Deadline for editorial content, letters to the editor and Qué Pasa listings: Wednesday, 12pm, 10 days before publication

Deadline for display ads and classified ads: Thursday, 4pm, 10 days before publication


All editorial submissions must be sent translated and as spell-checked e-mail attachments in Microsoft Word. Photos must be sent as email attachments in JPG, 300 DPIs. Submissions arriving after deadline will not be accepted.

The information printed in Atención and QP is the responsibility of the sender, and is only grammatically checked and copy edited by Atención staff. The validity of an event or cancellation is the responsibility of the event organizers, not Atención. 

No part of Atención may be printed without written permission from the Editor.



Atención San Miguel is the largest social enterprise of the non-profit organization La Biblioteca Pública de San Miguel de Allende. The newspaper contributes funds for La Biblioteca programs in education and cultural development for the children of San Miguel de Allende, in Guanajuato, Mexico.



The only bilingual weekly in San Miguel de Allende, Atención was founded in 1975 as an information sheet for the foreign community of San Miguel de Allende.

Over the years, it has evolved to become the only local print medium produced by and for the people of San Miguel. Atención San Miguel and its guide of what to do and where to go, Qué Pasa, provide the most extensive coverage of local news, cultural events and activities for the community of this vibrant city, listed as a World Heritage Site.

Initially published by volunteers of La Biblioteca, over the years it has become the largest social enterprise of this non-government organization, and the newspaper contributes to the library by generating funds for its educational and cultural programs for the children and youth of San Miguel. Because of its journalism and social character, Atención has become one of the most prestigious media operating at the local level.



To be a leading means of communication in the local print and digital market, with high standards and to be recognized for its content, speed, truthfulness, objectivity and great social and community sense.



To inform, influence, educate and entertain while preserving our social and community sense and satisfying the needs of our readers, clients and our publisher, La Biblioteca.



Social responsibility: to the community and the environment

Commitment: to La Biblioteca, our readers and advertisers

Objectivity: an ethical imperative to present the facts as they are

Impartiality: in every article both sides of the story will be addressed

Honesty: complete transparency with our readers and clients

Constancy: for 45 years the people’s choice

Diversity: respect and inclusion of the different voices of society

Integrity: we will not compromise the truth