The Gunpowder Gazette welcomes op-eds, letters to the editor and reader participation/letters in the Readers Speak! opinion section. Additionally, high quality columns and articles written by established freelance or retired reporters may be submitted in exchange for pre-established compensation. Submissions must be exclusive to us, as they may not have been published anywhere, previously.
◊ Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor should aim to be no more than 1,000 words. Your full name, city, state, preferred email address and brief background information should be included with your submission (which will be published). Submissions should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and be pasted in the body of the email. Subject line should state Op-Ed or Letter. Attachments will not be opened. The Gunpowder Gazette does not pay for these types of submissions.
◊ Professional columns and articles should be pitched first. Send your background info and your ideas with the word “pitch” in the subject line to: email@example.com.
◊ Readers Speak! is a space devoted to the public discussion of hot button issues facing American society. We live in a very polarized country where the media (and social media) sometimes stoke division, sometimes without allowing for a space for people to share or hear alternate viewpoints.
Anyone, anywhere in the country, with an opinion about America’s problems or politics is welcome to submit a letter here. Then readers with an alternative viewpoint may submit his/her own, in response. The idea is to promote a healthy dialogue.
Readers Speak! letters should be no more than 1,000 words and should maintain decorum. All we ask is that you keep it respectful, relevant and sincere. We will not publish hateful or disrespectful rhetoric of any kind.
Letters may be edited for clarity and length, but the meaning will be maintained. Please include the link and headline of the Readers Speak! letter to which you are responding or start your own topic of discussion.
Please also provide your full name, city and state (which will be published). Letters should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and be pasted in the body of the email. Attachments will not be opened. The Gunpowder Gazette does not pay for these types of submissions.