Key Publications and How to Contact Them:

Click on any of the publication names below for a complete guide on submission instructions and contact information

Palm Beach Post // Naples Daily News // TC Palm // South Florida Sun-Sentinel // Tampa Bay Times // Tallahassee Democrat // News Press // Orlando Sentinel // Miami Herald // Caloosa Belle // Clewiston News // Glades County Democrat // Immokalee Bulletin // Okeechobee News

Tips for Drafting a Letter to the Editor or Column

  • DO be brief, but informed
  • DO respond to a recent article in the publication
  • DO follow the paper or magazine's submission guidelines (see above for local publication's guidlines)
  • DO focus on one topic
  • DO highlight how the audience/readers will be affected by the issue
  • DO inform the audience how they can get involved (join LOBA!)
  • DO use factual data to support your points
  • DO take the time to verify facts you provide
  • DO spell and grammar check your letter
  • DON'T send your email letter as an attachment or include any other attachments 
  • DON'T insult, exaggerate or use vulgar language 
  • DON'T use bold font or all caps to emphasize a word or phrase