Submit Articles & Photos

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Please send all article and photo submissions to Rita Lord.

Questions about what to submit?  Contact Abha Thakkar at (608) 230-1221 or by email.

The Northside News welcomes articles and photos for each issue from the community. The newspaper reaches 13,400 households and 25,000 people each issue. All submissions are volunteer-based, but we always include bylines and photo credits when appropriate.

How long can my article be?

We recommend unsolicited articles do not exceed a word count of 300 words. If you would like to submit a longer article, please contact Abha at (608) 230-1221 or by email to discuss options.

What articles do you accept?

The Northside News accepts articles directly relevant and of interest to the Northside and Northside residents. The subject of the articles must be about a Northside issue, Northside resident, Northside business, etc. We accept news stories, features, profiles and announcements. We also accept press releases if they are specifically relevant to the Northside.

NOTE: Prior to writing your article, please contact Abha Thakkar, Editor, at 230-1221 or email to discuss the relevance of your article and to reserve space for your article. We suggest you contact Abha as soon as you consider writing the article as each issue of the Northside News fills quickly.

We run articles in our print edition as space permits. We cannot run every article we receive, but we do our best to include all timely, relevant articles.

The Northside News reserves the right to edit articles for length and clarity. We also reserve the right to choose which articles are published on our online edition.

All submissions are volunteer based; no pay is available. We do include bylines when appropriate.

We encourage all articles to include a corresponding photo. We cannot guarantee the photo will run with the story since photos run as space permits. Please read more about photo guidelines below.

What photos do you accept?

The Northside News accepts photos directly relevant to articles and/or to the Northside community. We do accept photos that do not include a story. Most photos run in grayscale; some run in full color on designated pages. The Northside News reserves the right to run photos in either grayscale or full color. You may ask to have a photo run either way, and we do our best to honor these requests but do not make any guarantees.

All photos run as space permits. We cannot run all the photos we receive.

All submissions are volunteer based; no pay is available. We do credit the photographer or the person who provided the photo.

What are the deadlines?

2017 Article, Photo & Ad Deadlines
Download our 2017 Northside News Deadlines & Rates!

Issue Deadline Distribution Dates
Feb/March 2017 Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 January 26 – 30
April/May 2017 Monday, March 6, 2017 March 30 – April 3
June/July 2017 Monday, May 1, 2017 May 25 – 29
August/September 2017 Wednesday, July 5, 2017 July 27 – 31
October/November 2017 Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 September 28 – October 2
December 2017/January 2018 Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 November 24 – 28

How do I submit an article or photo?

Submit your article or photo to Rita Lord, our submissions manager, via email. If you cannot do this, please contact Abha at 230-1221.

What is the correct format for articles?

Articles can be written in the body of an email message or attached as a Microsoft Word document.

If you are unsure of how to do this, please contact Abha at (608) 230-1221 or by email.

What is the correct format for photos?

Photos should be .jpeg or .jpg documents, 300 dpi. You may send CMYK or grayscale versions. If you are unsure of how to do this, please contact Abha at 230-1221 or email.

I need someone to write an article for me.

The Northside News does have volunteer writers. The sooner you inform the Northside News you would like an article, the more likely we can find a writer. We cannot guarantee we can find a writer. Volunteer writers tend to pick up stories at our staff meetings, roughly two months prior to an issue’s release and are chosen solely at each writer’s discretion and interest.

If you want to write the article yourself but want tips, please contact Abha at 230-1221 or by email for assistance.