Always include your name, address, and telephone number so the editors can contact you if they wish to confirm you as the source. These will not appear in print.
If clicking on the link does not open a website where you can enter and submit the letter, try copying and pasting it into the ‘To’ box of your email program and submitting that way.
- Medford Mail Tribune: firstname.lastname@example.org or via website – limit 200 words; political letters – limit 150 words; once per month. The Guest column length limit is 750 words, but contact editorial page editor Gary Nelson (email@example.com) before submitting to discern interest.
- Ashland Daily Tidings: firstname.lastname@example.org or via website – limit 250 words; political letters – limit 200 words; once per month.
ALERT: New Ashland Daily Tidings Letters policy: The editors of the Ashland Daily Tidings have decided to limit letters in that paper to residents of Ashland and the surrounding area, including Talent, unless the letter is addressing a specifically Ashland topic, such as the redesign of the Plaza. Your letters, of course, are welcome in the Tribune, which circulates throughout the county. But the editors have judged that the climate change issue is more than adequately represented in letters from Ashland residents. This editorial policy goal is to encourage a robust debate in the Ashland community among readers of the Tidings.
- Upper Rogue Independent [serving Eagle Point, White City, Prospect, Trail, Butte Falls]: email@example.com Limit unknown, suggest assuming 200.
- Grants Pass Daily Currier: firstname.lastname@example.org limit 250 words; once per month. This paper seems to have a policy of publishing letters only from residents in their perceived circulation area.
- Illinois Valley News (Cave Junction – weekly) email@example.com limit unstated – but suggest 200 until / unless we learn it’s different; frequency limit unknown but suspect monthly.
- Klamath Falls News and Herald: firstname.lastname@example.org limit 250 words; frequency limit unknown but suspect monthly.
- Curry Coastal Pilot (twice weekly- Wednesday & Saturday) Submit letters via website; Limit 250 words; limit one every 30 days.
- The World (Coos Bay Newspaper) and the Bandon Western World (The Bandon Newspaper) seem to be the same paper, via website or Executive Editor email@example.com limit 400 words
- Rogue Valley Messenger: firstname.lastname@example.org limit 250 words; published bi-weekly or via website
- Rogue Valley Community Press: email@example.com limit 400 words – above which it becomes a guest column; published quarterly.
- Eugene Register Guard Letters and opinion columns: Jackman Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org. Letter length limit is 250 words; all letters are subject to condensation. Writers are limited to one letter per calendar month. Because of the volume of mail, not all letters can be printed. Letters must be signed with the writer’s full name. An address and daytime telephone number are needed for verification purposes; this information will not be published or released. Guest viewpoints are between 600 and 800 words in length, with 700 being ideal.
- The Oregonian: email@example.com limit 250 words – In My Opinion columns are limited to 500 words firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Salem Statesman Journal webpage submission or letters@StatesmanJournal.com Letters 200 words or fewer.
The word limit does not include greeting or name.
Since the Tribune has the lowest LTE word limit, it would simplifying life to target that length and send to the others. But the adventurous author can always augment from the Tribune length to embellish points for the other targets having longer limits.
In terms of Op-ed policy The Tribune is more restrictive – local authors should focus on local issues; The Ashland Daily Tidings accepts Op-eds from local folks on broader issues. Same addresses for the targets works for both LTEs and Op-eds. The Guest Column / Op Ed limit is 750 words for both the ADT and MMT. Those wishing to submit Guest Columns to the Medford Mail Tribune or Ashland Daily Tidings are advised to contact Editorial page editor, Gary Nelson, first to establish that there is interest in the column.