Write for popular STAND

Back in 1998 popular STAND fanzine was formed to give Doncaster Rovers fans a free and independent platform on which they could speak out. We still exist for that same reason today, so we want to hear from you. We welcome contributions, articles, suggestions and feedback, and will consider all for publication.

If you’re stuck for inspiration we have a number of regular features, online and in print, for which we particularly welcome contributions.

  • 250 word match reports; Self explanatory really, since the start of the 2014-15 season we have sought to concisely cover each and every Rovers match for those unable to attend. These reports appear here on our website. Please contact us in advance of any Rovers games you wish to cover (so we can avoid duplication). For inspiration take a look at our recent submissions.
  • Remembering the first time; Can you remember the first time you attended a Rovers match? If so we’d love you to tell us about it; we’ve already had contributions ranging from 1958 to 2014 and always welcome more for this regular print feature. These articles should be 400-450 words in length.
  • Memorable memorabilia; Another regular print feature in which supporters write about their favourite pieces of Rovers memorabilia. From scarves to stickers to shirts, whatever you hold dear, we want you to tell us about it. These articles should be 350-400 words with an accompanying image of the item featured.
  • Personal programming; A new print feature in which fans write about significant Rovers programmes, whether they be from matches important to Rovers or coincide with important dates in your own life. These articles should be 350-400 words with an accompanying image of the programme.
  • Hoop dreams; A print feature we’ve always tried to get off the ground, but haven’t quite yet managed to make fly. We want supporters to tell us about any Rovers-related dreams they may have had. These articles should be 400-450 words in length.

If you wish to write on any of these topics, or indeed something else entirely please contact us via email at popularstand@outlook.com.


The next issue of popular STAND will be on sale on at the start of the 2020-21 season. Once we know when that might be, we’ll set a submission deadline. If you wish to contribute, please get in touch via the email above.

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