Events submitted today will be eligible for publication in the April 30 issue of the paper.
All listings are free and printed on a space-available basis. While we strive for comprehensive coverage of Austin-area events, we cannot guarantee publication of any submission; however, submitting by the deadline (and with as many details included as possible) can only help.
DEADLINESThe Austin Chronicle is distributed every Thursday. Event submissions are due the Monday of the week prior to the issue in which you wish to have your event published (i.e., submit your event by Monday, April 20 for publication on Thursday, April 30).
COMMUNITY & ARTS LISTINGS The submission form below is for Community Listings events, which include anything from classes and club meetings to sports events, kids activities, festivals, calls for volunteers and donations, items of civic interest, plays, art exhibits, comedy, booksignings, and classical music. Please include all the information you can in the form below.
OTHER LISTINGS SECTIONS If you're hoping instead to list an event in one of the other listings sections (live music or film), please send your press release to the Music Listings editor for live music shows or to the Film Listings editor for movie screenings.
FAQClick here for answers to frequently asked questions about the Listings.
Required fields are marked with *.
Our editors will write a description of your event based on the information you provide below. Please provide as many facts and details as you can – the more info you can give us, the better your listing will be. Please don't type in ALL-CAPS.
* Date Information
Use this form for events with only one date, time, and location. For ongoing events or events with multiple dates, times, and/or locations, use the form below.
Click a date on the calendar to fill this in.
Events With Multiple Dates, Times, and/or Locations
If your event has complicated date, time, or location information, please provide as many details as possible (such as beginning and end dates for events that repeat) so that we can list your information accurately. Click the "examples" button if you'd like to see some scenarios that might match your own. [examples]
Below are some answers to common questions about listings. If you have a question not answered here, please contact the Community Listings editor.
WHEN WILL I SEE MY EVENT POSTED?
We try to post events as soon as we can; however, we are geared toward the print issue, so events taking place in the near future will take precedence over all others. If your event has been selected for publication, you can expect to see it online by Tuesday afternoon, two days before the Thursday on which the issue is published.
WHY CAN'T YOU RUN MY LISTING IN THE PAPER EVERY WEEK UNTIL THE DATE OF THE EVENT?
We have limited space in the paper for event listings, so we generally run only those events happening in one calendar week, which includes the Thursday on which the paper hits the stands through the following Thursday.
WILL YOU PRINT MY LISTING WRITE-UP VERBATIM?
While we will use your write-up to learn about the event, we will not print your text. Unlike a paid advertising section, which reflects what advertisers want to promote about their events or products, the Community Listings section reflects the choices and voices of our editors. Because the listings section is editorial rather than advertising, we write the event descriptions in the way that we feel best serves our readers. (However, you can use your own write-up if you create an ad in the free online Classifieds section; events and announcements usually go in the Neighborhood category.)
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ONLINE AND PRINT LISTINGS?
Everything that runs in the print issue will run online, and your listing will likely go live online before the paper comes out. We reserve the right to publish only those listings that our editors choose, and due to space limitations and other considerations, we cannot publish all online listings in the paper.
WHAT IF MY INFORMATION CHANGES?
Please keep us updated about changes or cancellations by sending a message to the Community Listings editor with "LISTING UPDATE" in the subject line; if you are updating a repeating or ongoing event, please let us know on what date the new information should replace the old.
WHAT IF MY EVENT ISN'T EXACTLY AN EVENT?
The Community Listings section often includes "nonevents" such as volunteer opportunities, calls for donations, and some announcements of other kinds. Just fill in the fields that are relevant to your announcement, and provide your media contact so that we can request further information if needed.
HOW LONG WILL MY INDEFINITELY ONGOING LISTING RUN?
We will only publish indefinitely repeating or ongoing listings for three to six months, depending on the type of listing it is. If you'd like us to continue listing your event after that time, please resubmit your information. Take note: If you have submitted an event that repeats on a regular basis or is an indefinitely ongoing event or announcement, please keep us updated about any changes or cancellations that come up by sending a message to the Community Listings editor with "LISTING UPDATE" in the subject line, and please let us know on what date the new information should replace the old.
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