Welcome to the Quintessential Barrington Media Center. If you are a public relations professional, publicity contact, a QB writer, or someone looking to inform us about area events of interest, please review the information below. Thank you for your interest in QB. If you have any additional questions, please email us at Lisa@qbarrington.com or give us a call at 847-381-3860.
If you’re an advertiser looking to receive information about our publication or to access a media kit, visit our Advertise section.
Our goal is to provide you with the information you need to submit stories, news and
calendar items to us so that we may better inform our readers of what’s happening around
town and with local organizations. You may also submit feature story ideas to us for consideration, or contact us regarding your professional photography services. Send email to: Lisa@qbarrington.com
The following items are covered below:
Please note that for consideration, calendar items need to be for events that are open to the public. Submission does not guarantee acceptance for print. To submit an item to our Calendar of Events, please send an e-mail to our Editor.
To be considered, the calendar item must include the information below in the following order and format:
If you would like Quintessential Barrington to consider your event as content for our About Town or Community sections, you must submit a press release in the format described below. Please e-mail it as a Microsoft Word attachment to Lisa@qbarrington.com. All submissions are subject to editorial review and may or may not be used depending on the appropriateness for our publication and the current status of our editorial. Event coverage may be pre-event or post-event depending on when the event falls into our bimonthly schedule. We may not be able to respond to all press releases and submissions personally.
Press releases must contain the following information:
Correct spelling: It is your responsibility to ensure that all names are spelled correctly. It is also your responsibility to ensure that no information is plagiarized from other sources. Please double-check names and sources before submitting your release to QB.
Tips for crafting a press release that will have optimal chance of receiving our attention:
If you have a story idea for our magazine that you would like to pitch to us, you must send a query letter to our Editor. Query letters should contain the following information:
Photos must have permission from the photographer, and from the subject in the photos. Please ask before you send. Let us know who to give photo credit to.
To send: attach to your email as an attachment or send via a gallery like Dropbox.
We use high resolution photos for print. Each photo should be 1MB or larger at a physical size of 4×6 or larger.
For local organizations, we recommend maintaining a library of digital photos, complete with dates and a listing of who is in the photo for use with your current and future press releases.