FMSCOUT is seeking quality content creators
We are FMSCOUT, where more than 3 million people go each month for original, insightful content that feeds their Football Manager passion.
As a contributor for us, you will educate and entertain fellow enthusiasts on a platform that promotes the true sense of community.
OUR TONE is friendly, upbeat and encouraging. We are friends giving advice and in the know, but we’re not know-it-alls. Articles are written with a positive spin; we approach topics as fans, not critics.
OUR PURPOSE is to promote strictly quality content. Every day, dozens of thousands of FM addicts out there gain new insight, come up with brilliant content and then share their experience with fellow managers.
FM TOPICS WE LOVE
In depth analysis of any aspect
Step by step tutorials
Creative, relatable listicles on any topic
Your contribution helps our community grow, and the community supports you back.
We’d love to publish your quality content regardless of being a one-off article,
a reoccurring guest writer gig or as part of our content production teams.
WHO IS THIS FOR
SI forums regulars
As a regular poster on SI forums, you can expect your content to reach even more fans.
As a skilful writer with no prior posting experience, you can make a name for yourself.
We are always looking for quality content creators to join our team,
no matter where you come from and what is your background in publishing stuff online.
WHAT ABOUT FOOTBALL MANAGER MOBILE?
Our content covers everything for the regular FM and its FM Touch variant.
If you wish to create content for Football Manager Mobile, that’s great!
We’re now looking for writers to produce articles for FMM as well.
HOW TO APPLY
We prefer submissions as Google documents so that editors can easily provide feedback and guidance directly within your draft.
You may also send us a plain text file or a Word doc.
We want your article to be at its best, and we’ll push you to get there.
It’s also rewarding. Thousands of people will read your work, and you’ll learn a lot in the process; about communicating your ideas, about writing, and even about the topic you thought you already knew so well.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I write about?
Pick a topic from the ones we listed above. We like practical, actionable advice, posts that will help fellow FMers on their own careers. Please write in the “you” voice as much as possible, then support your advice with personal experience or stories.
Do you pay?
Currently not. FMSCOUT is a community of volunteer content creators.
Can I repost my submission on my blog?
No. If we run your post on FMSCOUT, that content should remain exclusive here. We don’t allow republishing on your own blog or any other website because duplicate content can hurt Google search rankings.
How long should my posts be?
Aim for a minimum of 500 words. The longer the better, as long as it's packed with insightful information.
Should I pitch you my idea before writing the post?
If you’d like to, go ahead. But we’re happy to consider a draft as well.
Should I include links within the piece?
Yes. Please include links that will be helpful and relevant for the reader – they can be to appropriate posts on your blog or on any other site. When you can link to other posts on FMSCOUT, that makes us happy, too. We reserve the right to remove any links that we consider inappropriate.
Should I write a headline?
That’d be great! We reserve the right to tweak it for SEO, style or just to make it more attention-grabbing. But if you want to suggest one, that makes our job easier.
Will you edit my post?
We’ll edit for content and clarity, doing our best to preserve your voice.
Anything else I should keep in mind?
Posts should be written in blog style, with short paragraphs and lots of white space. Including a few sub-headings is much appreciated, and please use only one space between sentences!
What should I do after I submit my post?
When it runs, we hope you’ll be active in the comments, responding to readers’ questions or thoughts.
We look forward to your contribution!