Wanted: Royals Writers


We’re just moments from the first pitch in the spring training opener between the Royals and Rangers.  It’s been a long offseason, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

I realized that this weekend marked the two year anniversary of the launch of Kings of Kauffman.  In that time, we’ve had some writers come and go, but the main goal has been to give you quality, creative content every day (or close to it).  Your reading time is valuable and there are a lot of great Royals blogs out there, so I greatly appreciate everyone who stops by.

Recently, Austin Alonzo has left the site to concentrate on a new job as well as his life as a full-time student.  We wish him the best out in the “real world” and may see him come back around when it calms down this summer.

Until then, I’d like to beef up our numbers a bit, so I’m calling for opinionated Royals writers to join myself, Gage Matthews and Kevin Scobee.

If you’re interested in becoming a contributor on Kings of Kauffman (proud member of the Fansided network), here’s what to do:

  • Write a 500-1500 word article about the Royals.  This can be about any topic you choose but it should represent your best work and be fully edited.  Writing is one part ideas and one part presentation, and both carry a lot of weight.
  • I cannot stress this enough – your work should be fully proofread and edited.  Nobody’s perfect, myself included – but you should take the time to read, re-read and perhaps have a picky friend read your submission before sending it.
  • Email your article (in pdf format or at least cut and pasted into the body of an email) to myself at [email protected]  Please put “Kings of Kauffman Contributor Article” in the subject line.  I’ll review the sample articles before passing the best on to the Fansided MLB Leadership Council.
  • This should be obvious, but there shouldn’t be any profanity.  A “hell”, a “damn” – no problem. If they can say it on the radio, you can say it here. Strong opinions are necessary, but please be classy with them.

As a contributor on Kings of Kauffman, you’d be expected to post one (1) article a week, but would have the option open to post more if you chose to do so.  Focus on prospects, stats, news updates – whatever you like.

In a perfect world, a prospective writer would live near any of the Royals minor league affiliates, but that’s all just a bonus.  Above all, I’m looking for quality writing and anything else is a bonus.

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