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Want to write for us?

Have you always wanted to write about Formula 1 or Formula E but never got around to it?

Well now you can! We’re looking for racing enthusiasts who would like to write about Formula 1 or Formula E on FormulaSpy.

We are FIA accredited and are attending several races this year.

You don’t have to have any previous experience, just a passion for your favourite motorsport!

So how do you go about this?
Well firstly let’s talk about what we are looking for:

Original Content – your article will not have been published anywhere else.

Not Straight Reporting – there are many organisations that report on practice, qualifying and the races themselves very quickly and in depth. What is of far more interest is an article or articles that go behind the headlines. You could look at a current trend or why something specific is happening. It could be that you look back at something in the past. You will need to back it up with some evidence as well.

Do you have a talent for design? Could you produce infographics for example or perhaps cartoons or indeed anything else which is design orientated?

Do you compile statistics about the races? Can you interpret the information in new or interesting ways?

How long do these articles need to be?
We are really looking for between 300 and 750 words. It could be less than 300 – you can always ask us. If you have something large, it can always be split into several articles as long as it retains its flow.

How to Submit Articles
Your best approach will be to submit ideas to us initially. We will come back to you with our observations. This is in case we have already published something similar to your proposed article.

If you have already written an article (or series of articles) as yet unpublished then you are very welcome to submit it to us. We will then reply with our comments and whether any alterations are needed.

We cannot guarantee that every article you provide will be published but we will look at your articles in a positive manner and offer suggestions if required.

We will retain editorial control regarding spelling, grammar, clarity or even article length. It is your responsibility to be accurate and also not to infringe copyright

We will retain copyright of the article.

You will be credited as the author of the article and if you have your own blog/website we will also include a link

We will publicise your article via Twitter, Facebook and Google+. It will also be found by the major search engines within a short space of time. We will also have other suggestions for you regarding the article and yourself.

A Reward!
Unfortunately, we are not in a position to offer payment, but Media Press Passes are always a possibility once a portfolio is in place.

Okay, what now?
Get in touch with Thomas who is the Editor-in-chief and he will reply promptly.