Write for Us

Our utmost priority at Pattison Ave is to deliver unique sports content to Philadelphia sports fan. We focus on niche areas that may not be covered well — or to the level that they should be — elsewhere on the web. If you believe that you have an idea for a column that would be both attention grabbing and diverse we would love to discuss having you on our team!

The basics

If you are interested in joining us, send us an email through our contact page. Please include information about your area(s) of interest, any links to solid stories you have written, a description of what you can bring to Pattison Ave and your contact information. We will reach out to you within 2-3 business days after reviewing your information. If we feel that it is necessary, we may ask you to write a sample story for us to review as well.

What you do

We want your voice to be heard. We do not have any restrictions in terms of length or voice. The article should be as long or short as the topic requires it to be. Pattison Ave is more concerned about finding perspectives and mindsets that differ and are respectable. As long as you have something unique and worthwhile to contribute, the content is welcome!

We do allow foul language but ask you to keep it to a minimum and to never say anything in a derogatory fashion. If you make a claim in an article, be sure to cite. Be sure to provide sources and links back to any story quoted or referenced in the article. Any images or graphics used in the story must also be properly attributed.

The ground rules

Like most other independent sites, writers contribute to Pattison Ave on a voluntary basis. We understand that people have lives, jobs and responsibilities. Your commitment level is up to you but, when a publishing frequency, date and time are agreed upon, it is expected that you live up to that commitment.

Writers submit articles to our content management system a minimum of a day in advance of its publication (with the exception of breaking and time-sensitive stories). In addition to writing the article, you are responsible for filling out the title, category, tags and SEO sections of the post. Also, writers must provide at least one image for the story. The primary image will appear at the top of the story and be set to the featured image. The image must be a minimum of 600 pixels wide and be of landscape orientation.

If, for some reason, you cannot post at your regularly scheduled time, please alert us in advance so that we may find a way to fill that gap in content. Consistency is incredibly important to us.

What we need

At the moment, Pattison Ave is looking for writers to cover the following teams:

  1. Union
  2. 76ers
  3. Phillies
  4. Phantoms