Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines
The Sentinel and the Orange County Post enjoy receiving submissions from our readers. Please read our submission guidelines before submitting text, press releases, community calendar submissions, photos and other information.
Guidelines: Please do not submit photos, or stories for events that occurred more than a week before the publication date of the newspaper. All people in submitted photos should be identified in the photo caption, as well as who took the photograph. Please do not submit a photo without any background on what is transpiring in the photo. All text and other submissions should include who, what, when, where and why the event took place. Please be as specific as possible with factual content. All language that editorializes, or reflects opinion, will be cut. Please keep community calendar submissions as brief as possible and include “community calendar” in the title of your email. Please send photos as email attachments. All submissions will be edited to comply with the style used at both The Sentinel and the Orange County Post. Please do not send documents as PDFs. All documents should be sent as Word documents, and attached in an email. Letters to the editor must be submitted via email, and include a phone number so authentication can be verified. All documents must be sent electronically. We will not type letters, community calendar items, announcements or other documents.
Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be published. All submissions will be reviewed. Print publication will be decided on by the editor. Document and photo submissions aren’t guaranteed publication.
We want to represent the voice of the community in our newspapers. Please help us streamline the process by following these guidelines.

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