863 Magazine receives several press releases every week. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee to run any particular item, but a few simple procedures can help ensure that your release gets to the right editors and increase your chances of getting coverage.
In general, a good press release is a concise, complete description of an upcoming news event; a timely report of an event that has just occurred; notification of important personnel or procedural changes in an organization; or other news or feature tips.
- Keep releases short.
- Write clearly, addressing who, what, where, why and when in the first two paragraphs.
- Identify the organization or individual sending the release and include the name and daytime phone number (with area code) of someone we can contact if we have questions.
- Date the release and include whether the material is for immediate use or for release at a later date.
- If you send materials to more than one of our departments simultaneously, attach a note telling us you are doing so. This will assist our editors in preventing duplication.
- If the release is longer than one page, type “more” at the bottom of each page and identify following pages with either the subject of the release or the name of your organization.
- Type “end” or “30” at the bottom of the last page.
A thorough knowledge of the different categories of 863 Magazine, and of the kinds of stories each publishes, will enhance your chances of getting your information printed. Our editors are able to consider giving you coverage only if you send current, appropriate material.
Providing insufficient and inaccurate information. To be useful, releases must be complete, correct and specific.
- Omission of the name and phone number of someone editors can contact with questions.
- Writing releases that are too long.
- Submitting a release too late.
Please send your Press Release to us directly via email to 863Magazine@gmail.com