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Effective January 2019: As part of James Zahn’s transition to Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy BookThe Pop Insider, and The Toy Insider, submissions for toys, games, movies and television projects can be directed to james@toybook.com for coverage in those publications. For The Rock Father Magazine — music, auto, garden, lifestyle, tech, sports — please use james@therockfather.com.

Please DO NOT send “follow-up” emails on press releases or review materials.

News Items and Pitches: The Rock Father™ Magazine focuses on Music & Lifestyle for Families that Rock. Submissions will be accepted in the categories of music, automotive (Rock Father Rides), home & garden, DIY, tech, fashion, food & drink, health & wellness, travel, sports entertainment, family events and Chicagoland local.

  • EVENT COVERAGE REQUESTS: Please note that THE ROCK FATHER is based in Northern Illinois, about 50 miles outside of Chicago. 
  • Crowdfunding efforts including Kickstarter and IndieGoGo projects are no longer considered “news,” and are now considered to be advertorial in nature. For information on getting your crowdfunding effort covered on The Rock Father, please click here.
  • GUEST POSTS: THE ROCK FATHER does not accept guest posts.
  • INTERVIEW REQUESTS: With very rare exception, we are not currently conducting interviews or seeking interview subjects.

Review Materials: For physical items email james [at] therockfather.com for a mailing/shipping address. With certain exceptions (such as vehicles that are on loan), review materials will not be returned. 

Music: We are not currently reviewing music.

When Submitting Material for Review: Please keep in mind that due to the volume of items received, coverage is not guaranteed. Follow-ups on news submissions and review materials are not necessary and are strongly discouraged.

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