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. 😀 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com (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. 😆 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!
tanong ko lang po…bakit ayaw po mabuksan yung website na firstname.lastname@example.org??
Marami na po akong naisubmit kaso wala pa rin akong notifs kung ipupublish ba mga articles ko, any advice?
I already sent 5 articles. How will I know that my one of my articles has been published? Aside from seeing it printed on the broadsheets? 🙂
Thanks for the pointers! I just sent an article. I hope it would make it to the paper.
all the best to you!
I just sent my article. I hope it would get published. Thank you for the pointers ❤
Ino-notify ka ba ng inquirer pag ipupublish nila yung article mo? 🙂
yung sakin wala akong natanggap basta sinabihan lang ako ng nakabasa.
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.
wala eh, baka sa website ng pdi?
Unfortunately wala din ako makita, sayang importante pa naman sakin yung article na yun,thanks
If you know someone from UP Diliman, you can try the microfilm service in the library.
open pa po ba for submission ang young blood until today??gusto ko rin po sana magpasa..
oo naman, visit mo yung website ng inquirer. good luck!
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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. 🙂
oo masarap sa pakiramdam talaga. iniisip ko nga kung may steam pa ko magsubmit ulit pero wala pa akong maisip. salamat!
Oo nga. Ako rin. Iniisip ko kasi baka ala chamba lang ung una. Kaya dapat may pangalawa. Hahaha. Kulang lang bilib sa sarili. Lol
meron akong kilala thrice!
Bongga! Ako twice lang. Ang pangarap ko mailagay sa best of book. Haha!
ay oo nice yun. may kilala din ako kasama sya.
my bestfriend’s article just got published 🙂 thank you for this PM!!!! our dream came true 🙂 GOD BLESS YOU SO MUCH! 🙂
salamat 🙂 get us a link to your friend’s post!
Inspiring! I remember telling myself before that if I hit 50 blog posts, I’ll start finding ways to have at least one article published. That was years ago! Thank you 🙂
thanks, good luck!
this is so inspiring!!!! did u submit again? 🙂
hi, thanks. have nothing to complain about yet but i know people who have submitted and have been published several times.
Hi! Thank you so much for this post. I was so hesitant about submitting to Young Blood, but this post helped a lot. My piece got published yesterday. Thank you again. 🙂
happy you realized your goal, congratulations!
May pustahan pa kami ng classmate ko! haha Sana ma publish. :))
Isasampal ko sakanya yung broadsheet ahhaa!! Philippians 4:13
good luck sa inyong dalawa 🙂
Do you have an idea kung pwede magpass ng article under a pen name or just as an anonymous writer? Thanks. 🙂
meron akong nakita na pen name ang gamit na napublish sa newspaper.
Hi! I just got published today! Super nakakalaki ng puso. Dream come true ❤ 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! 🙂
congrats and thanks. i didn’t get any but i think one commenter said you can call them and ask.
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congrats! thanks for this! so how do you know your work got published?…hintay na lang ng texts from friends?hihihihi or get a copy of PDI everyday? 🙂
my friend told me. 🙂
Thanks! I’ll give it a try 🙂
good luck 🙂
Hello everyone! I passed my article last Jan 1 and then kaninang umaga pa lumabas. WOhooooo!!! I thot na baka na reject ung sa akin kasi 600 words lang at parang di catchy ang title kaya i submitted a longer one last week, but my first draft was the one published. I agree with you fellas that the technique is to really write from the HEART. Here’s mine.
Hey! Great job! I have a question, do they allow a republishing of blogs? Like if I submit a past blog entry, will they still consider it?
i have no clue if they allow it but in case you decide to do it i wish you all the best!
Thank you! I’ve already sent an inquiry to them. See you around, then! 🙂
Hi! I’ve read your article! Na inspired ako two times! haha I’m preparing for board and I reviewed at Carl balita review center, the whole review I manage to top the practice exam and even the pre board. My goal now now is to be in the top 10 :)) yehey!! Philippians 4:13
sabay ba pinapublish yung sa newspaper and internet yung article?
i think so, yes.
Paano po malalaman if ipupublish nila work mo? are they going to call you?
you just wait on the newspaper, good luck!
26 days is not bad! Earnestly waiting for mine to get published! 🙂
i wish you all the best! what is yours about?
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I got published too!.. no payment?! ay….
I called them… I should pick up my payment in the office daw
good for you!
woah! Congratulations 🙂
And hey, found something to exert my energy again. This looks exciting, gotta try this 🙂
Thanks thanks and kudos again 😉
Woah! Congratulations PM 🙂
Hihihi, found something to exert my energy again hahaha, this one looks exciting gotta try it.hahaha
Thanks thanks and kudos again 😉
salamat. i hope you do try it and get published too! have fun!
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29!?!?! My goodness…
yung edad? oo may limit sila.
late ako ng.. *bilang sa daliri* hmmm…
old blood? 😆
mabibisto ang edad ko.. meron nga bang old blood? pwede ako dun.. bagets na bagets ako dun.. hihihi
hayaan mo isusuggest natin yan sa kanila.
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I’m so inspired to write for youngblood. it has been in the back of my mind for years.malapit na pala ako sa cut off age so i better crunch.
good luck! the first step is to get cranking and get the message out there.
