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Where to send a Letter to the Editor

A letter to the editor (LTE) is a written way of talking to a newspaper, magazine, or other regularly printed publication. LTEs are generally found in the first section of the newspaper, or towards the beginning of a magazine, or in the editorial page. They can take a position for or against an issue, or simply inform, or both. They can convince readers by using emotions, or facts, or emotions and facts combined. Letters to the editor are usually short and tight, rarely longer than 250 words. Letters to the editor are among the most widely read features in any newspaper or magazine.

The truth is, we can't do this alone.