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4. Is there a time element or deadline? Give them plenty of time – generally 6 to 8 weeks.
5. Include your contact information, phone number, email, fax, and when you’re available.
6. If it’s a smaller publication, include photos. Or, if you have an idea for a visual, include that too.
7. You can submit by either email or snail mail. I’ve sent story ideas to different newspapers via email and received responses to most. 8. Follow up with a phone call about one to two weeks later.
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