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How to write for KUMB.com

Keen amateur writers, bloggers and budding journos apply here.


We're always on the lookout for talented fans to add to our existing team of article writers and match reporters here at Knees up Mother Brown, the web's longest-running (established 1997) independent West Ham United FC website.

No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness and enthusiasm to share your thoughts with other supporters of West Ham United FC and the football community as a whole (up to 250,000 people visit our website every month).

For those aspiring to become journalists, contributing to KUMB.com can make a worthy addition to your CV; former KUMB writers include a current Guardian journalist and the editor of a market-leading football monthly.

If however you just want the opportunity to vent your spleen following yet another embarrassing defeat, you're equally welcome!

If you'd like to see your work appear on KUMB.com simply drop us an email telling us about yourself (feel free to include an example of your work, although this is not essential) to the following email address: editor @ kumb.com (remove spaces first).



Our requirements for submissions are as follows:

Articles

750-800 words minimum required.

As an independent website KUMB.com is free to express views either criticial of or supportive towards the club, its board of directors and its employees.

Therefore any subject matter - as long as it complies with two simple conditions: 1). it's WHUFC-related and 2). not likely to result in litigious action against us - is acceptable for submission purposes.

Match Reports

750-800 words minimum required.

All match report submissions must include player ratings (a mark out of 10) and brief match notes (50 words maximum) for each WHU player, including substitutes*.

Please send all submissons/questions to editor @ kumb.com (removing the spaces first!)

Research Links

A list of writers who have contributed match reports to KUMB.com over the years may be found here.

Our match report archive may be found here.

The KUMB.com articles archive, which spans well in excess of 1,000 submissions may be found here.

* Your player ratings are used to determine the KUMB.com Writer's Player of the Year.