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Letters-to-the-Editor

Letters published that follow up a news story, an OpEd piece or an editorial
frequently can add points of view or thoughts that might have been skipped
over or just left out. And this is an important component of our advocacy
and educational work.

To help facilitate your letter, we offer some general and specific instructions.
Most publications will let you submit using your own e-mail and many offer an
on-line form.

Every paper has its specific publishing criteria. In general, all letters must be
brief, cover only one topic and be relevant to a current event. In all cases you
must submit your full name, a physical address and a valid phone number. The
publication will verify that it is your letter by calling you.

It is recommended that you use a word processing program to compose, edit
and spell check your letter. When completed, copy and paste your letter into
the publication submittal form or into your own e-mail..

Los Angeles Daily News

We welcome letters on all issues of public concern. All are subject to editing and condensation, and they can be published only with the writer's true name. Only the writer's home community, rather than the whole address, will be published. Letters must include the writer's complete home address and daytime telephone number for verification purposes. Please limit letters to 100 words. Letters and columns that are submitted may be republished in digital and other formats and retained in archives without compensation to the author.
E-mail: dnforum@dailynews.com

Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times welcomes expressions of all views. Letters should be brief and become the property of The Times. They may be edited and republished in any format. They must include valid mailing address and telephone number. Pseudonyms and initials will not be used. Letters should be in plain text and not include attachments.
E-mail: letters@latimes.com

Pasadena Star News

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

We welcome letters on all issues of public concern. All are subject to editing and condensation, and they can be published only with the writer's true name. Only the writer's home community, rather than the whole address, will be published. Letters must include the writer's complete home address and daytime telephone number for verification purposes. Please limit letters to 100 words. Letters and columns that are submitted may be republished in digital and other formats and retained in archives without compensation to the author.
E-mail: letters.tribune@sgvn.com

Santa Monica Daily Press

Guest editorials from residents are encouraged, as are letters to the editor. Letters will be published on a space-available basis.

All letters must include the author¹s name and telephone number for purposes of verification. All letters and guest editorials are subject to editing for space and content.

It is our intention to publish all letters we receive, except those that are libelous or are unsigned. Preference will be given to those that are e-mailed.
E-mail: sack@smdp.com.

South Bay Daily Breeze

Letters are published in the newspaper and on the Web site the same day. To ensure access to a wide number of writers, we generally limit the number of letters published by an individual to one a month.

Letters should include your full name and an address or telephone number for verification. Only the writer's name and home city will be published. Letters must be less than 300 words.

We do not publish group e-mails, open letters, form letters or third-party letters. Letters submitted may be used in print or digital form in any publication offered by the Daily Breeze
E-mail: letters@dailybreeze.com

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