Letters should be exclusive to the Chicago Journal.
In this section, we do not publish open letters, third-party letters, or any letter directed at individuals that have not appeared in the Chicago Journal or deal with subject matter that has nothing to do with something that has appeared in the Chicago Journal.
For an example of the former, do not send us a letter to inform the community about your neighbor and their barking dog. For an example of the latter, do not send us a letter to inform the community about your neighbor and their barking dog, even if your neighbor has recently appeared in the Chicago Journal.
Letters to the Editor should be less than 200 words and include the writer’s address and phone number. No attachments, please. We reserve the right to edit and we will send you the revised version before publication.
Selected writers are notified within a week of receiving the selected letter. Due to the number of submissions, we are unable to acknowledge unpublished letters other than by an automated e-mail reply.
If selected, we will try to reach the writer and ask a few questions. If we do not receive a response from the letter writer within 3 days of our inquiry, we will remove the letter from our list and move on.
To send a letter to the editor, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.