Letters to the editor can be a powerful way to educate the community on important issues, particularly when sent as part of a strategic campaign. In most newspapers, the "Letter to the Editor" column is second in readership only to the front page.
Below are a few general suggestions for writing effective letters to the editor.
Keep letters as brief as possible. A short letter, fewer than 200 words, is less likely to be edited and more likely to be read.
Always include your full name, address and daytime telephone number for confirmation purposes.
Submit your letter at least 3-5 days in advance of when you hope to have the letter appear. Be aware that most papers have a policy regarding frequency of submission, usually no more than one letter per month.
Letter to the Editor Submission Information
Below is a list of contact information for submitting a letter to the editor to some of the larger Pennsylvania newspapers.
- Advance of Bucks County email@example.com
- Allentown Morning Call firstname.lastname@example.org
- Beaver County Times email@example.com
- Bucks County Courier Times firstname.lastname@example.org
- Butler Eagle email@example.com
- Centre Daily Times firstname.lastname@example.org
- Delaware County Times email@example.com
- Doylestown Intelligencer firstname.lastname@example.org
- Doylestown Patriot email@example.com
- Erie Times-News firstname.lastname@example.org
- Express-Times http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/opinion/sendaletter
- Gettysburg Times email@example.com
- Harrisburg Patriot News firstname.lastname@example.org
- Indiana Gazette email@example.com
- Johnstown Tribune-Democrat firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kittanning Leader Times email@example.com
- Lebanon Daily News http://www.ldnews.com/letters
- Philadelphia Daily News firstname.lastname@example.org
- Philadelphia Gay News email@example.com
- Philadelphia Inquirer firstname.lastname@example.org
- Philadelphia Tribune email@example.com
- Philadelphia Weekly firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pittsburgh City Paper email@example.com
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review email@example.com
- Reading Eagle http://readingeagle.com/section/editorial-contact
- Scranton Times / The Tribune letters@TimesShamrock.com
- Warren Times-Observer firstname.lastname@example.org
- Yardley News email@example.com
- York Daily Record http://www.ydr.com/letters
- York Dispatch firstname.lastname@example.org