Your Voice Matters: Write Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor

Opinion pieces and letters to the editor are important tools for bringing an issue into the public eye. Here’s how to write them:

  1. Focus on an issue (like solar regulations) that is in the news
  2. Emphasize your main point immediately
  3. Remember to use ethos, pathos, and logos
  4. Keep sentences short yet impassioned
  5. Use real-world examples to support your claims
  6. Op-eds should be around 700 words; letters should be around 200 words

Note: Be sure to provide each publication with your full name, phone number, town, and a one-sentence bio.

Publications in Connecticut that accept op-eds and letters:

*Op-eds submitted to the Connecticut Post will appear in all Connecticut-based Hearst newspapers