Letter to the Editor

A well-written letter to the editor of your local newspaper is a great way to share your thoughts and opinions on current issues, and with your community.

Best Practices:

•Review guidelines and submission policies for each publication you plan to submit your letter to before you begin writing
•Read other letters to the editor that are currently published in the paper you have selected
•Keep your letter short, sweet and to the point; 100-250 words is a typical length accepted
•Respond quickly to a recently printed article
•Be concise and courteous, especially if you have an opposing viewpoint
•Explain your personal connection to the issue
•Identify your relationship, i.e. parent, spouse, brother, sister, guardian, etc.
•Explain how the issue directly affects a service provided, quality of life, etc.
•Provide a call-to-action or resource to suppo
•Include your full name, address, phone, email, and website if applicable