Paid & Free Press Release Submission Sites (for 2021) | Publicize

  • Publish it ‘as is’ on their own publication. This is literally a copy-and-paste of the press release that you wrote.
  • A journalist will write it up into an article, using quotes and other information contained in the press release.

Our list of paid press release submission websites 2021 (which we think are the best)

NamePrices fromDescriptionKey Features
Newswire[14] $149 per domestic press release and $1,649 for per global press release[15]One of the
leading press
release
distribution
platforms,
offering
broadbased
newswise
distribution
and influencer marketing.
Can include
Google News,
Business
Journals
Network,
Reuters and AP outreach, as
well as the
ability to
include a range of multimedia
per release.
Analytics is also available to
track campaign success.
PR Newswire[16]Around $1,000
per press
release
Claims to have
the largest press release
distribution
network of
media outlets,
websites and
social channels, but with such
large reach
inevitably
comes a high
price tag.
Access to 4,000 websites, 3,000 media outlets,
and 550 news
content systems. Embed
multimedia
content
including
videos, photos,
infographics
and audio clips. And campaign
analytics to
track success
Business Wire[17]Around $800
per release,
upwards
Claims to offer
the largest
global coverage, reaching more
than 89,613
media outlets in 162 countries.
Aimed more
towards large
corporates who need to comply with regulatory requirements
around
announcements.
Distribution
options cover
193 industry
and trade
categories, along with a global
reach available
in more than 20 languages. 
24-7 Press
Release[18][19]
$19 to $389 per
release[20][21]
Specialist press release
distribution
service for small to medium-size businesses,
operating since 2004.
The cheapest
package just
posts a press
release to their website, while
the higher tiers distribute it
across AP, and
1000s of media
companies.
Multimedia can also be
embedded on
higher-level
packages. 
MarketWired[22]Around $460
per release
MarketWired
provides a
flexible news
distribution
platform that
can be tailored
for any client
and any type of outreach.
Outreach can be targeted at
global news
media, trade
media or speciality media. Also
tailored towards investor
relations,
helping them
meet regulatory filing and
disclosure
announcements. 
Globe Newswire[23]Data not
available
North American and European
focused press
release
distribution
service, focusing on media and
investment
outlets.
Allows a large
amount of
multimedia
content to be
embedded in
press releases aswell as media
monitoring and analytics.
Pressat[24]£110 per
submission[25][26]
UK focused
press release
distribution
service, but
provides an
international
reach.
Targeted
distribution and guaranteed
syndication,
plus search
engine indexing and analytics.
PR Underground[27]$49.99 to $199
per release[28][29]
Press release
distribution
platform
operating at the more affordableend of the market.
Releases are
sent to Google
News and 80
news sites
including
FOX/CBS/ABC/
NBC, as well as
being SEO
optimized.
eReleases[30] $299 to $499 per press release Press release distribution site that tries to offer the best value for money. It offers all new customers a $100 discount on its Buzz Builder plan. Releases are up to 400 words and are sent to over 4700 syndicated submission sites.

Our list of free press release submission sites (fully updated for 2021)

Company NameService
Description
Key FeaturesMoz Domain
Authority  
Score
Online PR News[31]Probably the most established out of all the free press release submissions sites. They offer a freemium model, where the most basic press release package is free.The basic
package allows users to publish a press release
for 90 days on
the platform.
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PR.com[32]Similar model to Online PR News,where the most basic package is free.The free
package
receives a
reduced
distribution on pr.com,
some third partyand news sites and RSS feeds.
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PR Free[33]Another
freemium press release
distribution
service, with themost basic
package being
free to use.
The free service allows
hyperlinks,
search engine
indexing and
social share
buttons.
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PR Log[34]It’s a pretty
retro looking
site (by which I mean very
dated), but it’s
free press
release
distribution
service comes
highly rated
from many
reviewers.
The free service distributes pressreleases onsite, across search
engines, social media and RSS
feeds.
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Press Release
Point[35][36]
As per the
above, this site
is now looking alittle bit dated,
but it offers a
free distributionservice.
The free service allows you to
distribute a
press release to 20 PR sites.
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PR Fire[37]Allows any user to create an
account and
publish a press
release with it’s free press
release
submission
service.
The free service is pretty limited, as it only
publishes the
press release on its own
platform, which is then indexed by Google.
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Newswire Today[38]The basic
package allows
free
submissions, but with very
limited features.
The basic
version only
publishes press releases onto
their site and
basic RSS feeds.
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PR Sync[39]This service is
completely free, with the
platform relyingon its
community to
promote the
most relevant
stories to the
homepage.
This is a
community
platform, rather than a
distribution
service.
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