WHO WE ARE
Hudson River Blue is the SB Nation site devoted to news, analysis, and opinion concerning New York City FC. We are dedicated to covering the 20th Major League Soccer team—and the only one located within the five boroughs of New York City.
Our readers are interested in the club, and everything associated with it. They are also interested in Major League Soccer, as well as the larger sport itself. They are well-read and discriminating—yet they don’t take themselves too seriously.
HRB's "voice" is journalistic and authoritative; it speaks to both men and women. We cover the team and the sport with a newsy, direct approach. Our community is composed of fans of the team, and people interested in the sport as it's played in New York City.
WE WANT YOU TO WRITE FOR US!
We absolutely welcome ideas from new writers! If you haven’t worked with us before, it’s best to start off pitching front-of-book ideas, even if you’re an established writer. Consider it an audition for a longer piece.
Please familiarize yourself with HRB and our articles. It’s difficult for us to say yes to your story if it doesn't fit in with the site. Send us specific ideas that speak to your interest in the club.
You increase your chances of becoming a regular contributor if you 1) develop your pitch following the voice of the site, as well as following the format for regular columns on the site and 2) explain why we should be covering the proposed topic.
We prefer pitches via email. Our staff is small, but we read every email that comes over the transom.
Describe your idea in two to three paragraphs. Be sure to explain "why now" and tell us where the story fits into the site. Share a bit about your experience: What other publications (if any) do you write for? What story topics interest you most? Just a few sentences will do.
When you're ready to pitch us, email firstname.lastname@example.org.