Share Your Writing Talents

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Contribute to the Community provides information, updates, and general helpful articles and tips for Vashon Island residents and visitors.

Our news section began as a resource for locals to share out what they know as soon as they do to provide helpful information that other news sources may not be able to get to as quickly. As a result, we invite any member resident, or friend of Vashon Islanders to share. Whether it be something news worthy you know more about what is going on than other news publications, or if you have advice, tips, or even reviews of local businesses, services, or restaurants.

What to Submit

Content may be submitted in one of three forms:

Articles. Brief articles (600-1,000 words) that provide information not found elsewhere whether it be news worthy, an overview of a topic, key issues, or suggested resources where Members can obtain further information.
Tips or Advice. The Island has it’s fair share of crafters, artists, quilters, musicians, local growers, and more. If you have a talent and experience that you would like to share with the community, we would love to see it.
Regular Columns. If you have a topic you would like to contribute to regularly, submit your idea, and first article and we’ll consider adding it. Jenn, or someone representing, will be in touch to coordinate a regular schedule that you feel comfortable committing to – whether it be daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, every 3 months, etc.

How To Submit

Contributions approved for posting on will include the name, title, company (if applicable), and bio of the contributor (if provided). will host the article on the website.

To submit an article to, fill out the form with:

  • Your name and contact information
  • A 2-4 paragraph bio of yourself
  • Copy and paste the full writing you wish to have published
  • The Title
  • We ask that you attach a 300x 200 pixel at 72 dpi photo (.jpg or .png) to accompany the article editorial staff will review the article for publication and work with the contributor on suggested edits. We reserve the right to edit all submissions for clarity, organization, grammar, style, and length; substantive changes are subject to author approval. editors reserve the right to determine whether the topic or style of submitted content is appropriate for Members and where the article will be available within the website.

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For further information on submitting articles to, please contact us.

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