The term “Op-ed” is short for “opposite the editorial page,” the physical location it usually occupies in a newspaper. Individual newspapers may label these pieces “guest columns,” “guest commentaries,” or “other views”. An op-ed is not just a great way to educate the public on a very important issue. They can also be useful in advocacy. Every morning, staffers in Congressional offices pick out newspaper articles to give to Members of Congress to read. Our hope is that your op-ed will make it in the stack and put this issue at the forefront of your legislator’s mind.
When you finish your op-ed, submit it to us using the form at the base of this page. We will workshop your piece and make sure it is polished and ready to submit. We will also work with you to craft an email to send to your newspaper along with your op-ed so we can maximize your chances of getting published.
Rules for Writing Op-eds: