Write a Letter to the Editor (LTE)

LTEs are a powerful way to connect to the broader community to enlist them to our cause and to get the attention of our elected officials to pressure them to consider our point of view.

Below are specific details on how to submit letters. Before you send it in, check out this great guide on how to write a good letter to the editor.

Davis Enterprise

Submit online at https://www.davisenterprise.com/submit-letter/

Length limit: 350 words

Daily Democrat (Woodland)

Submit via email to news@dailydemocrat.com

Winters Express

Submit online at https://www.wintersexpress.com/tools/submit-letter/

Length limit: 4800 characters (~300 words)

The submission deadline is noon on Mondays for publication that week. Please note: If Monday is a federal holiday, the deadline is early and will be Friday at noon for publication the following week.

The News-Ledger (West Sacramento)

Submit via email to editor@news-ledger.com

Include your real name, address & phone number (only your name & city will be published, not your address or phone)

Letters are due by Friday for a Wednesday publication

The Sacramento Bee

Submit online at https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/submit-letter/

Length limit: 150 words

To have a letter considered for publication in The Bee you must include your:

Real Name
Postal Address
Daytime phone number
Headline of the story or letter to which you’re responding
Date the article appeared
Page number of the article, if you read it in the paper

San Francisco Chronicle

Submit letters via the form at https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/letters-editor/item/How-to-submit-Letters-56188.php

Length limit: 200 words

The New York Times

Full instructions at https://help.nytimes.com/hc/en-us/articles/115014925288-How-to-submit-a-letter-to-the-editor

Submit via email to letters@nytimes.com

Length: 150 to 175 words

Letters should refer to an article that has appeared within the last seven days.

Include your address and phone number

The Washington Post

Full instructions at https://helpcenter.washingtonpost.com/hc/en-us/articles/236004788-Send-a-letter-to-the-editor

Email letters to letters@washpost.com

Include full name, home address, email address and telephone numbers, including a daytime telephone number. Writers should disclose any personal or financial interest in the subject matter of their letters.