Write a Letter to the Editor

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 media@mddems.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):

The Aegis (Harford Co) - Email news/information at news@theaegis.com. Or call 410-838-0614.

The Afro-American (Baltimore) - Email the manager khigh@afro.com.

Arbutus Times (Arbutus) - Email the manager jbleiweis@baltsun.com OR arbutustimes@baltsun.com.

Baltimore Brew (Baltimore) - Email them at editors@baltimorebrew.com or call 410-802-4990.

Baltimore Business Journal (Baltimore)- Email the editor-in-chief at jsullivan@bizjournals.com and call 410-454-0512. Or email the managing editor at rsharrow@bizjournals.com and call 410-454-0537.

Baltimore Chronicle and Sentinal(Baltimore) - email them at editor@baltimorechronicle.com.

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 calendar@citypaper.com.

Baltimore Sun (Baltimore) - To submit a letter to the editor, use this form or email talkback@baltimoresun.com

Baltimore Times (Baltimore) - Letters to the editor can be submitted at kreevie@btimes.com.

Bay Times (Stevensville) - Letters can be submitted to: letters@kibaytime.com. 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

Bay Weekly (Annapolis) - To submit a letter to the editor, use this form.

Bowie Blade News - Email the editor: jmcnamara@capgaznews.com or call 410-280-5925.

Calvert Recorder (Prince Frederick) - To submit a letter to the editor use this formand choose to submit to “The Calvert Recorder”

Capital Gazette (Annapolis) - To submit a letter to the editor, use this form or you can email letters to capletts@capgaznews.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

  1. Via email to: cctnews@carrollcountytimes.com
  2. Via fax: 410-857-8553
  3. Via mail: 115 Airport Drive, Suite 170, Westminster, MD 21157
  4. Via online form

Catonsville Times (Catonsville) - submit via email to catonsvilletimes@baltsun.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 letters@dundalkeagle.com with subject line “Letter to the Editor”

Enquirer Gazette (White Plains)- To submit a letter to the editor use this form and choose to submit to “The Enquirer Gazette”

Enterprise (Lexington Park) - To submit a letter to the editor use this form and choose to submit to “The Enterprise”

Frederick News-Post (Frederick) - submit letter via online form

Herald-Mail (Hagerstown) - submit via email to opinion@herald-mail.com or via online form. Must include name, daytime phone number, hometown, and be 300 words or less.

Kent County News (Chestertown) - submit via online form

Laurel Leader (Laurel) - submit via online form

Maryland Coast Dispatch (Berlin) - letters can be submitted

  1. Via email to: editor@mdcoastdispatch.com
  2. Via fax: 410-641-0966
  3. Via mail: The Dispatch, P.O. Box 467, Berlin, Maryland 21811

Maryland Gazette (Annapolis) - Email the editor at jdebutts@capgaznews.com or call 410-280-5915.

Maryland Independent (Waldorf) - submit via online form

Montgomery County Sentinel (Rockville) - submit via email to editor-mc@thesentinel.com

North County News (Baltimore) - submit via email to northcountynews@baltsun.com

Northeast Booster Reporter (Baltimore) - submit via email to booster@baltsun.com

Ocean City Today (Ocean City) - submit via email to editor@oceancitytoday.net

Owings Mills Times (Owings Mills) - submit via email toowingsmillstimes@baltsun.com

Prince George’s County Sentinel(Seabrook) - submit via email to editor-pg@thesentinel.com

Record Observer (Centreville) - Letters can be submitted to: letters@recordobserver.com. 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 editorbond@takomavoice.com

Towson Times (Towson) - towsontimes@baltsun.com

Worcester County Times/Delmarva Now(Ocean City) - submit letter via online form

College & University Newspapers:

Blue & Grey (Hood College)- Can be sent directly to the editor-in-chief at mrm15@hood.edu. More information can be found here.

Bottom Line (Frostburg State U)- Submit via online form

Diamondback (UMCP) - Submit via email to opinionumdbk@gmail.com

Elm Student (Washington College)- Can be sent directly to the editor-in-chief at elm_editor@washcoll.edu. More information can be found here.

Flyer (Salisbury U)- Can be sent directly to the editor-in-chief, sstevens5@gulls.salisbury.edu. More information can be found here.

Gadfly (St. John’s College)- Submit via email to editor@gadflyonline.com. Place the headline of the article you are responding to in the subject heading.  

Greyhound (Loyola UMD)- Can be sent directly to the editor-in-chief at greyhoundeic@gmail.com. More information can be found here.

McDaniel Free Press (McDaniel College)- Can be sent directly to the editor-in-chief at freepress@connections.mcdaniel.edu. More information can be found here.

Mountain Echo (Mount St. Mary’s U)- Can be sent to echostories@gmail.com. More information can be found here.

News-Letter (Johns Hopkins U)- Submit via email to letters@jhunewsletter.com with “Letter to the Editor” in the subject line

Quindecim (Goucher College)- Can be sent to quin@mail.goucher.edu. Must include author’s name, subject and contact information.

Retriever Weekly (UMBC)- Submit via email to theretriever.umbc@gmail.com with the subject line “letters to the editor”

Spokesman (Morgan State U) - Can be sent directly to the editor-in-chief at bemck1@morgan.edu. More information can be found here.

Towerlight (Towson U)- Submit via email to editor@thetowerlight.com with the subject line “Letter”

UB Post (U of Baltimore)- Submit via email to editor@ubpost.org with the subject line “letters to the editor”

Villager (Stevenson U)- Use this form and put “letters to the editor” in the subject line. Editors change annually but can be found here.

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