Submission Guidelines

Throughout the year, Ciao Pittsburgh will feature original, fresh and relevant stories for our readers.

If you’re interested in submitting a bylined article or your event, please read our guidelines below. All ideas will be reviewed by the Ciao Pittsburgh editorial team and a staff member will be in contact to discuss our production expectations if we wish to move forward.

Bylined Articles and Columns
Contributed articles from guest authors should be 600 words or less, be educational and informative, rather than an advertisement of your organization. Bylined articles should be written in the third-person—unless the submission is an opinion piece approved by the editor. Opinion pieces and columns should also be 600 words or less and can be written on the first-person.

Include an author bio (50 words or less) as well as contact information for the readers (i.e. phone number, email, and/or your website). Please also send a digital photo of the author or a photo relevant to the piece (300 dpi), along with a cutline.

Calendar of Events
Have a special event coming up? Send us the name of the event; location; dates; and contact information.

Press Releases
We encourage you to send your press releases on breaking news, awards, new hires, promotions, and other things that your organization is proud and excited to announce. We welcome and encourage photos (300 dpi) with submissions. All press releases should offer a clear, thorough description of your product or service. If your product or service is not healthcare specific, it is helpful to tell us how it is applicable to the healthcare community.

Photos
We encourage photos with article and/or press release submissions. Photos should be at least 5″ wide and 200 dpi. Head shots should be at least 2″ wide and 300 dpi. Also, be sure to include the cutline.

Deadlines
Since we publish news 24/7, we accept submissions on a rolling basis and try to post your news within one week of receiving it. Email your content to Jack De Leonibus at jack@ciaopittsburgh.com..