To add an article to SPN, complete the form below. Submitted articles will be reviewed and, if eligible (read the fine print below), published. In submitting your photo (click the Add Media button), you are giving SPN permission to display it. All emails will be verified. We welcome articles that would be of interest to the Sooke PocketNews readership.

Please complete the required fields.
Please select your image(s) to upload. Must not exceed 4,000 pixels wide or tall.

The Fine Print

Please note the following:

  1. Content published behind the paywall does not have a cost. Anything inside the paywall is only seen by subscribers.
  2. If you want your content published beyond the paywall, there are two options:
    1. Non-subscribers are charged $50 CAD, publication includes links you wish to embed (reasonably limited), and we promote the article on Facebook, Twitter and our daily and weekly newsletters
    2. Subscribers can submit any content (letters, opinion pieces) for consideration, inside and beyond the paywall at no extra cost. If you intent to submit content several times throughout the year, consider membership.

Please note that we reserve the right to not publish anything. We insist that content is useful to our readership. Anything that is too salesy (and, yes, it’s arbitrary but, we think, practical) will not be published, as that could cost us readers. And as a community newspaper, first we serve our subscribers and second we serve the community.


The Super-Fine Print (important for getting articles accepted)

Acceptable articles (which are seen by the hundreds) must inform, and content must be relevant to or about Sooke. Articles on current road incidents, fires, hydro outages, upcoming events, wildlife sightings, etc are always welcome. If a video source provides an embed code, you add that code by clicking the text tab (upper right) and pasting in the code.

Articles are refused if we can’t verify the validity of the article, or if it’s defamatory (attacks another person or business by name). To sell, please contact us and inquire about our advertising options. Ads on SPN are displayed 100,000 of times per month to an authentic Sooke-and-visitor readership. SPN reserves the right to edit, accept, or refuse any submission.

Your email address will not be published.

One image (max 1,000 pixels wide/tall) can be included.

For detailed instructions, view the three-page manual (mostly photos, which walk you through the process).

Thank you for contributing to the SPN mandate of keeping the community of Sooke informed of current events, as soon as humanly possible!