WRITE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR OR AN OPINION PIECE
Submitting your opinion to Statesman Journal
Use StatesmanJournal.com/letters or send an e-mail with your letter, rant or guest opinion to letters@StatesmanJournal.com.
They cannot accept WordPerfect or PDF letters.
Length: 200 words or fewer for letters; 500 words or fewer for guest opinions.
The Statesman Journal welcomes letters, brief rants and guest opinions, particularly from people who live, work or attend school in the Mid-Valley. We receive thousands of letters every year. Not all can be published.
Tips to Increase the Odds that your Submission will be Published:
Write about a current issue of widespread local interest.
Make it original. Write it yourself. Don't submit copies of letters submitted elsewhere. Don't use a form letter from an organization. If we think your letter sounds like part of a campaign, it doesn't stand a chance
State your view instead of quoting others. We do not publish extensive quotations
Set an example by being civil. There's an important distinction between referring to a policy as idiotic and calling someone an idiot
If you're referring to a previous item in the Statesman Journal, please include the date and title of that item and whether it was in print or online.
Remember that all submissions are subject to editing for length, grammar, accuracy, libel concerns, clarity and other issues. (Unfortunately, because of time constraints, we cannot offer you pre-publication review of your edited submission. Everything published in a newspaper is subject to editing, and editing often happens on deadline.)
A submission, even if it falls within our word limits, still might have to be shortened for publication due to space configurations on that day.
E-mail submissions are greatly preferred because we don't have to retype them into our publishing system.
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MARION COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Marion County Health Department
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POLK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Polk County Health Department
Health Services Director, Noelle Carroll