Update: Zvents is closing its doors on Oct. 31, 2014.
Here’s another local events calendar listing service to add to your list.
Zvents.com sends your event listings to more than 200 media outlets, for free. They include the San Jose Mercury News, The Denver Post, LA.com and newspapers in the North Jersey Media Group. Read the full list of media partners.
News about a restaurant event in San Francisco, for example, would be included in the Contra Costa Times, Marin Independent Journal, San Jose Mercury News as well as other smaller websites, and often in their print editions.
A word of caution: If you want a larger story, don’t use services like this one as a substitute for pitching a customized story idea. The media are bombarded with calendar listings. Shoot for a customized, compelling story pitch—preferably with a local angle.