Scott SalterComment


Scott SalterComment

Every now and then we hand IBWM entirely over to you in the form of one of our assignments. In 2015 we asked for submissions for our New York and Sheffield Projects and in 2016 we profiled Milan - you certainly didn't disappoint. So, where can we go next?


Not just a beautiful port city in the South of France, but home to one of the most interesting cultures in Europe.  On the pitch, Marseille is home to one of the most successful clubs in France. 

Marseille is the theme for our fourth IBWM Assignment but the angle that you use for your article is entirely your call.  The city offers a myriad of fantastic fables and we'd like to tap into what you know, football or not.

If you’ve something special on Raymond Goethals, Marcel Desailly, Massalia the Stade Vélodrome, Frank McCourt, Dmitri Payet, Tapie, the city's rap scene, the mafia or anything/anyone else connected to Marseille, we'd love to hear from you.  As always, be creative, get noticed.

Articles should be a minimum of 1,000 words with no upper limit.

We don't require a pitch or a CV, just send something over.

You don't need to be from Marseille to submit an article.

You don't need to be a professional writer, anyone can submit.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, 12th March 2017. We aim to publish in early April.

We can't guarantee to publish everything we receive, but we will read ALL submissions.

Articles can be emailed to, or you can submit using our contact page.

Get writing!


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