Submissions

How To Get Into Print

News Articles

General Information
  • The newspaper welcomes news submissions from readers.  Articles may be:
    • mailed (PO Box 471, Lewisburg, WV 24901)
    • faxed (645-7104)
    • e-mailed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
    • or dropped off (200 S. Court St., Lewisburg)
  • A single copy of an article is sufficient for both The West Virginia Daily News and the Greenbrier Valley Ranger.
  • Everything submitted to the newspaper is subject to editing
  • News articles run on a "space available" basis.  The space that is left on each page once the paid advertisements are blocked out is that day's available news space.
  • The newspaper runs articles without charge; you must pay for advertisements.
Writing Tips
  • Either type or legibly print your article, using upper and lower case letters (NOT all caps).  If possible, double-space between lines to allow room for copy editing marks.
  • The basic elements of a news article are: Who, What, When, Where and Why.  Make sure your story includes all five W's.
  • Write your news article in the third person (he, they, their), not the first person (I, we, our).
  • Double-check the spelling of names and places mentioned in your story, and make sure the date(s) of your event matches the day(s).
  • Always include the name and daytime telephone number of a contact person in case there are questions about the news item.
E-Mailed Articles
  • The best way to send an article via the Internet is to include the text in the body of the e-mail. Text in Word format is acceptable, but the newspaper cannot accept Wordpad, WordPerfect or Publisher files.
  • Do not send text as a jpg or any other type of graphic file.  An accompanying picture should be sent as a high-resolution jpg.
Deadlines
  • All display advertising copy, classified advertising, and news items about upcoming events must be in our offices no later than noon on Monday for Wednesday's Greenbrier Valley Ranger and no later than noon on Thursday for Sunday's Ranger.
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