Guidelines for Submitting Press Releases and Stories

From the Publisher

Terry Ward, Publisher

As the proud new proprietors of the Wenatchee Business Journal, Leavenworth Echo, Lake Chelan Mirror, Cashmere Valley Record, and Quad City Herald, we are thrilled to continue serving our vibrant communities with accurate and engaging news coverage. Our aim is to provide our readers with insightful and pertinent information that resonates deeply with their interests and concerns. With this in mind, we've received numerous inquiries from community members regarding our criteria for press releases and article submissions. We're delighted to shed light on this aspect and offer guidance on how you can effectively contribute to our newspapers.

Clarity and Conciseness: Communication is key. Make sure your content is clear, concise, and easily digestible for our diverse readership. Avoid using jargon or technical terminology that might alienate those not familiar with the subject matter.

Relevance: Our communities thrive on topics that directly impact their lives. When submitting your work, focus on subjects that are relevant to our readers' interests and needs. Illustrate how the information you're presenting can bring about positive change within our local neighborhoods.

Accuracy and Fact-Checking: Truthfulness is paramount. Verify all facts, figures, and details before sharing your content. Maintaining accuracy is fundamental in upholding the trust we've built with our readers over the years.

Engaging Narrative: Craft your press release or story with an engaging narrative that captivates our audience. Stories driven by anecdotes or real-life instances help convey the significance of the information you're conveying.

Quote-Worthy Content: Infuse your submission with quotes from key individuals whenever possible. This personal touch provides insights that resonate with our readers on a human level.

Contact Information: Don't forget to include your contact information in your submission. This ensures that our editorial team can connect with you should further information or clarification be required.

Editing and Revisions: Flexibility is appreciated. Be open to potential edits and revisions from our editorial team, as we aim to maintain a consistent style and tone throughout our publications.

Timeliness: If your submission pertains to time-sensitive matters, indicate the relevant timeframe. This allows us to prioritize accordingly and ensure our readers receive the information when it matters most.

High-Quality Images: Visuals enhance understanding. If appropriate, include high-quality images that complement your content. Make sure you have the necessary permissions to use any images provided.

Adhere to Deadlines: In the interest of smooth operations, we kindly request that you adhere to our submission deadlines. For the weekly newspapers, the submission deadline is noon on Friday for News, Calendars and Letters. For the Wenatchee Business Journal, the deadline is the 20th of the month prior to publication.

Submission Process To submit your press release or story for consideration, kindly email it to Our editorial team will carefully review your submission and may reach out for additional information or clarification.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your eagerness to contribute to our community newspapers. By adhering to these guidelines and best practices, you play an integral role in upholding the caliber and relevance of the content we deliver to our readers. We're excited to delve into your submissions and look forward to the valuable insights you'll bring to our publications.


Warm regards


Terry Ward

CEO & Publisher

Ward Media


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