Contributor’s Guidelines

About Us

Boracay Sun is the only tourism-oriented newspaper that focuses on good news to further promote the natural beauty of the Boracay Island. We aim to provide opportunity to get to know the people in the neighborhood, so to speak, and a chance for each one in the community to live vicariously through each other’s adventures; and serve as a platform to share one’s way of life to the world.

Foremost in our commitment is to be the insider and the authority for tourists and travelers looking for objective, credible and useful information, and the community’s source for what’s going on in and around the island now.

Instead of hard news, we believe in good and relevant news on issues that affect us all. Driven by social responsibility, we hope to inspire proactivity in the community as a catalyst for change, by being good stewards of our beloved island through our pages. Like building a sandcastle on the beach, we are organically molding the Boracay Sun into the newspaper you will look forward to every month, with captivating covers, vibrant and compelling human interest stories, and a fun and engaging read for all, from cover to cover.

Writing for Boracay Sun

This is a rare opportunity to pitch a short feature story for the following sections: 7107 Islands, Environment, Culture, and Lifestyle. If you are a foreigner, you may also pitch in an interesting story on your experience in the island and in the Philippines. You may write for our Expat Files section. Short stories must range from 300 to 800 words. If long-form features are your strength, you may pitch in a story for our Centerfold or our main feature section with words ranging from 500 to 1200-plus, submitted along with beautiful photography. To have a feel of what each of our newspaper section is all about, Please browse our website.

The Process

Please send pitches to AND or fill up the form below. Pitches are reviewed every Friday and if we like any, you will receive a confirmation letter, setting out the agreed brief, deadline and fee. The letter shall also serve as the contributor’s agreement and must be signed and returned to us for our record.

For our Contributors

For our regular contributors, aside from sending in your pitches, we may also assign stories for you to cover or work on. Our deadlines are set every 13th of the current month (that is, for articles to be featured on the following month).

We take pride in our work and we want you to do the same. When you send in your contributions, please indicate the following:

  • A title that would catch everyone’s attention
  • Your byline

Remember, each word counts!

And, of course, we want to know you more so in case we have received these details yet, please do share:

Full Name (required)

Nationality (required)

Address (required)

Contact Number(required)

Your Email (required)

Employment History:

Educational Background:

Hobbies and Interests:

Short stories that you want to tell (pitch):