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CALENDAR/EVENT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES ~ Email your Event to PLEASE INCLUDE your name, email and phone number in case we have questions. Images are always welcome - High resolution (300 dpi) for print - Minimum 400 x 400 pixels at 72 dpi for web.

Please submit information in this order:
Brief Description:
Location: (include a physical address with Zip Code)
Contact Information: (phone, email, website - minimum one).
Image: High resolution (300 dpi) for print - Minimum 400 x 400 pixels at 72 dpi for web.

PLEASE NOTE: Sonoma County Gazette Community Calendar mini-FAQ:
~ Events under $20 are listed for free as a public service to our communities.
~ Benefits “for a good cause" are exempt from the limit.
~ IF your event costs more than $20 to attend, you may purchase a calendar listing for both our print edition and our website (see below)
~ Please send TEXT by the 15th of each month for events occurring in the following month.
~ Text is aggressively edited for print, but nearly "unlimited" on the Web Calendar.
~ We do our best, but unfortunately cannot guarantee placement of a free listing.


Event Listings for ticket prices $20 or more - OR

- to make your listing STAND OUT with a COLOR ACCENT:

Calendar TEXT ONLY (B&W)
 (includes website listing):
1 Column wide (2.4” wide) x 1” tall = $30*
1 Column wide (2.4” wide) x 2” tall) = $40*
1 Column wide (2.4” wide) x 3” tall) = $50*
*To add COLOR ACCENT - add $20 
*To add 2.4" x 2.4" square supplied image (VERTICAL ONLY) - add $70

2 Column wide (4.9” wide) x 1” tall = $60*  (NO IMAGE)
2 Column wide (4.9” wide) x 2.4” tall) = $95*   
*To add COLOR ACCENT - add $40
*To add 2.4" x 2.4" square supplied image - add $70


Listing with SUPPLIED 2.4 sq. IMAGE


EXAMPLE: 2 columns wide (4.9") x 1" tall with color accent = $100


Images with text - or - Image listings:

One column wide (2.4" wide) X per inch high. Please ask for prices if you need help with graphics

EXAMPLE: 1 column wide x 2" tall text with color accent ($60) PLUS supplied image ($70) In-column Calendar ad = $130. 

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Rates are subject to change

Editorial content (Articles, Calendar, Letters, etc.) must be submitted by the 3rd week of every month* please see DEADLINE schedule. SEE Calendar Submission Guidelines BELOW

Our PRINT EDITION comes out once a month and is distributed FREE to more than 1000 newsstands, cafés, coffee shops, restaurants & stores COUNTY-WIDE from Sonoma to Bodega Bay and Cloverdale to Petaluma.

Our WEB EDITION is updated throughout the month, with material that doesn't fit into the print edition pages and items that readers send us to keep our readers informed all-month-long.

Please Email with what you want our readers to know - THANK YOU!
Or: leave a message at (707) 887-0253
Or: Fax to: (707) 820-8127
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MAILING ADDRESS: 6490 Front Street #300, Forestville, CA 95436

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Holly Robinson 707-604-7145

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We UPDATE this site all month long. Send us what you want our readers to know to and I'll get them posted.

ARTICLE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Our pages are packed so please keep the article to 700 words - or less with subheads and images (500 words with photos). Send them to as attached WORD documents AND copy and paste them into the body of your e-mail so we KNOW that we have what you want to submit. Images are always welcome - 300dpi at 5 inches wide minimum, please. We cannot promise that your article will see ink on paper (we get more articles than we have room to print) but we can get your article on our website. Word limits are less stringent on the web. Images that you provide can be used on our website so please send all that you wish us to have.

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JANUARY – Where do we go from here? DISTRIBUTES Jan 3 & 4 
Calendar - Articles – Columns: DUE Dec 18 – 22 
Advertisers: Due Dec 18 – 29 Press Ready Art by Dec 29

FEBRUARY – LOVE Knows No Boundaries DISTRIBUTES Jan 31 - Feb 1 
Calendar - Articles – Columns: DUE Jan 15 - 19 
Advertisers: Due Jan 15 - 26 Press Ready Art by Jan 26

MARCH – Nurturing Our HAPPY Home DISTRIBUTES Feb 28 - Mar 1 
Gardeners Resource Guide INSERT 
Listing - Articles: DUE Feb 5-9 
Advertisers: Due Feb 5 - 16 Press Ready Art by Feb 16 
March Gazette 
Calendar - Articles – Columns: DUE Feb 12 - 16 
Advertisers: Due Feb 12 - 23 Press Ready Art by Feb 23

APRIL – LOVE our Mothership DISTRIBUTES Mar 28 & 29 
Calendar - Articles – Columns: DUE Mar 12-16 
Advertisers: Due Mar 12 - 23 Press Ready Art by Mar 23

MAY – Parenting the Next Generation DISTRIBUTES May 2 & 3 
Calendar - Articles – Columns: DUE Apr 16-20 
Advertisers: Due Apr 16-27 Press Ready Art by Apr 27

JUNE – Time to get OUTSIDE to Play! DISTRIBUTES May 30 & 31 
Calendar - Articles – Columns: DUE May 14 - 18 
Advertisers: Due May 14-25 Press Ready Art by May 25

JULY – Vacation at HOME - Local FUN! DISTRIBUTES June 27 & 28 
Calendar - Articles – Columns: DUE Jun 11-15 
Advertisers: Due Jun 11-22 Press Ready Art by Jun 22

AUGUST – HOT Summer Fun - Cool Off on the Coast DISTRIBUTES Aug 1 & 2 
Calendar - Articles – Columns: DUE Jul 16 -20 
Advertisers: Due Jul 16-27 Press Ready Art by Jul 27

SEPTEMBER – Back to School and Regular Routines - it's OK! DISTRIBUTES Aug 29 & 30 
Calendar - Articles – Columns: DUE Aug 13-17 
Advertisers: Due Aug 13 - 24 Press Ready Art by Aug 24

OCTOBER - ART Trails - Celebrate our Accomplishments DISTRIBUTES Oct 3 & 4 
Calendar - Articles – Columns: DUE Sep 21 
Advertisers: Due Sep 17 - 28 Press Ready Art by Sep 28

NOVEMBER - Get READY for Winter! DISTRIBUTES Oct 31 & Nov 1 
Calendar - Articles – Columns: DUE Oct 19 
Advertisers: Due Oct 15 - 26

DECEMBER – Looking Back AND Forward DISTRIBUTES Nov 28 & 29 
Small Shops of Sonoma County HOLIDAY GUIDE 
Calendar - Articles: DUE Nov 5 - 9 
Advertisers: Due Nov 5 - 16
December Gazette
Calendar - Articles – Columns: DUE Nov 12 - 16 
Advertisers: Due Nov 12 - 23 Press Ready Art by Nov 23


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