Carmel Pine Cone—Type: Free weekly community newspaper. Address: 734 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA. Phone Number: 831/624-0162. Website: www.pineconearchive.com. Circulation/Listeners/Viewers: Approx. 21,000 per week. Home delivery in Pebble Beach, otherwise available via newsstand in Carmel, Pacific Grove and Monterey. Deadlines: At least one week in advance. Contacts: Mary Schley (reporter) email@example.com. Chris Counts (reporter) firstname.lastname@example.org. Kelly Nix (reporter) Kelly@carmelpinecone.com. Other Info/Tips: Comes out on Fridays.
Cedar Street Times—Type: Free weekly community newspaper. Address: 734 Lighthouse Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950. Phone Number: 831/324-4742. Website: www.cedarstreettimes.com. Circulation/Listeners/Viewers: Serves Pacific Grove, Carmel, and New Monterey. Deadlines: At least one week in advance. Contacts: email@example.com. Other Info/Tips: Prefers Word docs saved as “rtf” or “txt”. No fancy formatting. They like to be able to go directly to print with material submitted to them. Will print just about anything if there’s a “P.G. angle.”
Foolish Times—Type: Free tabloid newspaper with emphasis on humor. Published monthly on/around the 1st. Address: P.O. Box 4046, Monterey, CA 93942. Phone Number: 831/648-1038. Website: www.foolishtimes.net. Circulation/Listeners/Viewers: Claims a circulation of 20,000 throughout the Monterey Peninsula. Deadlines: 15th of the month prior to publication. Contacts: Use the contacts form on their website: http://foolishtimes.net/contact-us/. Other Info/Tips: If your book is funny, or contains a humorous section, pitch them on printing an excerpt. No payment, but the exposure couldn’t hurt.
Monterey County Herald— Type: General circulation newspaper – paid subscriptions and newsstand sales. Address: P.O. Box 271, Monterey, CA 93942. Phone Number: 831/372-3311. Website: www.montereyherald.com. Circulation/Listeners/Viewers: Approx. 24,000 daily, 58,000 Sunday. Serves primarily the Monterey Peninsula. Deadlines: At least 10 days prior to the event. Contacts: Mike DeGive covers arts and lifestyle news: firstname.lastname@example.org. Another bet might be the business section: email@example.com. Or try submitting a Your Town brief:
firstname.lastname@example.org. The “Go” calendar is greatly reduced, but to try: email@example.com. Other Info/Tips: Owned by Digital First Media, also owner of the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Most management positions are now held by the Santa Cruz paper.
Monterey County Weekly—Type: Free weekly community newspaper. Address: 668 Williams Ave., Seaside, CA 93955. Phone Number: 831/384-5656. Website: www.montereycountyweekly.com. Circulation/Listeners/Viewers: Approx. 37,000 per week. Serves entire county. Deadlines: At least 7 days prior to the event. Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org. Calendar Editor: Adam Joseph, email@example.com. Story ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org. Arts-related items: email@example.com. Other Info/Tips: Comes out on Thursdays.
Salinas Californian—Type: General circulation newspaper, paid subscriptions and newsstand sales. Address: 123 W. Alisal St., Salinas, CA 93901. Phone Number: 831/424-2221. Website: www.thecalifornian.com. Circulation/Listeners/Viewers: Approx. 8,000 daily, 10,500 combined weekend edition. Serves primarily the Salinas Valley. Deadlines: Two weeks in advance. Contacts: Bob Walch, book reviewer, BobWalch@hotmail.com. Other Info/Tips: Owned by Gannett Corp. Claims to have published Steinbeck early in his career when the paper was the Salinas Index.
South County Newspapers—Type: Small, general circulation community newspapers, paid subscriptions and newsstand sales. Publishers of: The Soledad Bee. The King City Rustler. The Gonzales Tribune. The Greenfield News. Address: 522-B Broadway, King City, CA 93930 . Phone Number: 831/424-2221. Website: www.soledadbee.com. www.kingcityrustler.com. www.gonzalestribune.com. www.greenfieldnews.com. Circulation/Listeners/Viewers: N/A. Deadlines: N/A. Contacts: Tricia Bergeron, Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org. Other Info/Tips: News Media Corp. owns all of these papers under the South County Newspapers umbrella. Used to also own the Monterey Herald until it was sold to Digital First Media.
This list was compiled by Joyce Krieg, June 2014. Please let us know if any information has changed.