Tips For Writing a Letter to the Editor

  • Keep it short: most newspapers prefer letters that are between 100-200 words.

  • Make it personal: aim to put things in your own words and draw from your own experiences.

  • Be accurate: make sure you’ve got your facts straight.

  • Try to be unique. People are tired of stale political talking points.

  • Make sure to proofread: the last thing you want are grammatical or spelling mistakes.

Submitting Your Letter

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Otsego County
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Sullivan County
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Tompkins County

Tompkins Weekly 
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Ithaca Times

Ulster County

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