Editorial Submissions

Essential magazine prides itself on being a local publication with a strong community focus, so we hold feedback from our readers and dialogue with local businesses as a crucial part of our success. If you have an interesting event, opening or news you’d like to share with our readers, please send an e-mail to news@essentialmagazine.com.
How to submit information to essential magazine:

1. For events taking place on a specific date:

As we are a monthly magazine, early notification of your event is crucial if our print deadlines are to be met. As soon as you know the date, time and details the event is taking place, please send the information to news@essentialmagazine.com.

For our Enterprise section, we need to receive your communication by the 10th of the month preceding publication (for instance, for the December edition, we would need to receive your information by November 10). Sometimes we receive information post-deadline or post-event. Bearing in mind space availability and newsworthiness, we can still publish your event/news in the following issue if you send all the required information (see below).

Format of Information:

Text: For our Enterprise or News sections, please send a short text of around 150 words maximum and a high resolution photograph (300 dpi, jpg/TIF format) to news@essentialmagazine.com. If you are a business, please specify your office address, landline and website (if you have one). If you do not have an office address or landline, we should at least include a mobile phone number.

Photography: Many times, the reception of a low resolution photo (which looks fine on the computer screen but is actually tiny when printed out at magazine quality resolution) slows down the process of communication. Please send uncompressed pictures taken with a 3 megapixel camera at the very least.

2. For general news that is NOT time-specific

You may be a business stocking an exciting new line of products, or proud about your recent move to new offices; likewise, you could wish to inform the community of a new Managing Director or executive that has joined your team.

For any general news items you’d like to share, please send an e-mail to news@essentialmagazine.com. Our focus is on items that are truly newsworthy (an important business feat, an anniversary, a fundraising event, etc).

3. Submitting feature ideas

If you have a fantastic idea you think would make a great story (such as a beautiful house we might consider featuring for our Décor section, or an interesting person doing something new and exciting), send your idea to editorial@essentialmagazine.com

4. Freelance journalists

If you are a freelance journalist wishing to sell a story, please send a summary of your article to editorial@essentialmagazine.com