Staff | May 9, 2023

Submit a letter to the editor of your local newspaper


Why write a "letter to the editor”

  1. Elected officials (and their staff) pay attention to the newspapers.
  2. Newspaper readers are people who vote and have influence.
  3. The other side is already there—you need to be heard, too.

How to write a “letter to the editor”

  1. Keep it short, often 250 words or less.
  2. Connect it with current events (usually in the first sentence).
  3. Be persuasive—aim to convince people who don’t already agree.

Where to submit a letter

The Oklahoman

Tulsa World

Stillwater News-Press

Lawton Constitution

Woodward News

The Enid News & Eagle

Muskogee Phoenix

McAlester News-Capital

The Norman Transcript

The Duncan Banner

The Ardmoreite

The Ada News

The Claremore Daily Progress

If your paper is not on this list and publishes letters to the editor, look on the opinion page or call their office to find out how to submit a letter. Thank you!


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