Writing Letters to the Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Letters to the Editor

STEPS THAT WILL HELP TO GET YOUR LETTER PUBLISHED

 

Make sure it has an interesting opening.
Your first sentence should capture the attention of the editor. Additionally, the first sentence needs to explain why you are writing.

Make it short.
Generally speaking, use less than 200 words. Newspapers limit the number of words that can be printed in each section.

Make it simple.
Pick the topic, and stay focused and on-point.

Make it personal.
Tell the editor how this issue affects you, your family, your community, etc.

 

Make sure you check your grammar and spelling. 

Use spell check or have someone else view the copy
they will not publish errors in spelling or grammar

 

Include contact information.
Always include your contact information.  Make it known that you are a concerned citizen not a Special Interest Group.

Follow up.
Call the publication to follow up on your letter.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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"If the people fail to vote, a government will be developed
which is not their government. The whole system of
American Government rests on the ballot box. Unless
citizens perform their duties there, such a system of
government is doomed to failure."
Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the USA.
 
 
 
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