Wow. Thrice na ata ko nagsubmit pero wala pa rin. Hehehe. Salamt sa tips! 😉 And I liked your article! 🙂
salamat 🙂 submit lang ng submit wala naman mawawala kung susubukan. good luck!
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Now help me with this friend…
What work shall I publish?
salamat, achievement ko yan kung ituring. ikaw din pasa na, go!
hihihi, try ko rin siguro, kaya lang ang haba naman ng kelangan (nagreklamo hahahahah)
pang maiklian lang kasi ako, nalulunod ako sa maramihang letra hahhahah
may space kasi na pinupuno. kaya yan basta gigil ka sa topic hahaba at hahaba talaga.
hmmmm… ano kayang topic ang peding panggigilan?
isip isip isip!
sabi nga ng kakilala ko na 3 times na napublish yung may issues daw ang napiprint most of the times 😆
hmmmm hihihi thanks Prinsesa!
How long will they notify you if your article got picked? Please and thank you.
they won’t inform you. you just have to wait for the paper 🙂 good luck!
Really? They won’t txt you or contact you?
they did not text or contact me. my friend just buzzed me about it and i found out through the paper.
“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!
fantastic news! great job 🙂
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…
i’m not sure but i assume what is published on the newspaper gets on board the website too. good luck! 🙂
where does the young blood articles located in news paper?
in the opinion section.
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Congratulations! I may not be as good as you but I’ll try my luck. 😀
Congratulations! I’m not as good as you but I’ll try my luck! God bless you!
thank you jan. it’s all about trying. that was what i did and it paid off so best of luck to you!
ive read this article..change the wolrd if you can…nice..:)
thanks marie. it got some good praise and bad praise, very normal and expected.
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sana ma publish ung pinasa q…
sana nga. 🙂
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Hi, thanks for the tips and the info!
Do they really not inform you if your article has been published or not?
they don’t! you just wait for somebody to tell you if you don’t buy the paper every time so it makes for one really freaking surprise 😀
Thanks, PM. I hope to get published as well.
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
there is no harm in trying. i tried without really ever believing what i submitted will get published. 🙂
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!
go pat! kaya mo yan! sana magsubmit ka kasi isa ako sa tatalon pag napublish ka lalo na at borderline ka na pala 😀
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 😀 wow talagang youngblood club ha nyahaha
Wow. Congrats! Nag submit ako dito dati’ di naman nila pinansin. LOL
salamat! nakow just try and try until 29! 😆
congrats… you deserve it. I could buy you lunch 🙂
salamat bw, pag nakapunta ako ng canada ilibre mo ako! 😛
wow galing congrats naman. pwede bang picture lang ang submit hehehe
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. 🙂
Cool. Baka sa PALANCA Awards website ka naman mapublish next. :]
wow, how i wish 😀 thanks for the visit. 🙂
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!
as long as you are 29 and below kg, np. i hope you can submit because it is such a rush reaching your goal. super gratifying! 😀
haay PM, sa age restriction, di na ako pwede. 😦
any idea where else i can submit?
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.
congratulations. can you share the piece with us here?
salamat maria! 🙂 i will send you the link through email, it can be found on inquirer online.
Congratulations Princesa! I’m very proud to know you. When you get rich and famous remember us!
thank you tom 😆 okay, i will! 😛
.. wow! pakipost naman yung entry mo sa young blood, miss. 😉
nasa inquirer online rob 😀 send ko link sayo email kita 🙂
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. 😀
thank you lj, you’re such a sweetheart. 🙂
^^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!
i mean yun lag po ba ang ginawa ninyu? sorry ^^correction here^^
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?
hello alyssa. yes, this is my first submission. it got published after three weeks though my friend said it can be as far as three months. there is no telling sa time frame kung kailan ka mapupublish. walang notification, walang kapalit, maliban sa makita ang pangalan mo na nakapublish sa PDI 😀 nalaman ko lang nung may nagtext sakin. meron akong kilala 3 times na napublish sa youngblood tapos kasama din siya sa compilation books 🙂 galing niya ano? good luck sayo! just go for it! 🙂
salamat po! ahhhhh… hindi pala cla ngsasabi kng kailan… hehehe.. better to read PDI everyday…. yung ngtxt po bah sa inyu ay ngtatrabaho sa PDI?
hindi, lagi lang siya nagbabasa ng youngblood 🙂 good luck!
thank you po talaga…
welcome balitaan mo ko pag napublish ka na 🙂
Hello! I was wondering, do they pay contrib fee for submitting to YoungBlood? 🙂
wala po 🙂
awww, di nako pwede.
congratulations on being published!!!
thank you gb 😀
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! 😀
you can indeed *change* the world lol
thank you daphne 🙂 as long as we continue to do things we believe in i am certain we are not only believing we can change the world but doing it as well. bow. 🙂
congrats naman sayo. 🙂
thank you! ikaw din magsubmit ka!
Well, that means I can no longer write for Youngblood, I’m 34, ugh!
yun nga lagi sinasabi ng mga kaibigan ko eh, dapat magsumikap ng maaga kasi may age limit 😛
wow! congratulations! 🙂
salamat apollo! 🙂