Press Release or Citizen Journalist Submission?

I get lots of e-mail, including plenty of press releases. Occasionally,
I’ll get “press releases” from individual writers who are sending out
essays in hopes of someone picking them up, or writing about them. I
got one of those today, about “falsified WWII history.” The writer is
an “editor and historian.”

Now, that’s not a topic relevant to what I cover, but I was intrigued
with how this writer labeled his e-mail/press release: “Submitted as a

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