Editorial & Photo Submissions

We accept the following forms of editorial submissions WITHOUT prior arrangement, via email.

We DO NOT accept hand-written pieces.

Letters to the Editor
Please keep your letter under 400 words (or it will almost certainly be edited), and remember to include your full name and address.

We DO NOT accept anonymous letters under any circumstances.

Spotlight Diary Entries
Diary entries are FREE for non-profit community groups & events, registered charities (local) and regular advertisers who hold local public events. A nominal charge of just £5.00 + vat is made to all profit-making/business groups who wish to advertise events for which there is a charge to the public (keep fit classes etc). If you’re unsure if you qualify for a free entry, please contact us.

Please submit your Diary entry before the due deadline in the following format:

Diary listing type (Daily or Weekly), date, time, VERY BRIEF description of event/class/meeting, admission fee (if applicable), contact information.
You must also include your full contact information so we can get in touch if required.

For chargeable Diary entries, please fill in a Booking Confirmation Form, sign and return it to our office along with your Diary entry.

Diary entries are printed on a first come; first served basis - we often have too many to print, so please ensure you have your diary entry in on time for the best chance of inclusion.

We cannot guarantee to print any free submission for the Diary pages due to a finite amount of space being available each month, although we do our best. Paid entries are always printed.

Local Groups & Organisations Page
To submit your update on your local group or organisation, please email no more than 70 words maximum, including your full contact details. We have very limited room on our Groups page, so once again, first come; first served. We cannot guarantee to print any submission for the Groups page due to a finite amount of space available each month.

We only accept the following form of editorial submissions WITH prior arrangement, via email. We DO NOT accept hand-written pieces:

If you wish to submit an article on any topic, you may do so by prior arrangement. You will be given a set word limit, and we will want to discuss your chosen topic and angle of writing before arranging to accept your piece for consideration. Please contact us to discuss your ideas before sending anything in.

Staff Writers / Columnists
We have several permanent staff writers working for The Purbeck Gazette, covering local & national news stories and writing monthly columns. If you are interested in writing a column or editorial piece each month, please contact us to discuss your ideas and any openings we may have for regular writers.

Photographic Submissions
Many people send us pictures for the magazine. Pictures range from wildlife shots to event coverage - and funny ones too!

If you’d like to submit a photograph for consideration, please send a digital file (jpg) attached to an email, as it comes off your camera - please do not crop/lighten/darken/sharpen your image in any way, nor change the picture size or dpi. Please include your full name and contact information so we can contact you if required and credit your picture to you if printed.