LETTERS: The Courant welcomes letters on matters of public interest. Your full name, hometown, phone number and e-mail address are required for verification, but only your name and hometown will be used. Your letter should be exclusive to The Courant.
Letters should not exceed 200 words. Preference is given to letters that criticize a Courant news story, editorial, Commentary or Other Opinion article or another letter. We reserve the right to edit and shorten the text. Anonymous letters, letters using a pseudonym and "open letters" to third parties will not be published. Writers will ordinarily be limited to one letter published in the print version every two months.
Your submission will be reviewed and, if accepted, will be edited and posted to the Letters page.
If your item is breaking news or is not intended for publication, please send your item using the News Tips form by clicking here.
OP-EDS: Because we receive so many op-eds, we give priority to local writers writing on local issues, and especially to topics that are in the news. We prefer viewpoints at odds with our editorial standpoint. We look for op-eds with provocative, fresh angles. We look for an argument tightly focused on one point - not an exhaustive review of all sides of the matter. We also look for authors with expertise in their subject.
1. Get right into the subject. Make your position clear from the beginning.
2. Keep your sentences short, and don't try to make too many arguments in one article.
3. Be sure that all names are correct and all quotations are accurate.
4. Be sure to end your article with a forceful conclusion.
5. Please keep your piece to 650 to 700 words.
6. Submissions should be exclusive to The Courant and emailed to email@example.com.