Print Press Release Submission

• Press releases are published as a free service for our community.

• Press releases must be written in complete sentences, listing the who, what, when and where of the event. Include a brief biography, such as for a featured speaker; and/or the history or mission statement of an event or organization, such as for an annual event or a nonprofit organization.

A newspaper runs on photos. Photos anchor a page and draw readers to the stories on press releases on the page. Make sure your photos are bigger than 1 megabyte at least. Small photos may look OK on your computer screen but are too small for us to print.For fundraisers, please indicate what or whom the proceeds benefit. List the full, formal title of individuals referred to or quoted in the release.

• Press releases must include the event, location, including street address, time and a contact phone number for publication. Releases without this information will not be published.

• Submitted photos should properly identify the photographer, if applicable, and all the individuals in the photo. Double check names to avoid spelling errors.

• Send photos that are huge, 1 MB or larger, as large as they appear fresh of your digital camera. If you download photos from a website, they are likely too small for us to use. If the photo on screen is smaller than your hand, it's too small.

• The best digital format is a jpg, jpeg or gif file. We cannot guarantee that submitted photographs will be returned.

• The deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m.

• Submissions made after deadline cannot be considered for publication in that issue.

• Send information by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , subject: "Press Release," followed by a brief name of the event and a suggested publication date for the release.

• Publication date can not be guaranteed.

• Send the release in the main body of the e-mail, not an attachment.

All press releases are edited for space and content. We reserve the right to edit any release for space, style, content and good taste.

Press release example:

Contact: Jane Doe or John Doe
phone (928) 623-1000 or (928) 300-1000, cell phone
Please publish on or before Jan. 20th

Suggested headline: John Doe hosts gathering
John Doe will host a community gathering on Monday, Jan. 31, starting at 5 p.m. The gathering takes place at the Cottonwood Gathering Place, 100 Cottonwood Drive, Cottonwood.
Cottonwood and Verde Valley residents who like to gather are welcome to gather.
Non-gatherers are also welcome as they may learn to enjoy gatherings.
Doe earned a degree in gathering from the University of Arizona in 1989. He started gathering people for gatherings in 1996. Doe moved to
Cottonwood in 2001 and starting gathering people for gatherings in 2003. He has held 30 such gatherings and trains people in gathering.
For more information, call (928) 567-1000.