Write a letter to the editor
Whether online or in old-fashioned print, the editorial page is one of the most popular sections of a newspaper.
When you get a letter to the editor (LTE) published in your local newspaper, you let residents, business leaders and your members of Congress know what’s on your mind. Congressional offices closely monitor LTEs to stay aware of constituents’ concerns.
Your letter can even generate additional press about the topic you write about, so let local papers know you want action on climate change—and why. Browse some of our favorite published LTEs.
How to write a LTE
Below are a few popular Georgia newspapers that publish LTEs.
Write to the Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC)
Email your LTE to email@example.com. Letters should be 150 words maximum. Please include:
- Your first and last names (no initials, please)
- For verification purposes only—your home address and both your daytime and nighttime telephone numbers
- Optional—A dab of bio information, namely, what you do for a living
Before the AJC runs a letter, they call or email to verify that you sent it.
Write to the Marietta Daily Journal
Email your LTE to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters should be 400 words maximum. Please include:
- Your name, address and daytime telephone number for verification purposes
The Marietta Daily Journal encourages letters to the editor on topics of general interest, but reserves the right to edit them for content and length.
Write to the Alpharetta-Roswell Herald
Complete the Alpharetta-Roswell Herald online LTE form to enter and send your letter. Letters should be 300 words maximum.
Write to the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News
Complete the Cherokee Tribune online LTE form to enter and send your letter to the editor. Letters should be 450 words maximum and include your name and phone number to verify authenticity.
Complete the Cherokee Ledger & News online LTE form to enter and send your letter to the editor. Letters should be 450 words maximum and include your name and phone number to verify authenticity.
The Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News reserve the right to reject publication and to edit for libel and brevity.
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