Letters to the Editor

It’s not easy to get letters published in major newspapers as they receive hundreds every day. To improve your chances 

  1. Check and follow the rules for Letters to the Editor for your newspaper
  2. Keep it short – Check on the number of words accepted by your newspaper
  3. Make one or two points only
  4. Send it to one newspaper only
  5. Do not expect to be published more than once a week. 
  6. Do not send the same letter again
  7. Don’t abuse anyone
  8. Respond to a story published in the paper – send your letter the same day, the earlier the better.
  9. Disclose who you are if relevant – this may not be disclosed
  10. Include sources to back up what you say – these may not be published
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