Press Release Editorial Guidelines and Submission Policy
The Millennium Steel editorial staff carefully considers and reviews all press releases before they are published to the site. This is to verify that all content is accurate, newsworthy, and in the correct format. Following our Editorial and Submission Policy Guidelines can help to ensure that your press releases are approved and published on the Millennium Steel website as soon as possible.
Press Release Formatting Recommendations
While every press release deals with unique subject matter, every item that is submitted to our site should follow these general formatting recommendations:
- Use concise, clear language that describes a newsworthy event, product, or service. The press release may also notify the readers of changes in personnel within an organisation or significant modifications to their procedures and policies.
- All press releases should be between 300 and 800 words in length. The news summary included with the release should also be no longer than two sentences.
- Include a date for the release, making sure to specify whether the release is intended for immediate publication or should be released at a later time. If it is for future release, state the date that it must be officially distributed.
- If the press release is longer than a single page, include the word “more” at the bottom of every page. In addition, include the release subject and/or your name on every proceeding page. Include the word “end” at the bottom of the final page.
Press Release Content Requirements
Press releases must adhere to the following guidelines to be considered for publication on this site. Please ensure that your release meets this criteria before submitting it to our editorial staff:
All press releases must pertain to a newsworthy event, product, or service. We do not accept releases that are solely for advertising or marketing purposes. The content must offer real value to the reader and be supported by factual information.
All press releases submitted to the site must be fact-checked and completely accurate. We do not personally verify the information within the releases. Thus, the content must be free or errors and inaccurate statements before it is submitted to Millennium Steel.
Include the name of the person or organisation who is submitting the press release. Their phone number and/or email address must also be mentioned. If possible, include the website and physical address of the company or individual.
CORRECT GRAMMAR AND SPELLING
Carefully examine the press release before submission to ensure that it is free of grammar and spelling errors. Our editorial staff does not proofread and/or make revisions to releases to prepare them for publication. This is the responsibility of the press release provider. Make sure to define any technical or industry-specific jargon used in the release.
PRESS RELEASE IMAGES
Choose a relevant image for your press release. It is important that the image you attach to your press release is relevant to the content. The image(s) you choose to attach when submitting your release needs to be high-quality (i.e. in focus) and the focal point being the person or product you wish to show. If the image is too large to send as an attachment, or you would like to send more than one image, it is best to send the images via WeTransfer or Dropbox.
All content must be supported by factual information that is widely available and/or provided by a reliable source. We require that all news sources be clearly identified at the top of the press release or in the headline. If you are submitting the release at the behest of a third-party, the name of the third-party would typically be the news source.
Editorial Approval Disclaimer
Our Editorial Staff reviews all of the press releases that are submitted to Millennium Steel. Though we do not proofread or revise the content, we do thoroughly examine all aspects of the release to ensure that it meets or guidelines before publication. We reserve the right to refuse press releases that do not meet our standards or violate any of our policies.
The individual or organisation who submits the press release to our site is fully responsible for all of the content and its accuracy. If you submit your release to Millennium Steel, you are agreeing that all of the information is factually based and is associated with a reliable news source.
If your press release meets all of our criteria, please feel free to submit it to our site for review and distribution. We look forward to reading your submissions!