THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 2016 – Rick Telander, Guest Editor
A 2016 New York Times Sports and Fitness Best Seller!
“As usual, the selections are entertaining and informative deep dives into the sports world that will appeal to fans of general nonfiction as well as aficionados. Each essay has the pace and narrative that is expected of well-crafted journalism and illuminates not only sport itself but the role it plays in the broader life of its participants. For the subjects of these stories, sports are a way to understand who they are as human beings, and for the writers, they are a lens that brings the true subjects into sharper focus.
Verdict Recommended for sports nuts looking for good, brief reads but also for fans of general nonfiction to whom sport may not have occurred as a topic for intellectual reading.” – Library Journal
THE SELLING OF THE BABE (see below)
The Selling of the Babe if a finalist for the 2016 Casey Award from Spitball Magazine as the best baseball book of the year!
SportsBiblio.com TOP 10 NOTABLE SPORTS BOOK OF 2016
Film and dramatic rights available, query author
I am currently under contract to serve as Series Editor for The Best American Sports Writing through 2018 and have stories scheduled to appear in the upcoming months in Yankee and Boston Magazine.
On April 1, 2017 I’ll be appearing in the New Hampshire Writers’ Project Writer’s Day 2017, “Spring Training: A Workout for Writers” leading a workshop on book proposals, appearing on a panel with Best American Short Stories Series Editor Katrina Kennison on what makes a good story, giving a reading and doing an interview on NPR. Check back here later for more details.
In March of 2017 I’ll be doing a program on Young Woman and the Sea at Johnson State College in Vermont with Channel Swimmer Paula Yankauskas as part of Women’s History Month.
In October I appeared with NPR’s Bill Littlefield at the Brattleboro (VT) Literary Festival.
In July 2016 I completed a week and a half session planning and then teaching at the inaugural narrative nonfiction writing workshop at the Archer City Story Center in Archer City, Texas with acclaimed Canadian journalist Eva Holland, Director and New York Times best-selling author Kim Cross, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jacqui Banaszynski. The workshop, unique in the field, took in a diverse group of ten nominated writers and journalist of varying backgrounds and experience levels from around North America and immersed them for a week in small town Texas life, where instead of work-shopping stories from outside, they reported stories in the community and explored using new approaches in real time. For more see http://archercitystorycenter.org/#intro-3
I am now collecting material for the 27th Edition, The Best American Sports Writing 2017, which will include work that appeared in 2016. The deadline for work published in 2015 has now passed. The Best American Sports Writing 2016 is now available. The Best American Sports Writing 2017 will soon be in production.
For submission guidelines, see any recent edition, the “Best American Sports Writing: How to Submit” page to the right, or the Best American Sports Writing Facebook page. For questions about the selection process, see the “Best American Sports Writing: Selection Process” page.
The Deadline is FEBRUARY 1, 2017 (postmark)
For more on the Best American series: http://www.hmhbooks.com/hmh/site/basw
I AM CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR EDITORIAL CONSULTING AND OTHER WRITING AND EDITORIAL WORK.
For details and testimonials, see the EDITORIAL SERVICES page.
“I’ve written 47 books and hundreds of articles. I’ve never – and I mean never – had an editor who challenged me in a more positive way than Glenn Stout did. The demands he put upon me were all aimed at making my writing better.” – Thomas Hauser – Author of “Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times” and “Missing”
Currently consulting with two different authors on major trade book proposals, just completed editing a book on deadline for an author with a major trade book deal, and doing piece work editing for a major regional magazine.
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* On February 20, 2016, a rough cut of the new film “Lou Montgomery: A Legacy Restored” (2015, USA, 45 min.) produced by noted filmmakers Susan Michalczyk, associate professor in the Honors Program at Boston College, and John Michalczyk, a professor of fine arts, was screened at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. The film concerns the impact Jim Crow had on the life and football career of Boston College’s Lou Montgomery. I appear in the film and contributed a taped recording of my interview with Montgomery, the only known recording of Montgomery in existence, dating from 1987 when my profile “Jim Crow, Halfback,” appeared in Boston Magazine and first delivered his story to a wide audience. The film has since been completed, enjoyed a second showing in Boston, and is currently under consideration for airing on a major cable outlet.
* I have recently completed a book with a co-author, a well-known baseball figure, about his experience with PTSD – it will be available in the spring of 2017.
* I am no longer Longform Editor for (www.sbnation.com/longform). For more, see the “About Longform page.”)
Since launching under in September of 2012, multiple stories from www.sbnation.com/Longform were cited by aggregators such as Longform.org, Longreads.com, Gangrey.com and others as some of the best longform journalism currently being produced anywhere, in print or online. Multiple stories were cited on various “Best” lists by Longform.org, Longreads.com, TheNewYorker.com, SportsonEarth.com, Sports Illustrated and others, two stories won awards from the prestigious American Society for Journalists and Authors and two authors were finalists for a Livingston Award for their work, one whose book included portions of stories edited was a finalist for the PENN/ESPN award for Literary Sports Writing. Unfortunately, the site has apparently been permanently been shuttered, although previously published stories remain available. For more information, links, a list of stories published , citations, awards, testimonials and other information about the work produced by an incredibly talented crew of freelance contributors, see the “About Longform” page to the right.