Letters to the Editor

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How-to: Letters to the Editor

Read a story from The Sacramento Bee and have a reaction worth sharing with our readers? Here is how to submit a letter to the editor.
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Read a story from The Sacramento Bee and have a reaction worth sharing with our readers? Here is how to submit a letter to the editor.

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 (only the city will be published)
  • Daytime phone number (will not be published)

To send a letter to the editor, click here.

If you have any questions, call 916-321-1646.

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/Another View pages

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 or to send us physical mail copies of your article. Write 500-600 words and send us the article. If we want it, we’ll contact you usually 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 700 to 1,000 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 or to send us physical mail copies of your article.

Simply email 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: opinion@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.

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