Pleased to announce that on April 2, 2017 Richard Johnson and I signed to a significant book deal with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  In the vein of Red Sox Century and Yankees Century, we will produce a substantive, comprehensive history of the New England Patriots. ETA Fall 2018.

“The Selling of the Babe: The Deal That Changed Baseball and Created a Legend” has been named the winner of the 2017 Larry Ritter Book Award by The Society for American Baseball Research for the best book on the Deadball Era. Ritter, of course, was author of the classic oral history “The Glory of Their Times.” I believe this makes me the first author to win the award twice – “Fenway 1912,” was also awarded the 2012 Ritter Award and the 2012 Seymour Medal for best baseball book of history or biography, the only book title to win both awards in the same year.  For more, see below:

Publication pending for another recently completed  book with a co-author, a well-known sports figure, about his experience with PTSD.

In the Summer of 2017 I’ll  again be teaching at the invitation-only Narrative Nonfiction Workshop (July 23-30) and at a separate Book Proposal workshop (July 14-16 plus an additional three-day residency option) at the Archer City Story Center, Archer City, Texas. For more information see .



For details and testimonials, see below and the  EDITORIAL SERVICES page.

A film based on my book YOUNG WOMAN AND THE SEA, the story of Trudy Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, is currently set up and under development at PARAMOUNT PICTURES, screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. ETA 2019? More information below…

HAPPY to announce that friend, ESPN Columnist, BASW contributor, and author (Shut Out, Juicing the Game, The Last Hero) Howard Bryant will serve as Guest Editor for

The Best American Sports Writing 2017!


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 was a finalist for the 2016 Casey Award from Spitball Magazine as the best baseball book of the year.

FINALIST – Dorothy and Harold Seymour Medal for best book of baseball history or biography and Larry Ritter Book Award, for best book on the Deadball Era, The Society for American Baseball Research 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 March 9, 2017 @ 4:30 p.m., I appeared at 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. Watch here:

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 them in real time. For more see

I am now collecting material for the 28th Edition,  The Best American Sports Writing 2018, which will include work that appeared in 2017. The deadline for work published in 2016 has now passed. The Best American Sports Writing 2016 is now available.  The Best American Sports Writing 2017 is now 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:



For details and more 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”

One client, a first-time author, just had his initial book proposal accepted by one of the top literary agents in the country.  The agent wrote “…You’ve written a first-rate proposal that needs very little work. This puts you in a notable minority among my stable, as I typically get closely involved in helping clients revise. You don’t need much, not at all.”

  I am currently consulting with an established author and another widely acclaimed first-time author on major trade book proposals, edited a book on deadline for an author with a major trade book deal, and consulting with a young writer on a narrative feature.  In the past six months I have also done piece work editing for a major regional magazine, and edited a number of longform narratives for established, well-respected outlets that have been recognized by top aggregators and cited as some of the best longform narrative work of 2016.


For more information on Glenn, check here:

* 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 am no longer Longform Editor for ( For more, see the “About Longform page.”)

Since launching under in September of 2012, multiple stories from  were cited by aggregators such as,, 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,,,, 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.



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