Pitch Submission Guidelines

For Where Orange Magazine and Performances Magazine, Orange County.

If you’d like to pitch an event, venue or person for editorial coverage in WHERE Orange County Magazine, Performances Magazine (Los Angeles edition), Orange County-specific stories for SoCalPulse.com and/or the Weekend Roundup, please note the following guidelines to ensure that your pitch is appropriate and reaches the correct person in a timely manner.

For WHERE Orange County Magazine and Performances Magazine, Orange County:

1) The mission of WHERE Orange County is to inform visitors of the best things to do, see and eat in Orange County. If you’re not sure whether WHERE is the appropriate publication for your pitch, please review our digital edition WHERE Orange County Magazine.

The mission of Performances Magazine, Los Angeles, is to preview productions in Los Angeles’ performing arts community, as well as arts & culture happenings: broadway, plays, musicals, ballet, symphony, opera, dance, concerts, gallery and museum exhibits, book reviews, and cultural events. Performances also features travel, dining and wine columns.

Note that WHERE cannot cover/print:

  • Events, venues or services based outside of Orange County
  • Events that take place in the same month in which you’re sending your pitch (see #3)
  • Mobile applications, websites, TV shows, films or other media unless in the context of a special event (e.g. a public film festival)
  • Travel and lodging news, tips, offers, etc.
  • Post-event wrap-ups and photos

2) Send pitches to Benjamin Epstein, editor in chief of WHERE Orange County Magazine and Performances Magazine, Los Angeles to Beanjamin.Epstein@WhereOC.com

3) WHERE Orange County Magazine’s lead time is two months. Please submit materials no later than 6 weeks in advance of event date/desired publication month.

4) Limit follow-up emails to one. No phone calls, please.

For the Orange County Weekend Roundup:

1) The Weekend Roundup is a feature on the website that highlights the best things to do during that specific weekend.

Note that we cannot cover/post:

  • Events, venues or services based outside of Orange County, unless there is a firm Orange County angle.
  • Mobile applications, websites, TV shows, films or other media unless in the context of a special event (e.g., a public film festival)
  • Travel and lodging news, tips, offers, etc.

2) Send Weekend Roundup pitches to Laura Okey, Orange County circulation manager at Laura.Okey@WhereOC.com

3) The lead time for the Weekend Roundup is two weeks (or more) ahead of the event date that you are pitching.

4) Limit follow-up emails to one. No phone calls, please.