Letters to the Editor

September 7, 2006

Letters to the editor and Opinion articles

The Bee invites letters and longer opinion articles. To have a letter or Op-Ed article considered for publication you must include your:

  • Real Name
  • Postal Address
  • Daytime phone number

To send a letter to the editor, click here.

If you have any questions, contact Gary Reed at (916) 321-1909 or via e-mail at greed@sacbee.com

If you'd like to submit something for publication, please review our Tips for letter writers for getting a letter published in The Bee and an explanation of what we're looking for under Op-Ed page.

Writing for the Commentary page

We're looking for well-written pieces that make people think or that provide new insight into a familiar problem. Major newspaper syndicates provide more material than we can use on national and international topics, so we're especially interested in articles on local, state or Western regional issues. There's no need to call first to ask if we're interested. Write 650-750 words and send us the article. If we want it, we'll contact you within five working days. Provide source material so we can fact check. Send to:oped@sacbee.com.

Forum submissions

The Sunday Forum section runs longer pieces -- from 800 to 1,200 words -- by freelance writers as well as academics, analysts and other experts on particular issues. Occasionally we will accept a longer piece, but this is rare, as space is limited. We publish articles on a wide variety of topics, but, in general, our coverage focuses on public affairs on the local, regional, state, national and international levels. There is no need to call first to ask if we're interested.

Additionally, the Forum section is interested in lighter articles -- some humorous, some merely personal essays on current events -- that range from 450 to 650 words.

Simply send us your articles. If we are interested, we will be in touch within seven working days. Please provide source material so we can fact check. E-mail: greed@sacbee.com. Please include a daytime telephone number and an e-mail address at which we are most likely to reach you. Our freelance rates are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Another View

For those who want to respond to an editorial or an article in The Bee, Another View pieces offer an opportunity for experts, sources or people directly affected. Responses are limited to 400 words and are subject to acceptance by the editors. Send submissions to greed@sacbee.com.

When submitting articles you must include a postal mail address and a daytime phone number. We will contact writers before we use an article.

The postal address is:
The Sacramento Bee
Opinion Page Dept.
P.O. Box 15779
Sacramento, CA 95852

If you're writing in response to something that appeared in Living Here, Ticket, Explore, Business or Sports, address your letters directly to those departments at the same address.

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