peacepink

Worldwide Campaign to stop the Abuse and Torture of Mind Control/DEWs

Get your letter in the paper

Stay within the word limit, think locally and don't call names.
By Katie Litvin

Every month, the typical small-town newspaper editor receives hundreds or even thousands of letters from readers.

Still, many are unprintable either because they are too long, too confusing or just plain offensive.

That means it's not that hard to get your letter published, provided you follow a few simple rules.

Here are a few tips to better your chances:

What to Do:

* Stay within the word limit. Each newspaper has a set limit on how long published letters are allowed to be, so check the limit before you start writing. The Beaverton Valley Times in Oregon, for example, asks for 300 words or fewer, while The Citizen in Auburn, New York, has a limit of 400 words.

The Pantagraph in Illinois allows even fewer words, explained opinion editor Lenore Sobota.

"We have a 250-word limit, because we don't have enough room to print all the letters we receive. [The word limit] gives more people the opportunity to get their letter published," she said.

* Think Locally. Small papers focus on local news, so you should address issues concerning residents of your town specifically.

"We want local topics. That's one mistake people make, writing about something happening in Mexico or Venezuela that doesn't really affect our readership," said Michael Dowd, the managing editor of The Citizen in Auburn, NY. "We're looking for local people writing about local topics."

It also helps if you're also local. Sobota said the Pantagraph only prints letters from people who live in the paper's circulation area.

* Sign Your Name and Number. Include your contact information for follow-up questions from the editor.

"We contact every letter writer by phone to determine to the best of our best ability if they're the person who wrote it," Dowd said.

For each letter to the editor to The Citizen, he requires a signature, the author's hometown, and phone number.

* Write about positive issues in the community from time to time. Even though they're used to getting a lot of negative mail, editors like to see a nice word from time to time.

"We also publish 'thank you' (letters) especially if they are about a non-profit organization who has done something positive for the community." said Tish Flattery, the news assistant at The Waterloo/Cedar Falls Daily Courier in Iowa.

Views: 122

Replies to This Discussion

Thank you Soleilmavis,

 YOU GOT IT :) 

Keep it professional, to the point, focused....

 it is the way to get published, heard. :)

 

 Thank you for your research and sharing with me what works for our cause, I will pass it on :)

 

Janet Smith ~Fight to be Free~ Wise as a serpent, Gentle as doves. God Bless Always

I am torn in my feelings about getting our stories published in the newspaper, and think we should definitely take our grievances to the street in the form of picket signs, and also consider getting a book published, because with a book, there is no response or no offensive remarks hurled at you.  We don't want to turn this into a trial, where we take the stand as if we have to prove ourselves and remain credible.   Many of us already have mental health records, and it would be easy to dismiss us.

I am working hard on my book now.  I am tring to get help to edit my poor english and bad structure. And I am looking for a publisher who can publish my book.

Good luck, that sounds great.  If you self-publish your book (Xlibris, LuLu) they will put the cost of the book by the total number of pages you have written, and then you will need to buy your book from them and sell it to the public.  With self-publishing they do have editing that will cost a bit more, but worth it.  You would be able to format all the style of the book, and create a cover front and back.  It could end up costing you about 1K U.S. dollars, maybe more if you buy more copies.  If you need help with money, try asking all the regulars on here for 10 bucks.  I would be willing to do that.

RSS

Latest Activity

Lihong DING replied to Lihong DING's discussion I am suffered by Electromagnetic Mind Control Abuse and Torture in Canada
"CLS, I was suffered almost 60% situations listed on your blog since 2009 and some situations were not listed even in your blog. I am deeply scared them and the mind control technologies. Sometimes I thought they really want to kill me but I am…"
4 minutes ago
Shaun Vincet replied to Lihong DING's discussion I am suffered by Electromagnetic Mind Control Abuse and Torture in Canada
"I am busy with other TI. mail me at shaun1441@gmail.com"
8 minutes ago
Lihong DING replied to Lihong DING's discussion I am suffered by Electromagnetic Mind Control Abuse and Torture in Canada
"CLS, I have many years abused and tortured information but I am scared that situation deeply. I cannot disclose here because I am scared they put me into hospital again. Thank you for your great heart. They followed me everywhere, in China, in…"
13 minutes ago
Lihong DING replied to Lihong DING's discussion I am suffered by Electromagnetic Mind Control Abuse and Torture in Canada
"Thank you. I will read the website."
21 minutes ago
cat cat commented on Sandy Lomax's blog post Victims of CIA torture program win a settlement
"“This outcome shows that there are consequences for torture and that survivors can and will hold those responsible for torture accountable,” said ACLU attorney Dror Ladin in a statement to media. “It is a clear warning for anyone…"
32 minutes ago
Sandy Lomax commented on Sandy Lomax's blog post Victims of CIA torture program win a settlement
"cat cat, why do you believe "we will never see compensation or even acknowledgement"? MKUltra victims and the victims reported above got acknowledgement, some got a settlement."
1 hour ago
cat cat commented on Sandy Lomax's blog post Victims of CIA torture program win a settlement
"Hello Sandy.  Me too, some weeks light torture some are just evil hateful pain.  As we both know we will never see compensation or even acknowledgement from our governments that we have been tortured for years.  I am afraid the big…"
2 hours ago
cat cat liked deca's video
2 hours ago

Badge

Loading…

© 2017   Created by Soleilmavis.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service