Letters to Editor


Fifty-two letters published by Women’s Voices members in 2017!

During 2017 we included links in our e-newsletter Loud & Clear to 52 – yes 52 – letters and commentaries written by our members and published in our local publications.  Our members wrote about a number of issues including:  gun violence; voting rights; reproductive health; white privilege; the school-to-prison pipeline; the welfare of our children; mental health; the need for Medicaid expansion in Missouri; raising the minimum wage; the criminal justice system and even the need for a more civil political discourse.

Below are some guidelines to help you speak out and write your paper or online publication about an issue you care about.

Please let us know if your letter is published.  Send us an e-mail to: info@womensvoicesraised.org 

Guidelines For Writing Letters To The Editor Via E-mail

  1. Keep letters short…usually between 200 and 250 words.
  2. Put “letter to the editor” in the subject line.
  3. Put your name, address, city and phone number at the end of the letter. Your address and phone number will not be printed, but the editor may use this information to verify your letter.
  4. If you choose to reference Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice, do it in the body of the letter, and not as a part of your signature.
E-mail Addresses For Letters To Missouri Newspapers
  1. St. Louis Post-Dispatch: letters@postdispatch.com
  2. Columbia Tribune: editor@columbiatribune.com
  3. Kansas City Star:  go here go here
  4. Springfield News-Leader: letters@news-leader.com
  5. Jefferson City News Tribune: editor@newstribune.com
  6. Jefferson County Leader:  go here
  7. St. Louis American:  go here
  8. Webster-Kirkwood Times and South County Times:  mailbag@timesnewspapers.com
  9. Times West End Word:  go here

To find other Missouri newspapers, go to USNPL Missouri (http://www.usnpl.com/monews.php) where you will be able to find information about each paper and, by clicking on each paper’s site, you can find out how to contact them.