Write for Salty Running

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Are you a talented writer?  Do you love running? Great news, we want you!!

Several times a year we take applications for committed, smart and enthusiastic women runners interested in sharing their training and insights with the Salty Running audience.

SALTY BLOGGER CRITERIA

We are committed to representing the lifestyle diversity of women who run, so we’re looking for new bloggers that have individuality! Currently we’re looking for:

  • a tracklete, or a runner who trains on the track intensively
  • a 5k or 10k specialist
  • a runner planning her first marathon
  • an elite or sub-elite
  • a plus-sized runner
  • a runner with a unique story to tell

In addition, all Salty Running Bloggers must:

  • have a developed writing style or voice
  • have a ton of enthusiasm for the sport of running
  • update frequently (as often as 2 times a week)
  • love to share their training experiences, insights, research, tips, etc.
  • share pictures of themselves and their running life, product reviews, race reviews, etc.

How is blogging for Salty Running different from my personal blog?

Well first you become part of a community of amazing running women, including veteran marathoners, 100-mile ultrarunners, sub-elite runners, beginners, masters runners and everyone in-between, which means access to a whole wealth of other perspectives. This is particularly helpful when you’re writing on a topic and aren’t sure what the audience will want to hear about it.  We also help each other out when we have questions about our own training!

Next, other people are counting on you, so deadlines are important! By blogging with us you are committing to writing 2 posts a week (1 substantive post and 1 training log), with the option for occasional extras.  We ask our new bloggers to commit to at least 3 months (with the possibility of renewal at the end of the term).

Also, your work is edited by others, which means you get to develop your talent for writing to an audience.

Speaking of writing to an audience, articles for Salty Running must also be reader-centric, that is, aimed toward helping other runners by sharing your insight.  Personal stories are definitely encouraged, but they should, for the most part, have an objective of offering perspective or information to the reader.

 

What would I have to write?

Each week you would write 1 training log post, which is a simple, quick run-down of your week in running. To read our current blogger training logs go here.

You would also write one substantive post. These are expected to be 600-1000+ words; be well-researched with sources cited/linked; fit into the framework of SR (link back to other bloggers’ posts, etc); and, most importantly, be reader-centric!

 

To apply:

1) You must have an existing blog or submit a writing sample.

2) If you are using your blog as a writing sample, this blog must contain posts about running. If you are submitting a non-blog writing sample, this must also be about running

3) Besides the writing sample or link to your blog, complete the following application and email it to: saltyrunning@gmail.com. We know it’s a lot of questions, but as a runner you know that nothing worth having comes easy!

 

Personal Information

  1. Name:
  2. Today’s Date:
  3. Next Goal Race (include name, date, location and distance):
  4. Date of Birth:
  5. Email Address:
  6. Ethnicity:
  7. Occupation:
  8. Your Lifestyle in 4 Words or Less:
  9. Current Personal Records for any or all of the following distances (mile; 5k; 5 mile; 10k; half marathon; marathon, or other):
  10. City/State:
  11. Telephone Number:
  12. Number of years you have been seriously training

 

Additional Stuff

  1. Please provide a link to your running blog and bio.
  2. Do you train with a coach or follow a plan from a book or website? Please provide the coach’s name or the source of the training plan you’re following.
  3. Why do you want to be a Salty Running blogger?
  4. How long have you been blogging?
  5. Can you commit to blogging an average of 2-3 times a week for a minimum of three months?
  6. Are you willing to post photos of yourself?
  7. Do you write for or blog for any other running sites?
  8. Are you currently sponsored and if so by who?
  9. Do you train or race with a club or team? Please specify.
  10. What’s your favorite herb or spice (use this list)? Tell us why!
  11. What’s your favorite post or category of posts on Salty Running?
  12. Is there any additional information you’d like to provide about yourself?

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