SPREADING THE WORD:

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Tips For Writing a Letter to the Editor

  • Keep it short: most newspapers prefer letters that are between 100-200 words.

  • Make it personal: aim to put things in your own words and draw from your own experiences.

  • Be accurate: make sure you’ve got your facts straight.

  • Try to be unique. People are tired of stale political talking points.

  • Make sure to proofread: the last thing you want are grammatical or spelling mistakes.

Submitting Your Letter

When you submit your letter, include your name, home address, email address, and daytime phone number, as some publications may call you for verification. Feel free to submit to more than one newspaper.

Hudson Valley Publications

Multi-County
Albany Times Union:  http://www.timesunion.com/lettertoeditor/

Catskill Mountain News:
http://catskillmountainnews.com/content/letter-editor

The Daily Freeman:
letters@freemanonline.com

Mid-Hudson News:
http://midhudsonnews.com/letters.htm

Poughkeepsie Journal:
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/staticfiles/news/forms/letter_form.htm

Times Herald Record:
http://services.hudsonvalley.com/reader-services/submissions/letter-to-editor/

Columbia County
Columbia Register Star: https://www.registerstar.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/

Dutchess County
Millbrook Independent:
http://www.tmi-archives.com/content/letter-editor

Millerton News/ Tricorner News:
http://www.tricornernews.com/content/submit-news

Northern Dutchess News:
northerndutchess@sdutchessnews.com

Southern Dutchess News:
newsplace@aol.com

Otsego County
Oneonta Daily Star:
https://www.thedailystar.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/

Sullivan County
Sullivan County Democrat:
editor@sc-democrat.com

Ulster County
New Paltz Times:
newpaltztimes@ulsterpublishing.com

Kingston Times:
kingstontimes@ulsterpublishing.com
OR kingstontimes@gmail.com
(submit no later than 3 pm Friday)

Saugerties Times:
saugertiestimes@ulsterpublishing.com
(submit no later than Friday)

Woodstock Times:
woodstocktimes@ulsterpublishing.com
(submit no later than 3 pm Friday)

Shawangunk Journal: editor@gunkjournal.com

Southern Ulster Times:
editor@tcnewspapers.com
(submit no later than 3 pm Friday, Oct 28)

Watershed Post:
editor@watershedpost.com

SUNY New Paltz Oracle:
oracle@hawkmail.newpaltz.edu

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