How To Get Published On Youngblood Inquirer

I got published on the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Youngblood column yesterday :) 26 days after submitting my first article, my former editor-in-chief texted me to bring the good news. It felt great to make this dream come true.

I submitted the article for submission’s sake and seeing Youngblood yesterday with my name on it was a fantastic bonus. Indeed, if you want to achieve something, the first step is in trying, and maybe not caring for the outcome that much. :D I really took to writing my piece when I learned a blog friend, Lester got published on Youngblood before too (Thank you for your email!).

Having said that, I also wanted to share the pointers I learned to hasten chances of getting your name printed on the Philippine Daily Inquirer Youngblood’s column too! I am by no means an expert and maybe I just got lucky this time but still I hope these things help you go for it! Some of these information I got from people who were published in Youngblood too, others I looked up online, and some I figured out on my own. All the best to you! :)

  • Submit the piece within the email body and not as an attachment. Send it to  youngblood@inquirer.com.ph and opinion@inquirer.com.ph (Thanks to Southern Luzon PDI Correspondent JC Soltes – he’s been published on Youngblood before too, thrice!) I don’t know if there is a requirement for the subject line but what I used was this: youngblood submission-topic of my article-title of my article.
  • Write a bit long, a little over 1200 words or around 5,000 characters I think, to fill the space for the column. You can write shorter but then that would mean an effort is needed to find another piece to fit the white space left. It would be easier to just write something that fits the length. Mine filled the entire column. When I was still reading the published articles before, I thought it would be difficult for me to fill the space, but I did!
  • Write something that matters to you. As JC Soltes said, people who write in Youngblood have issues. :lol: I think the kind of writing that gets published are those that are deeply connected, something driven by passion and interest. Also, it will be easier to develop the topic and reach the desired length if you truly had something to say about the issue.
  • Be relevant. I am not sure how much my article related to current events but Lester said it helps when what you write has something to do with what is happening around the country.
  • At the end of your submission, add pertinent information like your name, age, current school or job. Youngblood has an age limit of 29 and below so better start writing now!
  • Just try! The best way to get published is to start writing and hit the send button on your email! I can tell you that I closed my eyes before I hit that submit button because I was truly terrified with Inquirer’s Youngblood but in the end, it worked so maybe you should try closing your eyes too for good luck!
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145 thoughts on “How To Get Published On Youngblood Inquirer

  1. Any ideas where i can find an article that was published october 2000? Tried to look for it at national bookstore with the compilation unfortunately the article im trying to find is not there.

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  3. Cool how to post! I didn’t know the reason/s why I got mine published a few years ago, too. Hindi naman yun timely, fun fun lang siguro. Probably because I closed my eyes and hit send, too. Haha! Best feeling ever ang mapublish sa Youngblood, you feel validated. :)

  4. Hi! I just got published today! Super nakakalaki ng puso. Dream come true <3 Read yours too, was inspired and moved to create change as well :) ask ko lang sana, do they give a royalty or payment for those published? If yes, how much and how do you claim it? Thank you so much! :)

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  11. “maybe not caring for the outcome that much” this is what I did exactly. Got published in Youngblood two weeks after you. =) Sabi ko nga, tapos na ang goal ko. Haha!

  12. Do all published Young Blood articles get published online also? Kasi plano ko mas easier icheck kung na-publish yung article mo sa Internet kay sa araw-araw mong paghahanap ng newspaper…

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  16. WOW!!! Congratulations! I’d like to give it a try but I’m not very good with writing about relevant topics! I still have a few years though so that’s good

  17. Pangarap ko rin maging part ng Youngblood since highschool pa. Kaso i tried to write an article pero d ko sinend kasi pakramdam ko di sya pang broadsheet material. Now that I read your article in Youngblood nabuhay ulit ang pangarap kong makapagsulat. And I am at the boundary of the age limit so kelangan ng magsubmit! Thanks for this nainspire ulit ako magsulat for Youngblood!

  18. oi ngayon ko lang to nabasa ah.. syet minention mo pa kagwapohan ko jan ha. hehehe. I’m very happy for you that you finally achieved that dream., i wish you know how proud I am of you.
    Welcome to the Youngblood club PM.

    • eh syempre kailangan yan, not just once but twice :) salamat, kung hindi ako inggitera sayo eh di sana hindi ako napublish nyahaha :D wow talagang youngblood club ha nyahaha

    • salamat marian :) hindi ko alam saan pwede magsubmit ng photos, uhm… sa reader’s digest asia! tapos ang premyo canon products, cool diba? sa inquirer’s youngblood articles lang, sa opinion page kasi nila ito. :)

  19. PM!!!! this post is sooooo helpful! i have been wanting to submit to youngblood, although i’ve been having apprehensions on whether i cqn still qualify as to the “young” part. haha! i’ve been thinking of what to write about and wondering how to submit! thanks thanks for these tips and info!

        • ganun ba kg. uhm… sa reader’s digest asia meron sila kaso ang tema dun everyday heroes, mga ganun. hindi ko alam saan pa pwede magsubmit ng parang column similar to youngblood. sa mga magazines siguro pwede, pero hindi ko pa nasusubukan yun.

  20. I saw the link for your article. It was really entertaining and nice.

    Congratulations on your achievements. I am so happy for you.

    Also, your first name is really beautiful. :D

  21. ^^corrections lang po^^ eto talaga! hahaha
    hi po! yun lng po ba ang ginawa mo? kasi gusto ko ring ma.publish…. did they send you something in return for ur article? and did they advise u on what date would ur article be published? sana po mgreply kayu! idol!

  22. hi po! yun lng po ba ang ginagawa ninyu? kasi gusto ko ring ma.publish…. did they sent you something in return for ur article? and did they advise u on what date would ur article be published?

  23. good job! I read your full article online. Keep it up and keep on believing that you can indeed the world, one step at a time! :D

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