Rules of the Road

Details of Service
Your news release will reach OutNewsWire’s national list of contacts. We cannot target one city, community or region. Additionally, we are unable to provide editorial and proofreading services, so you are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of your news release.

OutNewsWire now offers special rates for authors wishing to publicize new releases and appearances. NLGJA has long supported its members in all forms of writing, including book projects. In support of NLGJA’s mission, we are offering our member authors an additional cost advantage for this new service. The per release cost for members is $100 USD, while the non-member rate is $150 USD.

News Release Format
You will submit and format your news release online using our what-you-see-is-what-you-get form. The full text of your press release will then be sent within the body (not as an attachment) of an e-mail message to the OutNewWire list. If you have an image, you can inform recipients where to find it online or provide contact details at the end of your news release concerning graphics. The subject of the e-mail message sent to recipients will include your press release title or an abbreviated version as required by space constraints.

New Release Length
With very rare exception, we request that news releases be limited to no more than 800-1,000 words. You will not, however, be charged by word count or length.

At this time, we cannot accept attachments such as photographs, PDFs or any other additional documents. We invite you to post all attachments on a Web site and to provide a URL for this supplemental information.

Press Contacts
Each news release must include the correct name, telephone number and e-mail address for the relevant press contact to allow for media inquiries and follow-up. We will not respond to any press inquiries on your behalf.

Hours of Distribution
Our service will be accessible 24/7 year-round, and from a practical matter, news releases will be distributed Monday-Friday during normal business hours ET and apart from holiday schedules. If there is special urgency or timeliness, distribution arrangements may be made outside of our standard hours. If received by 3:00 PM ET Monday-Friday, your release will receive same-day service.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail upon submitting your news release to OutNewsWire. Following distribution, you will receive a confirmation e-mail signaling the successful transmission of your news release to the OutNewsWire list.


Questions about OutNewsWire? Please contact us Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET at or 202-887-0500, ext. 16.