We work hard to post your announcements. But, sometimes, we have papers to write, too.
If you don’t follow our Submissions Policy, we probably won’t post your announcement. Why? Because editing dozens of submissions, finding relevant images and links, formatting HTML, and dealing with attachments takes a lot of time. Send us something that doesn’t meet our standards, and it will sit in our inbox, un-posted by us and unread by our readers.
Before sending us your announcement, please make sure to follow the guidelines below.
- How to contact us
Please direct all communications to firstname.lastname@example.org, and don’t send requests to individual staff members; we are a team and responsibility for posting submissions is shared. We never post things we receive via Facebook, so please don’t write us messages or invite us to Facebook events.
- Per order of management
No matter what you send us, we reserve the right to edit it for length, language, and formatting. We may provide titles for submissions, but you are welcome to suggest a title.
- No guarantee of posting
Sometimes, we just don’t have enough time to post announcements. So, while we try hard to post all relevant submissions, we can’t guarantee it. That said, the earlier you send a submission, the more likely it is that we will post it. Send us something the day before an event and it probably won’t be posted.
- Send it and forget it
Please send your submission once, and once only. Flooding our inbox does not make us more likely to post your announcement. We do not post announcements and events more than once. If you send us an event submission far ahead of time, please specify when you’d like us to publish it, or we may post it too early and people will forget about it by the time it happens.
- Keep it simple
Send us plain text only, and put it in the body of your email. Colors and fancy formatting will not make it onto our blog. Sending us helpful links and relevant images is encouraged. And please, never send us Word documents or PDFs—we will not download them and copy them and paste them and then format them.
- Keep it interesting
Make your announcement appealing to our readers. We will not make your event sound good—that’s your job!
- Keep it concise
Please limit all submissions to 120 words. Seriously. It’s a blog, and no one wants to read an essay about an event. We will mercilessly trim fat from your announcement if you don’t, so keep it short and only include the most important information.
- Keep it relevant
We won’t post your announcement if we don’t think it’s relevant and useful to our entire audience. We don’t post about jobs or internships, nor do we post lost and found ads, nor do we post anything that resembles a classified ad.
- Events and auditions
Please include the name and a short description of the event or audition, along with its date, time, location, and cost (if any). It helps if you include the lines “Date, Time, Place, Cost” in your email. We love to copy and paste.
- Identity politics
Normally, we credit the sender of a submission. If you’d prefer to remain nameless, please say so. If you’ve got something juicy to share, we will honor your request for anonymity.