Writing a Letter or Editorial

Updated on 5/5/2017

We welcome the input of community and want them to voice their concerns and respond to recent events. We ask that the following be put required for all letters and editorials:

They must be submitted by email to news@sapulpatimes.com.

You must use your name. It will be listed. Anonymous letters are not allowed.

Write A Letter To The Editor

Each letter must include the author’s name, city of residence, daytime telephone number. Phone numbers will not be published.

Letters have a 300-word limit.

Letters may be edited for length, style and grammar.

Write an Editorial

Op/eds should to be about public policy issues not personalities.

They should be debatable in nature: They should take a stance that some but not all of our readers would agree with.

They should not be in direct response to previous op/ed columns, syndicated columns, letters to the editor or Sapulpa Times editorials. The proper forum for such responses is our letter to the editor space.

They should come from authors who are authoritative on the topic or offer some unique identifiable perspective.

They should to be 500-600 words long.

They cannot be election endorsements or un-endorsements, although at times the editorial department will solicit op/ed columns on both sides of an election for publication.

They cannot be product endorsement.

They should come from an author who lives within our target demographic (typically Creek County, though we will consider letters from anywhere).

They should not have been published elsewhere or submitted for publication elsewhere.

They cannot be libelous, incendiary or offensive to broad portions of our readership.

They should be accompanied with an electronic photo of the author for publication.

These are not hard-and-fast rules. Sometimes, typically because of relative light demand for op/ed space, the editorial editor may waive one or more of the guidelines. At times of high demand, he may not be able to do so.

Questions? Send them to us at news@sapulpatimes.com.