How to Submit a Letter to the Editor

Letters exist to provide a forum for public comment or debate. 

When drafting your letter, there are a few guidelines to follow.

Letters must be no more than 300 words. While it may be helpful to use other sources or talking points as resources for your letter, it is advised not to simply repeat what others have said or written. Use your own voice and sign with your name. All letters must be attributed to an author and provide full contact information in the submission to be verified. The Stand will not publish unsigned letters.

If you are an affiliate to an organization, think about who may best represent that organizational viewpoint.

Note that letters may be edited for length, grammar and accuracy. 

To submit a Letter to the Editor, e-mail works best (, but you can also mail items to:

The Stand
South Side Communication Center
2331 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13205

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