El Boricua needs writers. All our writers are volunteers.
Read this page for more information.At this time we need writers for our
monthly publication and also for our WebSite.
W R I T E R S W
A N T E D
A Journalism Intership is a great way to get experience. Interns
get to write articles that are island or Puerto Rican related
for a period of six months on a volunteer basis. A Completion
Certificate will be issued at the end of the six month period.
An Art Editor is needed
to showcase Puerto Rican artists and their work. Need to write a
monthly article (600 words appx) with photographs. Perfect project
for someone who works around artists. email
We need a volunteer writer to write about anything
to do with Puerto Ricans in sports on the island or mainland. Who
are the Puerto Rican players? Talk about their backgrounds, etc.
Teach us about island sports, who is who, etc. This is a perfect
assignment for anyone who follows sports. email
Puerto Rico" Writer
What are your favorite places to visit? What are
the major historical sites? What is the history behind it? What
important events took place here and there? email
Guest articles are always welcomed. email
General Guidelines for Articles
- Articles are to be in English, except when appropriate.
Most of our readers are second and third generation Puerto Ricans who
are trying to learn about their roots. Most don't read Spanish. We do
from time to time make exceptions to this rule.
- Articles should be from 500 to 700 words in length
for our monthly magazine. No longer please.
- Due date is by the 25th of the month prior to publication,
for example; December articles are due by November 25th.
- All communication and articles are to be via email.
We are all volunteers and have regular jobs and often cannot answer
- Articles need to be sent within the body of the email
message, single spaced, and spelled checked - simply "copy"
and "paste" the text from your file unto the email.
- All articles must be positive and
- Please do not send articles typed in all caps.
- All articles must be 'special' for EL BORICUA, and
must have never been published elsewhere. You retain copyright.
- Include with each article a statement declaring you
are the author and copyright holder of the article and a statement giving
permission to publish.
- Write a short sentence to be posted under your article
that identifies you. For example:
'Ivonne Figueroa lives in Texas with her husband and 2 children. She
is a Public Accountant.'
- All articles should follow our theme, which is Puerto
Rico, Puerto Ricans, or be island related.
- We have 6 'theme' months, please to follow our "theme"
months listed below when possible - we understand it
is not always possible.
January - Puerto Rican Poets and writers
February - AfroBoricua
March - Puerto Rican Women
May - Puerto Rican Soldiers
September - Puerto Rican nationalism or Jibarismo
December - Navidad Puertorriqueña
Staff Writers - We need
volunteer 'general' writers for both the monthly publication and for our
website. We need people who can commit themselves to a short article at
least once a month.
Process for Volunteer Writers
Please send the following items via email to email.
On the subject line please type your Name and "Volunteer
- ARTICLE - send us a 'sample'
article that has not been published elsewhere, written by you. The article
must be accompanied by a statement declaring that you are the author
and copyright holder of the piece and that it is "Special for El
- RESUME - Send us a short, one page, Resume with references
and contact information. Need a couple of phone numbers so we can reach
you if we need to.
- BIOGRAPHY - send a short biography - no longer than
300 words - for possible publication.
- PHOTO - send a photo or 'passport photo' via email,
saved as jpg. This photo will be published with your article (s) - cannot
be a 'professional' photo because we can't publish anything that is
copyrighted. Your Photo and Biography will be
searchable on the Internet and cannot be taken down once it is included
in one of our issues. If you have a problem with this you can opt not
to have your photo and bio published.