Submitting an article to Sports Illustrated is easy and a great way to get your work out there. Here’s a step by step guide on how to do it.
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Find the right editor
The most important part of submitting to Sports Illustrated is finding the right editor. Each editor oversees a different section of the magazine, so it’s important to send your article to the right person. To find out who the right person is, look at previous issues of Sports Illustrated and find an article that’s similar to the one you want to write. Then, look at the byline (the author’s name) and find the editor’s name listed next to it. That’s the editor you need to contact.
Research the publication
Before you submit an article to Sports Illustrated, it’s important to do your research and make sure that the publication is a good fit for your piece. It’s also a good idea to read some of the articles that have been published in the magazine to get a sense of the style and tone that is typically used.
Once you’ve done your research, you can submit your article via the website by clicking on the “Submit” link at the bottom of the page. You’ll need to include a brief description of your article, as well as your contact information. If your article is accepted, you will be contacted by an editor to discuss further details.
Read the submission guidelines
To be considered for publication, your article must adhere to the following guidelines:
-Articles should be 700-1,500 words in length.
-Articles must be about a specific sport, athlete or team.
-Articles should not be a recitation of facts and statistics, but should tell a story or offer fresh insights.
-Articles should be written in a clear, concise and active voice.
-The submission should include the author’s name, telephone number and e-mail address.
Submit your article via e-mail [email protected] the subject line “Submission for SI.”
Write a query letter
If you have an article or story that you think would be a good fit for Sports Illustrated, the best way to submit it is by sending a query letter. A query letter is a one-page letter that introduces you and your story idea to the editor.
To write a query letter, start by research the target publication to find the name of the appropriate editor. Address your letter to the editor by name, if possible. In the first paragraph, briefly describe your story idea and explain why you think it would be a good fit for Sports Illustrated. In the second paragraph, provide a brief summary of your qualifications and past writing experience. Finally, in the third paragraph, let the editor know how they can get in touch with you and when they can expect to hear back from you.
Submit your article
To be considered for publication, please submit your article or pitch via our submission form. You may also submit by mail to: SI ATTN: Editorial Dept 301, 545 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017
If you have any additional questions, please email us at [email protected]
Whether you’re a professional journalist or a casual fan, if you have a great story to share about sports, we want to hear from you. Here’s how to get in touch.
First, take a look at what we’ve recently published by searching our site or browsing the table of contents from our most recent issue. We want to give our readers the best possible experience, so we only publish stories that are well-written and informative, with a strong point of view.
If you think you have a story that fits our criteria, the next step is to pitch it to us. The best way to do this is to send us a brief summary of your idea, along with any relevant clips or writing samples. (If you don’t have any clips or samples, that’s okay – just tell us a little bit about your writing experience.) You can email your pitch to [email protected], or mail it to:
Attn: Article Submissions
1050 Techwood Drive
Atlanta, GA 30318
If we’re interested in your story, we’ll be in touch to discuss next steps. Please note that due to the high volume of submissions we receive, we may not be able to respond to every pitch. But we appreciate your interest in writing for Sports Illustrated, and we hope to hear from you soon.