Registration is Required
- First, sign up with www.thebulletin.ca. Only registered users are allowed to post events, comments or news releases. We review and approve each registration manually so there will be a delay between your registration and our approval of it.
- Once your registration is approved, you will receive a password email. Sign on and reset your password. We recommend that you sign in ONLY from the home page.
- If you are not able to complete the registration form or have any issues with registration or login, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local News or Local Interest Stories are Free to Post
TheBulletin.ca remains committed to being a local news source for Downtown Toronto residents. Our mandate, since we commenced publication in 1998, has been to provide content that links our Downtown communities and neighbourhoods together. We will welcome you as a guest contributor (Downtown Toronto) if your submissions are in line with that editorial mandate.
If your article is plainly aimed at promoting a business, there is a fee to have it posted online and it will be explained to you in that instance.
- Look for the “Submit Your Story” box — this is on the bottom of each page (in the footer).
- Please do not post an event using this form. Event announcements should be submitted to the event calendar using this form.
- You may still promote an event as a story as long as there is a Downtown resident or organization involved and your submission is a story about that Downtown resident or organization. Include a photo of that person.
- You may recommend tags, keywords and hashtags for your story. You may also include live links to sites or references or social media accounts in your submission.
- Please do not paste code, formatted text, text copied from an HTML source (web page or email) or tables into the submission field.
- Stories must have a provable connection to Downtown Toronto people and issues. Refer to the coverage area map to verify that your story relates to our Downtown Toronto coverage area. Refer to neighbourhoods, postal codes, intersections or other geographic markers to show us that your story is local.
- Stories must be timely. Make sure to let us know why the article needs to be published now.
- Stories will not be accepted unless they are in article form. Story first, then the details such as when, where, how much, etc. Fragments or bullet points will not be published.
- Stories will be published under your byline.
- Headlines may be no longer than 55 characters with NO capitals except for the first letter of each proper noun.
- Single space all copy. No double spaces, no double carriage returns. No space after a period that ends a paragraph.
- Each article must have a picture that measures 300 pixels wide by 160 high (4.2” x 2.2”) (10.6 cm x 5.6 cm). It is called a Featured Image. Click on those words and upload your picture when directed. You may also upload other pictures, but none measuring more than 600 pixels wide (4.2”) (10.6 cm). There are several good, free photo-editing programs available online that can help you size your images.
What happens next?
- Once you have entered the story and uploaded your image, click “Submit” — this will generate an alert to our editorial staff that your submission has been made.Our editors will receive a notification of your submission via email and will then review it for compliance with our editorial mandate. If accepted, the editors will choose the category that best aligns with your submission.
- If we have any questions, we will reach out to you by phone or email.
- If we cannot accept your submission (if it falls outside our editorial mandate or is more appropriately an ad) then we will notify you.
- All materials submitted to TheBulletin.ca for publication become the property of TheBulletin.ca and can be distributed in print, online, etc., at the discretion of the editors.
- We do not guarantee a position on the home page and we do not promise to leave any article online for any period of time. Stories will move down on the home page (or on their category page) in the order of posting (by date). Stories that are dated (relating to an event that is now in the past) may be “expired” out of their original category but will remain live in the archives.
- Certain stories will be served on our social media fees and will be shared in our email newsletter. Subscribe to receive our email newsletter here.
Cross Posting, Blogs and Bloggers
If you are a Downtown resident and are blogging (on your own site) about Downtown Toronto, we may be willing to cross-post or duplicate your content on TheBulletin.ca with links back to your own blog site. Send us an email to email@example.com to discuss.
Thank you! TheBulletin.ca exists to provide our Downtown core communities with local news and your contributions will help us achieve that goal.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.