Looking for a Few (More) Good Writers

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The Complete Running Network wants YOU.

We want YOU to write for US.

writing.jpgQualifications: Must love running. Must love talking and reading about running. Your dreams should be about running. You’re the person at the cocktail party boring the non-runners with running stories. (Of course, you don’t go to many cocktail parties because you have to get up early the next morning to run!)

We’re not looking for people to write the Great American Novel, but you should be able to write concise, compelling, concise (did I say that already?) articles, race, Web site and book reviews, or stories that will appeal to runners of all abilities all over the world. We’re also looking for people who can write quick “link posts”—such as a list of five or six sites that you think are great, and why you think so. We’re open to lots of other ideas and looking for creative people to generate them.

And while I’m busy soliciting:
Are you a good photographer? Do you take endless photos of runners and races? Well, we want you, too.

Have you been entertaining thoughts of podcasting? Do you have something to say out loud? We’d love to talk with you, too.

How about video? Are you the next Spielberg? Then please, drop us a line.

Right now, we’re looking for writers, but contact us if you have other talents!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. You’ve got some great writers already – why are you looking for more?
A. Of course you’re right! They are terrific. But, CRN is growing and, we’ve got some really exciting stuff coming up that calls for more great writers!

Q. I’m a very busy person. How much time will I have to put in?
A. We’d ask that you commit to writing at least one post a month. More if you like.

Q. Do I have to have a blog to write for CompleteRunning?
A. Absolutely not.

Q. I just started running. Can I still write for you?
A. If you meet the qualifications above, certainment!

Q. I’m a run/walker.
A. What’s the question?

Q. Do I qualify to write for CRN?
A. But of course!

Q. I run sub-4 minute miles. How about me?
A. First of all, I’m insanely jealous. However, we’d be honored to have you if you can write well. We’re not as interested in your time(s) as we are in your knowledge, personal running experiences and ability to tell a story with wide appeal.

Q. Anything else?
A. We also ask for original material, so we don’t re-post things that you’ve already posted on your blog. And in general, things that you post on your blog may not be suitable for CRN.

Q. Aren’t you forgetting something? Does this gig pay?
A. Well, that depends on your definition of “pay.” If by “pay,” you mean “pyschic rewards,” then yes! In spades. Plus, you and your blog get promoted every time we publish something you’ve written for CRN. If, on the other hand, you mean cold hard cash, then, um, no. Not yet.

Interested? Drop us a line, and include two-three graphs of a possible post so that we can get some idea of your writing style. Please include the url to your blog if you have one.

So, don’t miss out on this opportunity to help build the best source of running information and inspiration on the web – unleash your inner Hemingway and get in touch with us today!

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.

  1. Vanilla on July 3rd at 9:30 am

    Excellent! I need something else to do at the office when I’m trying to avoid doing my job. I just sent you an e-mail.

  2. jon on July 5th at 1:48 am

    sounds like fun but is there any serious comitment and would a highschool xc runner be able to write for CRN. thanks

  3. shyam on July 11th at 12:46 pm

    I would be interested to write for Complete Running. I have sent a sample posting to I haven’t got a response. Wonder if I don’t qualify to write. Kindly clarify.