How to Contribute to the Gleaner

If you would like to submit an article for the Gleaner, send the information to Desiree Lockwood.

Family Announcements

Please use the following worksheets to submit family announcements for the Gleaner. These are printed free of charge as space becomes available.

Expanded Obituary Submissions

Larger obituary announcements can be submitted along with a short bio and photo for an additional charge. For more information, including cost, contact Desiree Lockwood by email or call 360-857-7043.

Articles and Event Announcements

You can submit your article and event announcements through the contact form or mail a printed hard copy to Gleaner, 5709 N 20th St., Ridgefield, WA 98642.

2019 Deadlines

  • January/February: Nov. 26, 2018
  • March/April: Feb. 7, 2019
  • May/June: April 4
  • July/August: June 6
  • September/October: Aug. 15
  • November/December: Oct. 3


Wondering how to send your images to the Gleaner? Here are a few tips to help get the highest quality images available.

For questions about writing articles for the Gleaner (style, length, photos, etc.), download "Write for the Gleaner."

Be sure to include three to four photos with each article. Each digital photo should be hi-res (300 dpi) in a JPG format and include a descriptive caption.

Photo release: If pictures were taken in a public place, (ie: church, public hall, outdoors) you don't need to get a signed photo release. However, if the picture includes minors, was taken in a public school, it gets into some gray area and a signed photo release would be helpful. For images that need a photo release, please use this "Model Photo Release."