The Heckler has been poking fun at the sports world since 2003, back when it was still okay to hit a quarterback once in a while. Now it’s time for you to join the fun by writing, publishing and sharing your own Heckler articles. Just a few quick and simple steps:
If you have never posted content with us before, simply register as a contributor at this link: http://www.theheckler.com/wp-login.php?action=register
Your username is what will that will appear with the article. FYI: You don’t have to use your actual name, but don’t make it ridiculous.
2) Submit your brilliant content
Log in to your newly-created Heckler WordPress account here: http://www.theheckler.com/wp-login.php and write your article (175-300 words is recommended). Try to use a style that’s common on TheHeckler.com. If you’re unsure, read a few recent articles to get a feel for it.
3) Proofread your submission
It can’t be stressed enough how important it is to spell-check your writing. The editors will do their best when editing, but if something’s riddled with errors, yep, deleted.
4) Assign Categories and add Tags to your submission
As a rule of thumb, each post should have at least one Region (East, Midwest, South, etc.), one State (Maryland, Pennsylvania, etc.), one City (Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, etc.), one Team (Eagles, Flyers, Phillies, etc.) and one Sport/League (MLB, NBA, NFL, etc.). This is what decides where on TheHeckler.com your content will go so it’s important to get it right.
All tags must be one word with no punctuation. Use the full and proper name of people and places (no nicknames or abbreviations). Examples: theoepstein, frankthomas, timtebow, coorsfield
6) Wait for our editors to review it
If your contribution makes the grade, you’ll soon see it posted on the site. Our editors (morons that they are!) might make edits and style changes to what you wrote so if the final product looks different than your original posting, please don’t take offense.
7) Keep the good stuff coming
After you post a couple pieces, we may invite you to a private Facebook editorial group so you can be part of behind-the-scenes conversation about content. Fancy!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you when we can.