Writing the Letter
Letters should be 200 words or less. Some venues restrict letters to that
length, but even if greater size is permitted, readers will more likely read a
succinct letter than a lengthy one. Libel, personal attacks and wild statements
must be avoided—leave that to our opponents. Keep focused on the topic and
work on getting just one or two major ideas across. Submit only once every two
months. Email is preferred by the newspapers so they need not retype,
perhaps with errors.
Sending the Letter
Email your letter to all of the Delaware newspapers,
remembering that some Delawareans only read, for example, The Cape Gazette or The Dover Post—not
everybody reads The News Journal. Email them individually: newspapers will be
much less likely to print your letter if they see all their competitors in
the address line as well.