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Referee Submission Guidelines

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From the Referee guidelines:

Referee publishes three main types of articles: features, sport-specific articles and columns. The best way to get familiar with our articles is to read some previously published examples.

We want our feature articles to speak to our readership — sports officials. The content must focus on officiating. We are interested in articles that help our readers improve an aspect of their officiating, articles about unique or very successful officials, articles dissecting the major issues that officials face and articles that delve into certain officiating philosophies.

Sport-Specific Articles:
Sports-specific articles may pertain to rules, mechanics or officiating philosophy. Rules articles must include parenthetical rulebook, casebook or approved ruling references to the pertinent rules. The required references for each sport are: Basketball — NFHS, NCAA men’s and NCAA women’s; Baseball — NFHS, NCAA, pro; Football — NFHS, NCAA; Soccer — NFHS, NCAA, FIFA; Softball — NFHS, NCAA, USA Softball, USSSA; Volleyball — NFHS, NCAA, USAV.

Law, Getting It Right, Profiles and Last Call are the columns appearing regularly in the magazine. Contributions to the Law column require an expertise in that field. The Getting it Right and Profiles columns generally highlight unique officials or associations and their interests or community contributions. Last Call is a first-person piece about a specific event or experience by an official.

Submission Guidelines Details for Referee

Market Type: Magazine

Contact: Editor

Accepts: Book Excerpts, Essays, Historical, How-To, Humor, Interviews, Opinion, Photo Features, Profiles, Sports, Technical

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Updated November 19, 2020