Writing opportunities for SABR Members
- Click here to learn more about submitting a new web or book project proposal to the SABR Editorial Board
- Click here to submit an article for an upcoming Baseball Research Journal
Writing opportunities are abundant and first-time authors are always welcome.
We also can use more volunteer editors, fact-checkers, vetters, and peer reviewers behind the scenes to improve our stories and get them ready for publication. You’ll be working with a great team of editors already in place. If you are interested in helping out in an editing role, please contact a project leader below for more details.
Current Group Projects
These projects have been approved by the SABR Editorial Board and are already in progress. If you are interested in contributing to any of these upcoming projects as a writer, editor, fact-checker, etc., please contact Bill Nowlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Colorado Silver Bullets (editor: Leslie Heaphy)
- First At Bat Home Runs (editor: Giselle Stancic)
- Henry Aaron (editor: Glen Sparks)
- Minor League Baseball, 1946-63 (editor: George Pawlush)
- Major League Stars from Venezuela
- Native Americans and Baseball
- That’s the Ticket: The Evolution of Baseball Tickets (editor: Tony Oliver)
- “Baseball Fans Must Eat!” The Life and Times of Harry M. Stevens, Hot Dog King (editor: Don Jensen)
- Dodger Stadium greatest games (editor: Bill Nowlin)
- Sandy Koufax (editor: Bill Nowlin)
- Spring training (editor: David Krell)
- Stan Musial (editor: Glen Sparks)
- 1939 Baltimore Elite Giants (editor: Bill Nowlin)
- 1945 Cleveland Buckeyes (editor: Vince Guerrieri)
- 2001 Seattle Mariners (editor: Eric Vickrey)
- 2004 Boston Red Sox (editor: Bill Nowlin)
- 2005 Chicago White Sox (editor: Mark Morowczynski)
Here is some information on our ongoing writing projects and how to become involved.
The lofty goal of the SABR BioProject is to write a high-quality, journal-length biography of every player who ever played in the major leagues. More than 6,000 biographies have been written by 600-plus SABR members. Your subject can be anyone who ever played in the major leagues and has been retired for at least five years, or any manager, executive, umpire, scout, broadcaster, etc. In fact, we welcome your ideas for any subject who impacted the history of the game — someone from the Negro Leagues, the minor leagues, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Japan, Cuba, and more.
- Website: SABR.org/bioproject
- Frequently asked questions: SABR.org/bioproject/resources
- Request an assignment: Bill Nowlin, email@example.com
The SABR Baseball Games Project is a new initiative to research and write articles on major-league and Negro League regular, postseason and All-Star Games. These game accounts will complement Retrosheet and Baseball-Reference box scores as well as BioProject essays on the players involved. All games, regardless of their historical significance, are eligible to be written up.
- Website: SABR.org/gamesproject
- Frequently asked questions: SABR.org/gamesproject/faqs
- Request an assignment: Andrew Harner, firstname.lastname@example.org
We love ballparks and feel that each one deserves its own biography. Ballparks have a life of their own. Your job, as the ballpark’s biographer, is to cover that life in detail, from birth to death.
Biographers, editors, and fact-checkers are needed for our upcoming SABR Digital Library publications. Click here for a list of upcoming book projects that need volunteers.
- Request an assignment: Bill Nowlin, email@example.com
The SABR Team Ownership Histories Project is a joint effort of SABR’s Business of Baseball Committee and the BioProject. The intention is to provide as much detail as possible about the organization and composition of ownership groups, franchise sales, relocations, stadiums, and other issues that provide the financial context for team success on the field. In addition to major-league teams, the project has been expanded to include teams from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the Negro Leagues, and the Federal League, as well as defunct 19th-century teams from the American Association, National Association, National League, and Union Association.
- Website: SABR.org/bioproject/team-ownership-histories
- Request an assignment: Andy McCue, firstname.lastname@example.org
Many SABR chapters and research committees publish online newsletters throughout the year, and are always seeking writers, editors, and other contributors. Some committees, such as Baseball Cards, Games and Simulations, Pictorial History, and Baseball Landmarks, also publish original articles on their own committee websites. Contact a SABR chapter or committee leader to find out how you can get involved!
- Find a SABR chapter
- Find a SABR committee
- List of all chapter/committee websites and social media accounts
Want to contribute to a SABR flagship publication such as the Baseball Research Journal or The National Pastime?
Click here to learn more about submitting an article to our peer-reviewed journals.