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Sports writers required - 20/4/2012 7:25:03 AM   
Sledge Hammer


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Hi all.

Long time reader and contributor to the forum who is looking for some help.

About a year ago, I found myself unemployed due to redundancy. Whilst looking for work, I started to rediscover my love for sport and began to write articles for a online sports site.

As time went on, I got more and more involved, as well as getting closer to some of the other contributors. This all led to me launching my own online sports journal at the end of February. The site has grown quite a bit since launch and we have a steady stream of contributors to the various sports we cover. However, I wanted to throw open an invite for you all to join in too.

I am looking for new contributors to cover a wide range of sports - basically any and every sport (we have stories from football to wrestling to give you an example).

Due to the success of the launch, we have already managed to get some pretty cool exclusives and press access to events. For example, we covered most of the 6 nations rugby from the press box and have recently been covering the Premier League darts events.

Although we cannot pay people for contributions (the site makes no money at the moment), what we can offer is access to some events and access to some sports stars for interviews. Although we can't guarantee these things, we have been quite successful already in a short space of time and want this to continue.

With a larger writing pool and geographically diverse writing section, we can cover a lot more.

There is no pressure to write stuff - do so when you feel like it and on the topics you like.

Anyway, feel free to take a look - Link Here (v2Journal) and if you want to take part, please either show your interest below or drop me a pm.

I promise you, its quite a thrill to get to some of these events and meet the stars, so if you have ever fancied it, why not give it a go with no expectations or pressure!

One final thing - just to let you know, I have ran this past the Empire mod squad, and they are more than happy for me to post this message!

< Message edited by Sledge Hammer -- 20/4/2012 8:36:03 AM >


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RE: Sports writers required - 20/4/2012 11:11:58 AM   
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Quite shocked you don't have a dedicated MMA/UFC section with it being the fastest growing sport on the planet....

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RE: Sports writers required - 20/4/2012 12:01:14 PM   
Sledge Hammer


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I personally love MMA and funnily enough, we have someone writing a review for this forthcoming weekends action with Bones v Evans.

I would personally love to add a MMA section but obviously we need articles! If you want to write one, I will get working on it!

We only added a American Football section last week, when we had a guy submit 4 articles, so its only due to the fact we havent got a bank of stuff yet.

To be honest, we should most probably get rid of the golf section as we dont have any articles at all yet.

On the MMA front, there is plenty of retrospective stuff that could be written that would be great as well as what is going on at the moment.

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RE: Sports writers required - 21/4/2012 10:42:04 AM   
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Sounds awesome. It's a pity the only sport I could write about would be football, and even then in a blustering confrontational Adrian Durham style.

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RE: Sports writers required - 21/4/2012 12:16:01 PM   
Sledge Hammer


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quote:

ORIGINAL: superdan

Sounds awesome. It's a pity the only sport I could write about would be football, and even then in a blustering confrontational Adrian Durham style.

You're in!

Seriously - if you want to write about football, go for it.

At the moment, the main sports that are covered are rugby, cricket, wrestling and American football, with the other sports being less well covered.

So you are more than welcome - and the more controversial the better! Controversy creates cash!

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RE: Sports writers required - 22/4/2012 8:47:19 PM   
Sledge Hammer


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Thanks for the PMs so far!

Hopefully a few more of you will give it a go - I will make sure to post up the articles written by Empire members.

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RE: Sports writers required - 23/4/2012 7:16:14 PM   
Sledge Hammer


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quote:

ORIGINAL: superdan

Sounds awesome. It's a pity the only sport I could write about would be football, and even then in a blustering confrontational Adrian Durham style.


Here we are folks - our first crossover story!

http://v2journal.com/mind-games.html

Let us know what you think to Dans musings!

Its an open ended offer to write for the journal, so keep them coming!

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RE: Sports writers required - 26/4/2012 7:44:33 PM   
Sledge Hammer


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Another article by a Empire member:

http://v2journal.com/going-for-gold-and-blue-shorts.html

Keep them coming - both have been really good so far.

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RE: Sports writers required - 26/4/2012 9:56:27 PM   
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Good work Dan...and to whoever wrote the other article

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RE: Sports writers required - 22/5/2012 8:43:15 PM   
Sledge Hammer


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Just a quick update. We have had several people from here raise an interest, always looking for more as well.

Quite a few NFL pieces have gone up: http://v2journal.com/buc-ball-is-free-the-man-in-tampa.html and http://v2journal.com/buc-ball-a-review-of-the-tampa-bay-buccaneers-draft.html
Cricket - http://v2journal.com/andrew-flintoff-not-bad-for-a-fat-lad.html and http://v2journal.com/county-championship-round-up-week7.html
Rugby - http://v2journal.com/government-on-the-back-foot.html and a competition - http://v2journal.com/raf-spitfires-canterbury-competition.html

If anyone wants to write a piece, please contact me.

Also - any feedback is welcomed!



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RE: Sports writers required - 2/1/2013 7:13:06 PM   
Sledge Hammer


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Just thought I would say that the site is now entering its 2nd year (anniversary at end of Feb).

In the last year we published 250+ articles and got over 2 million hits.

If anyone wants to become a writer, please let me know - would love to have you on board!

The site has been redesigned too, so would love some feedback as to the layout.

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