Sports writing now has its very own online aggregator service, with the launch of bestsportswriting.com.
With links from a vast range of publications, from the Brighton Argus to the Sydney Morning Herald, the website’s homepage offers access to an impressively eclectic collection of articles going back to 1951, arranged in Comment/Opinion, Profiles/Interviews and Reporting sections.
Several leading SJA members’ work is featured, including award-winners Donald McRae, Simon Barnes and Paul Kimmage. Its pull-together of news stories relating to Roy Keane’s departure from Sunderland is an interesting innovation, linking through to the varied insights of Tony Cascarino, Henry Winter, Matt Dickinson, Jim Lawton and Tom Humphries.
The site’s only income at present is from commission on link-related sales of sports books and the occasional Amazon pop-up ad – but again, those behind the site have done much of the donkey-work for their readers by sourcing sales links to a library of the best volumes of sports writing from the past half-century.
The new site welcomes suggestions of articles to link to and other ideas from all SJA members. They can be sent through to bestsportswriting.com.
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