own and these are best expressed in our regular readers letters pages. Get close to your subject, seek as much factual input as possible from a variety of sources; include plenty of quotes. All of these things will improve your chances of being published.
When pitching an idea for an article to us, if you have any previously published work, please include links as reference. It can’t do any harm to show us what you’ve already done.
Please don’t be put off. If you have enough passion for the game and the talent as a writer, you can achieve your goals if you truly put your mind to it.