Contact The Register - FAQ
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Do you accept press releases?
Of course we do! We like press releases, and receive dozens, sometimes hundreds a day. Send by email to email@example.com, as well as to your pet hack. We don't do fax, so don't ask for our number; we don't do features lists - because we don't do features. Not yet anyway. Reviews? Again, not many, not yet. So don't pitch.
By all means send us your press release by post, but be warned that we won't read it. Yes we accept editorial submissions from companies, so long as they are pithy, well-written, not selling, news/issue-based opinion pieces. Case studies? No. Please don't make your office junior call us up a couple of weeks after the press release was mailed out. It's not fair to her or him, and it's irritating to us. If we didn't use it, we weren't interested. Or we missed it and it's much too late. Also, no attachments. We don't read them.
Why don't you answer your phone?
No, we haven't gone titsup. OK, so we're not the easiest people in the world to contact - scattered across three continents, often working from home, never in the office, haven't got round to fixing up voicemail. Yes, it's pathetic, but that's the way it's gonna stay, for now. If no-one's in the office, we're somewhere else. Email is by far the easiest way to contact us (forget what we said about skim-reading).
How do I write for The Register?
If you want paying, the answer is almost certainly we're not interested. Our freelance budget is pitifully small and reserved for existing contributors. We're not up for regional correspondents right now. And we're not hiring full or part-timers.
You want to pitch an article for free? It should be news-driven, technically literate, and, err, literate. It doesn't have to be witty, (we prefer it if you didn't try to be funny). It should be no more than 500 words. Email us first with the pitch, though. We reject much more than we accept.
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We're picky but open to suggestion. Drop us a line.
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