Please be aware ...

Due to the volume of material we receive, we cannot acknowledge or return unsolicited items.

Special Events magazine welcomes your contributions; please follow these guidelines so that your press release has the best chance of being published.

1) For personnel and business news (e.g., acquisitions, new locations, etc.)

Send text files or Word documents--no PDFs--to editor Lisa Hurley at lhurley@specialevents.com. Please include include your complete contact information, including your name, title, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number and Web site.

2) For news on products and services for special events

Send text files or Word documents--no PDFs--to editor Lisa Hurley at lhurley@specialevents.com. Please include a maximum of three digital images as JPEGs or TIFFs at 1 MG in size. Do not send more images--our inboxes cannot accommodate them. Send images as attachments; do not embed them in documents. We will contact you if we need more images. Please describe your product or service as specifically as possible (avoiding puffery) and include your complete contact information, including your name, title, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number and Web site.

3) To contribute to our blog

Blog posts on the Special Events Blog are shared with readers via our enewsletter, Eventline, and then reside on our site.

Please send us a blog of about 700 words; it must be information that is useful to special event professionals. (We do not serve a consumer/DIY audience.) We do not publish information that is an advertisement for a contributing company, but we will put a brief footnote in describing your company and its capabilities and will include a live link to your site. (For more information on sponsored blogs, which serve as advertorials, please click here.)

Our articles must have a byine, and we need the author's headshot--at least 1 MG in size--an email address and a brief bio.

All copy is subject to editing by Special Events.

4) To send us information about an event you created for possible coverage

Send your story idea to editor Lisa Hurley at lhurley@specialevents.com. Please include a maximum of three digital images as JPEGs or TIFFs at 1 MG. Do not send more images--our inboxes cannot accommodate them. Send images as attachments; do not embed them in documents. We will contact you if we need more images. Please include your complete contact information, including your name, title, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number and Web site. (See our editorial calendar, below.)

You can see our editorial calendar here:

2014 Editorial Calendar

We work with three months' lead time, so a contribution for our May-June issue would be due February 1.

5) For Gala Awards submissions

Please click here.