Help us out in your community by writing a Letter to the Editor about an important issue you care about.
If you have questions about letters to the editor, please contact our press team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Letter Writing Tips
Keep it Short – Most letters should be around 150 or less. Most newspapers will not publish a letter over 200 words.
Stick to One Topic — No one likes to read a laundry list of issues. Pick your issue and make the case to your readers.
Make it Personal – Personal stories can make your writing more interesting than numbers and studies.
Avoid Jargon – Avoid obscure words and try make your argument in one sentence. If your letter is difficult to understand, it is less likely to be published.
Check for Mistakes – Before submitting, proofread. Not only will your avoid embarrassment, but your letter will not be printed if it is filled with typos and other grammatical errors.
Submit Your Letter to the Editor
Below you will find a list of news publications from across the state, locate the one in your city or town and submit it to the email address listed:
Maryland Newspapers (alphabetical):
Baltimore City Paper (Baltimore) -
Letters can be no more than 500 words and must include the writer’s names, address, and phone number. Email at email@example.com.
Bay Times (Stevensville) - Letters can be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters have a 400 word limit and must include writer’s name, address, and phone number. Put “Letter to the Editor” in the subject line or via online form
Capital Gazette (Annapolis) - To submit a letter to the editor, use this form or you can email letters to email@example.com. Letters can be no more than 250 words and must include an address, phone number and name.
Carroll County Times (Westminster) - letters can be submitted
- Via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Via fax: 410-857-8553
- Via mail: 115 Airport Drive, Suite 170, Westminster, MD 21157
- Via online form
Catonsville Times (Catonsville) - submit via email to email@example.com
Cecil Whig (Elkton) - submit via online form
Cumberland Times-News (Cumberland) - submit via online form
Dorchester Star (Cambridge) - submit via online form
Dundalk Eagle (Dundalk) - submit letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Letter to the Editor”
Frederick News-Post (Frederick) - submit letter via online form
Kent County News (Chestertown) - submit via online form
Laurel Leader (Laurel) - submit via online form
Maryland Coast Dispatch (Berlin) - letters can be submitted
- Via email to: email@example.com
- Via fax: 410-641-0966
- Via mail: The Dispatch, P.O. Box 467, Berlin, Maryland 21811
Maryland Independent (Waldorf) - submit via online form
Montgomery County Sentinel (Rockville) - submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
North County News (Baltimore) - submit via email to email@example.com
Northeast Booster Reporter (Baltimore) - submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Ocean City Today (Ocean City) - submit via email to email@example.com
Owings Mills Times (Owings Mills) - submit via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prince George’s County Sentinel(Seabrook) - submit via email to email@example.com
Record Observer (Centreville) - Letters can be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters have a 400 word limit and must include writer’s name, address, and phone number. Put “Letter to the Editor” in the subject line or via online form.
Star Democrat (Easton) - submit letter via online form
Takoma Voice (Takoma Park) - submit via email to email@example.com
Towson Times (Towson) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Worcester County Times/Delmarva Now(Ocean City) - submit letter via online form
College & University Newspapers:
Bottom Line (Frostburg State U)- Submit via online form
Diamondback (UMCP) - Submit via email to email@example.com
Gadfly (St. John’s College)- Submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Place the headline of the article you are responding to in the subject heading.
News-Letter (Johns Hopkins U)- Submit via email to email@example.com with “Letter to the Editor” in the subject line
Quindecim (Goucher College)- Can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Must include author’s name, subject and contact information.
Retriever Weekly (UMBC)- Submit via email to email@example.com with the subject line “letters to the editor”
Towerlight (Towson U)- Submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Letter”
UB Post (U of Baltimore)- Submit via email to email@example.com with the subject line “letters to the editor”