Why should I join 12up as a Writer?

Writers join the platform to publish journalistic articles, create top sports content and participate in the debate. 

Editorial Guidelines

1. How do I become a writer for 12up?
Just sign-up and start writing! One of our editors will contact you after you submit your first article and offer some direction and tips on how to make your second article even better than your first.

2. Who can write articles on 12up?
Anyone can write articles, share pictures and videos, or engage in debate by commenting on articles. If you want to write a preview of your team’s next game, a commentary on their performance, or a top 10 list of your team's best players - this is the place for you. Just click ‘Write an Article’ at the top of the page and start writing.

3. How do I pick a topic?
We have found that these topics often generate the most reads: breaking news, top 10 lists, controversial topics, team analysis, and so on. Having said that, we want you to trust your instinct and write about whatever you think will make a compelling article. In the end it’s totally up to you.

4. What is considered unacceptable on 12up?
We welcome good-natured sporting debate and encourage you to express your opinions about the latest sporting issues, but we do have a few rules to make 12up a great place to write. Some general guidelines are provided below with more information in Terms & Conditions and Privacy

  • 12up members should act in a community spirited way. It is unacceptable to behave in an antisocial manner.
  • 12up reserves the right to delete or remove articles or comments which are deemed offensive, abusive, threatening, obscene, racist, inflammatory, or otherwise breach the terms & conditions.
  • By sharing any contribution you agree to grant 12up permission to use the material in any way 12up deems it fit (including modifying and adapting it for operational and editorial reasons) in any media worldwide.

Writer Tips & Guidelines

We will reward top content and articles that really make the mark in terms interesting, timely and high quality content.

1. What are "Featured" articles and how do I get my posts “Featured”?
Our editors look through every article daily to select the top posts and feature them on the 12up homepage, Facebook, as well as our media partner's sites. Write great posts and your articles will reach an audience of millions.

2. How can I become ‘Writer of the Month’?
12up tracks how many “reads” your articles get and ranks writers accordingly. Gold, silver and bronze medals are awarded to the top writers for each team in a calendar month as a badge. You can see writer rankings by clicking the “Top Writers” tab on your Team Page. Once you've won a gold medal for being a Writer of the Month, you will have entered the 12up pantheon of top writers forever. This medal, as well as any badges you've won, will be displayed on profile page.

3. What if I already have a blog?
Email care@12up.com and include your blog's name, RSS feed, and a brief summary of which teams and leagues you write about and which topics you cover. Submissions are reviewed by our editorial team and if your blog is up to snuff, we'll contact you for further information. Please note that not every submission is accepted, and that we may review and remove your RSS feed at any time.

Feel free to send us any questions or comments you may have. We would love to hear your input!

12up Editorial staff