I'm glad to see so many of you using the OTM forums to promote your events.
The caveat is that submissions MUST be submitted to me personally at gumby @ onthemat.com (remove spaces, I get so much spam lately a LOT of e-mail gets missed).
Although our forum is growing, the news and calendar sections in fact still recieve many times the traffic the forum does, and will ensure maximum exposure for your event. (The forum, for whatever reason, is actually the least viewed section of the site).
I post whatever events I get in the news section on a daily basis (usually early morning). Event promotion, school news, fighter info, etc... is published for FREE in the appropriate areas. We will pretty much post anything we recieve, I am a-politcal and have never refused a submission (I do not however edit submissions either).
Press releases on products are NOT released however, and are generally referred to our sales/advertising departments.