Submissions

Tell us your story.

Please send press releases, requests for coverage and stories via e-mail to news@hometownjournal.biz. You also can send us information by mail. We do not accept news by phone. Our deadline for all submissions is 3 p.m. on Mondays. Please read the individual sections below before submissions for special instructions.

Photographs: Photos should be sent to us in color and are accepted at our office, by mail or e-mail. Please limit e-mail file attachments to 10 megabytes. We accept any computer image format. Please send electronic photos in the highest quality and largest size possible for better reproduction. We also accept photos on flash drives, CDs and memory cards/sticks. If you are submitting a high-quality hard copy of a photo, please don’t send resized photos, photocopies or photos cut from another publication, because we can’t use them. Photos printed by a professional photographer may be used with their permission. Only print your picture from home if you have absolutely no way of sending the image electronically.

Letters to the Editor: Letters to the editor must be signed and include your city and phone number. Please send any electronic versions by e-mail along with the hard copy. Letters without a handwritten signature on a hard copy will be destroyed. We reserve the right to refuse letters at our discretion and to edit letters for style and space constraints.

Obituaries: We do not charge to print obituaries. Please make arrangements with the appropriate funeral home to send the obituary text and photo to us. If a revision must be made prior to publication, please contact the funeral home to send a revision. We do not accept revisions directly from family members or friends.

Graduation announcements and parties: Local high school or college graduates can have their accomplishments and accolades published free. Graduates announcing an open house party can run their announcement for one, two or three weeks for $25, $35 or $40, respectively. Please add $5 to include a photo in an open house announcement.

Weddings and other: Wedding, anniversary and engagement announcements are published free, however, if the announcement includes a photo, there is a $5 charge. We only publish wedding anniversaries of 25, 50, 60 or more years.

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