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MOPAG-LTE Group: Letter writing tools

Some Letter-writing Tips:

* Choose a single topic or facet of a topic, preferably one that has been in the news, reported in the paper to which you are writing if possible.

* The more original your presentation of your topic, the more likely it is that your letter will be published. Heartfelt letters maker a stronger impression that dry and formal letters.

* Make your main point in the 1st or 2nd paragraph

* Keep your letter brief; few papers print letters with more than 250 words, some have limits of 100 or 150 words.

* If you are sending a typed letter rather than a email, double space.

* Avoid heated rhetoric; make your points in a calm and polite fashion.

* Review your letter for typos, spelling and grammar before submitting them; carelessly written letters are not likely to be published.

* Be sure to include your name, address, phone number and email address;

* If you are submitting a letter via email, do not send your letter as an attachment; most newspapers will not open attachments because of the danger of contacting a virus.

* Be prepared for the newspaper to verify by phone or in writing that you are the actual author of your submission and that you wish it to be published.

MISSOURI NEWSPAPERS

You can find an exhaustive list of current Missouri newspapers by clicking this link: http://www.onlinenewspapers.com/usstate/usmissou.htm. The list below offers quick access to submission forms for LTEs or links that lead to such forms for a subset of those newspapers. The list below does not provide access to all Missouri newspapers; papers that require subscriptions or registration to post LTEs, or newspapers for which the online address or form are not readily available online are not listed.

 

St. Louis and Surrounding Counties

 

Area Served

Newspaper

Email

Phone

Fax

Bowling Green

Bowling Green Times

bgteditor@sbcglobal.net

573.324.2222

573.324.3991

Cape Girardeau

Southeast Missourian

letters@semissourian.com

Elsberry

Elsberry Democrat

PO Box 105, Elsberry, MO 63343

573.898.2318

573.898.2173

Glasgow

Glasgow Missourian

glasgow@mcmsys.com

660.338.2195

660.338.2494

Hermann

Hermann Advertiser-Courier

hacmgr@lcs.net

573.486.5418

573.486.5524

Jefferson, Arnold, Westside and Eureka

The Leader

CONTACT

Louisiana

Louisiana Press-Journal

lpjed@lcs.net

573.754.5566

573.754.4749

Oak Grove

Focus on Oak Grove

focus@iland.net

816.690.7218

816.690.7219

Owensville

Gasconade County Republican

News@WardPub.com

573.437.2323

St. Louis

Riverfront Times (RFT)

feedback@riverfronttimes.com

314.754.5966

314.754.5955

St. Louis

South County Times

mailbag@timesnewspapers.com

314.968.2699

314.968.2961

St. Louis

St. Louis American

SUBMIT

314.533.8000

314.533.0038

St. Louis

St. Louis Business Journal

vbreunig@bizjournals.com

314.421.6200

314.621.5031

St. Louis

St. Louis Jewish Light

SUBMIT

314.743.3660

314.743.3690

Sunset Hills/St. Louis South County

Call

news1@callnewspapers.com

messages must be marked "Exclusively for the Call"

314-843-0102

314-843-0508

St. Louis

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

SUBMIT

314.340.8000

314.340.3050

Ste. Genevieve

Ste. Genevieve Herald

https://www.stegenherald.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/letter_editor_imported-20150105095921/

573.883.2222

573.883.2833

Sullivan

Sullivan Independent News

nuz4u@fidnet.com

573.468.6511

573.468.4046

Webster-Kirkwood Times /
South County Times /
West End Word

Webster-Kirkwood Times:

West End Word

mailbag@timesnewspapers.com

Washington

EMissourian

SUBMIT
(250 words limit)

888-239-7701

Park Hills

The Daily Journal

https://dailyjournalonline.com/forms/online_services/letter/

West St. Louis County

West Newsmagazine

editor@newsmagazinenetwork.com
(your letter must unique for submission)

 

Kansas City and Surrounding Counties

Kansas City

Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/submit-a-letter/
(200 word limit;  no form letters or copied material from other websites - letter must be unique to the Star. Letters are subject to editing and writers may appear no more than once a month.)

Harrisonville

The Democrat Missourian

mmartin@kcstar.com

Independence & Blue Springs

The Examiner

karl.zinke@examiner.net

Maryville, MO

The Northwest Missourian

 https://www.nwmissourinews.com/site/forms/letter_to_the_editor/letter_editor/
(250 word limit)

 

Outstate Missouri

Bolivar

Bolivar Herald - Free Press

https://bolivarmonews.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/

Boone County

Boone County Journal

reporter@bocojo.com

Branson

Branson Tri-Lakes News

csain@bransontrilakesnews.com

Buffalo

Buffalo Reflex

Send LTEs to by noon on Monday before the intended Wednesday publication date. Information can be sent e-mail at news@buffaloreflex.com, mailed to PO Box 770, Buffalo, MO 65622,  or faxed . Please sign the letter and include your telephone number for verification. For an online contribution form:, please click the Letter to the Editor link on this page: https://buffaloreflex.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/letter_editor/.

417.345.2235

Hamilton

Caldwell County News

http://www.mycaldwellcounty.com/letter-editor

Christian County

Christian County Headliner News

 https://ccheadliner.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/

Columbia

Columbia Daily Tribune

editor@columbiatribune.com

El Dorado Springs

El Dorado Springs Sun

sunnews@socket.net (Deadline at noon on Monday for Thursday publication)

Houston

The Houston Herald

https://www.houstonherald.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/  (select Letter to the Editor for submission form; 250 word limit)

Jefferson City

Jefferson City News Tribune

http://www.newstribune.com/mailform/letter_to_the_editor/  (400 word limit),

Joplin

The Joplin Globe

https://www.joplinglobe.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/letter_editor/
(300 word limit)

Joplin

Joplin Independent

info@joplinindependent.com

Marshall

The Marshall Democrat-News

http://www.marshallnews.com/forms/Lettertoeditor

Marshfield

The Marshfield Mail

News@marshfieldmail.com

Monett

The Monett Times

editor@monett-times.com

Nevada

Nevada Daily Mail & Hearld-Tribune

editor@nevadadailymail.com

Gainsville

Ozark County Times

http://www.ozarkcountytimes.com/letter-editor
(500 word limit)

Perryville

The Republic Monitor

https://www.perryvillenews.com/site/forms/online_services/letter/letter_editor/ (250 word limit)

Sedalia

The Sedalia Democrat

https://www.sedaliademocrat.com/site/forms/online_services/letter_editor/ (250 word limit)

Springfield

The Springfield News-Leader

letters@news-leader.com
(300 Word limit)

Piedmont

Wayne County Journal-Banner

http://www.waynecojournalbanner.com/letter-to-the-editor/ (250 word limit)