Letter to the Editor Toolkit
Letter to the Editor Toolkit

Letter to the Editor Toolkit

The editorial page is among the most widely read sections in news publications. Getting your Letter to the Editor or Op-Ed published is a great way to be a strong voice for Vermont's children.

We’re here to help you get the attention of your neighbors and decision makers by writing a letter today!

Letters to the Editor vs. Op-Eds:

Letters to the Editor are short pieces (usually 250 words or less) that are in direct response to something recently published in the paper.

Op-Eds are longer pieces (usually 800 words or less) that don’t need to be in response to a specific article in the paper but should be timely and in connection to current events. An Op-Ed is more likely to be published if the author is a subject matter expert and/or well-known in the community.

Crafting a strategic message in 4 easy steps

Below is some guidance on how to craft a strategic message. After you submit your letter or Op-Ed through this tool, Let’s Grow Kids can help you edit and format your letter for your local paper.

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