Frequently Asked Questions about The Highland Heart Weekly

Distribution & Advertising
How many copies of the Highland Heart are distributed each week?

We print 1000 copies of each issue which are distributed between Antigonish Town & County (800) and Guysborough (100).  We reserve 100 copies for distribution to potential carriers and clients in the region. In addition we see between 350 – 430 copies of the paper downloaded or read online each week.

How can I carry The Highland Heart at my location?
Please contact us. We are always interested in expanding the coverage of The Highland Heart in the Strait Area of Nova Scotia. Logistics are always a factor however, and we do have to take into account your location and traffic flow when it comes to a new distribution point. We would be happy to stop by and have a conversation with you on our next delivery day.
Submissions & Articles
How can I get an article printed in The Highland Heart?

We invite submissions from local groups and organizations about their activities, as well as opinion and information pieces. We reserve the right to edit articles for clarity and grammar. Depending on the content of your submission we will publish it in the printed newsletter, on our website, on our Facebook page and/or on our Twitter feed.

Please refer to the following guidelines when preparing your submission:

  • They must be informative and not a glorified advertisement
  • Minimum length of 400 words. We highly recommend including a hi-res photo
  • Must be an original piece that you have full rights to
  • Article must be emailed (typed) by Friday 9pm before the issue is published
  • Above all they must be of interest to the readership and inoffensive to the general public
  • Should include the author’s name
I submitted an article and you rejected it – why?

We endeavor to provide a specific reason why an article is rejected for publishing.

Some of the most common reasons for rejecting an article are:

  • Poorly written – bad grammar or unsuitable language
  • Excessive length – We generally cap articles at 600 words
  • Inappropriate content – Not relevant/is an advertisement/is offensive
  • Insufficient length – Articles should be at least 400 words
  • Plagiarism – Only original material will be accepted