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Submitting an article to Op-Ed

The Los Angeles Times welcomes opinion articles on any subject. Submissions must be exclusive to us, meaning they have been sent only to us, not published online or in print elsewhere, including on personal blogs or social media channels. Most published articles are about 750 words in length.

Some general submission guidelines:

  • Submissions must be sent by email to oped@latimes.com.
  • Please do not send pitches or partial submissions — a full draft of an article must be sent for it to be considered for publication.
  • Please put the name of the author followed by the topic in the subject line and paste the full text of the article into the body of the message. If you are going to attach a copy of the article as well, it must be a Word document. Do not send links to your article in Google Docs or other similar formats.
  • Be sure to include day and evening telephone numbers and a short biography of the author. We do not consider anonymous or pseudonymous pieces.

We make every effort to read submissions promptly. We will try to respond within five days of your submission. If you do not hear from us, you can assume we have declined your article.

We regret that the volume of submissions we receive means that we cannot respond individually to each article nor can we provide feedback to proposals or queries.

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Thank you for your interest in the Los Angeles Times.

Want to know more about Op-Ed? Read more about how the opinion pages work here.

Need more information?

  • Please call (213) 237-2121 for recorded Op-Ed guidelines.
  • If you are responding to something we’ve already published, you can submit a Letter to the Editor here.

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