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Thank you to everyone who submitted.

It was more than I thought I’d get, so I am very happy.

If you have submitted, and I haven’t got back to you, I will.

The magazine is going to be available on the 20th of November.

Now, I must go and finish this bastard.

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For those who are running late, so am I.

These two tests between Australia and India have gotten us behind.

Plus the office cat, spartacus, has been very demanding on our time as well.

So, the deadline is now 20 October.

Please make sure you get me something by then if you intend to get me something.

Etc.

For those who have submitted something without me replying, I will soon, just getting my reading beanie on now.

Enjoy sadism.

OK Sadists, the current issue is actually selling, and that always pleases me.

But now we need to look beyond. Way beyond.

To November, in fact.

The 15th of November.

So if you want to write for this issue, I need your piece by the 15th of October at the latest. The LATEST.

The four obvious topics are Spot Fixing, the Ashes, Champion’s League and India Vs Australia.

You can write about anything, but these four subjects must be covered.

If you are writing about India Vs Australia don’t give me a match report.  I don’t want or need one.  But you will have until the 18th of October to send something in.

Pictures and drawings are always wanted.

So if you have something, send it through to cwb@cricketwithballs.com.

The earlier the piece means less work for me, which means more chance your piece will make it in.

Get crackin.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in last minute submissions.

Off the top of my head we received a 7 things I hate about cricket, where are they now guide to Kiwi cricketers from the 80s, a full designed cover, JRR Tolkien’s 2005 Ashes guide and something else I have forgotten.

When I say there will be something for everyone, there will be.

You can keep submitting, but any new submissions will be for next month’s issue if somehow I get that far.

Thank you all.

The deadline for the submission is technically today.

But since I won’t do any work on Sunday, you have until Monday morning UK time to submit.

Thanks to everyone who has submitted already.

Let us not forget, kiddies, the 28th is our deadline day.

That is less than a week away.

True story.

If your opus on the smell of leather is not yet finished, you must get crackin’.

I’ve received a lot of submissions so far, but happy to get a few more.

I thought I would wet your whistle with some wet and wild submissions we have had so far.

I have written a piece on aussie rules and football. Plus a piece on why the magazine is named what it is named.

We have a piece on why Jardine is someone’s favourite cricketer.

Some cricket from Dubai and Indonesia.

An exclusive interview (not a non-exclusive interview) with TMS scorer Malcolm Ashton.

A cool futuristic piece on Brett Lee’s future Bollywood career.

Dale Steyn as a German.

An aussie males attempt to get a WAGs’ Calendar made.

The story of the IPL auction.

What cricket sadist’s do with their spare time.

And a extract from my book.

So when I say we will take anything to do with cricket, that isn’t just me talking shit.

Get submitting.

Almost everyday people are emailing me asking what they should write about.

My answer is generally cricket.

Write about cricket.

If you have a piece about cricket that you think is cool, whether it was a game in Dubai with an Irishman, what cricket means to you, or about your father’s favourite cricketer. If we like it, we’ll publish it.

The idea is what you are passionate about.

I don’t want to tell anyone want to write about.

Then it just becomes a normal magazine.

This aint us.

So if you have something original, maybe what innings was going on while your child was being produced, write it up and send it in.

cwb@cricketwithballs.com

WE DON’T MAKE MONEY, SO WE DON’T PAY

That is at the top in capitals so you wont miss it. We would love to pay you, but with no money we find this tough. The cricket sadist’s monthly is not a profitable enterprise; Uncle Rupert Murdoch is not secretly backing us, so if you want to send us your magnificent 2000 word essay on the arc of Venkatapathy Raju’s orthodox delivery, you’ll just have to accept that it wont get you any money.

It will get you published in the least known new cricket magazine there is.

We want anything about cricket. Articles, jokes, illustrations, photos, poems, and stories. Whatever you have.

It doesn’t mean you’ll get printed, but we will accept the submission. If you don’t want the entire piece out, send us the first couple of paragraphs and the detailed gist, and we’ll tell you if we want more.

Don’t think because you are from some minnow place like Canada or New Zealand we won’t accept it, we want all the cricket world to be represented. Men, women, intersex, children, old men with lazy eyes and cricketers.

Important things:

  • When you are writing your obviously glorious opus please try and entertain. We want to learn something, but we also want to stay awake long enough to do so.
  • You must also understand that as this is a magazine you need to think about whether your piece is going to be relevant in 4-6 weeks time when it is most likely to go to print.
  • We only want original pieces, don’t steal from others because that sucks, but we also don’t want your hand me downs from other magazines or websites. Your piece can include a small portion from your previous work, but not all of it.
  • Don’t fret if we don’t take your submission. We are new to this, and we might miss your genius, or, we may just not like it personally. Chin up, writing is about rejection. Trust me.
  • Photographers and illustrators must remember that we are printing in budget black & white.

So if you think you have what it takes to write for no money and with passion, email your submissions to cwb@cricketwithballs.com

Thanks to everyone for their submissions.

Dates for Next Issue

Magazine available in March

Next Submission Deadline is 30 January

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