Submitting an article to Op-Ed

The Los Angeles Times welcomes opinion articles on any subject. Submissions must be exclusive to us. Most articles are about 750 words in length, though some are shorter, and on Sundays we can sometimes run pieces as long as 1,200 words.

Submissions must be sent by e-mail to Please put the name of the author followed by the topic in the subject line, and paste the text of the article into the body of the message. Be sure to include day and evening telephone numbers and a short biography of the writer.

We make every effort to read manuscripts promptly. If the article is accepted for publication, you will hear from a Times editor within five days.

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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Need more information?

  • - Please call (213) 237-2121 for recorded Op-Ed guidelines.
  • - If you are responding to something we’ve published, you can submit a Letter to the Editor here.
  • - If your response is longer than 150 words, you might be interested in our online feature, Blowback.