HOW AND WHERE TO WRITE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
IN MISSOURI & ILLINOIS

Here is a list of Missouri & Illinois towns, their respective newspapers, and e-mail addresses of where to send letters to the editor.


All letters should have a name, address, hometown, and daytime phone number. Most newspapers require all this, but no newspapers publish the address or phone number.

Depending on the newspaper, keep the length of the letter to 250-300 words MAXIMUM. Do not ever go above this word amount. They will not publish what you write if you do not adhere to their guidelines.

Avoid slanderous or libelous statements against individuals or corporations. If you can't prove it, don't say it.

Be concise in your argument. CLEARLY state if you don't like an idea, then tell why. Use good examples.



St. Louis Area Suburban Journals

Bellefontaine Neighbors-Jennings Journal
cmarty@yourjournal.com

Chesterfield Journal
trees@yourjournal.com

Citizen Journal
trees@yourjournal.com

Ferguson-Berkeley Journal
cmarty@yourjournal.com

Florissant-Black Jack Journal
cmarty@yourjournal.com

Hazelwood-Bridgeton Journal
cmarty@yourjournal.com

Jefferson County Journal
dbarger@yourjournal.com

Ladue News
lrechan@laduenews.com

Meramec Journal
dbarger@yourjournal.com

Mid-County Journal
trees@yourjournal.com

News-Democrat Journal
dbarger@yourjournal.com#

Normandy-Wellston Journal
cmarty@yourjournal.com

North Side Journal
cmarty@yourjournal.com

Oakville-Mehlville Journal
jparra@yourjournal.com

O'Fallon Journal
astein@yourjournal.com

Overland-St. Ann Journal
cmarty@yourjournal.com

Press Journal
trees@yourjournal.com

South City Journal
jparra@yourjournal.com

South County Journal
jparra@yourjournal.com

South Side Journal
jparra@yourjournal.com

Southwest City Journal
jparra@yourjournal.com

Southwest County Journal
jparra@yourjournal.com

St. Charles Journal
astein@yourjournal.com

St. Peters Journal
astein@yourjournal.com

Tri-County Journal
trees@yourjournal.com

Warrenton Journal
rcoleman@yourjournal.com

Webster-Kirkwood Journal
trees@yourjournal.com

Wentzville Journal
rcoleman@yourjournal.com

West County Journal
trees@yourjournal.com



Missouri Newspapers

Branson
Taney County Times
tteditor@branson.com

Cape Girardeau
Southeast Missourian
Visit http://www.semissourian.com/opinion/letters/submit/
Or write them at: letters@semimissourian.com (maximum 250 words)

Columbia
The Maneater
(Mizzou student newspaper)
Forum@themaneater.com

Columbia Missourian
Visit http://columbiamissourian.com/feedback/
Or write them at: editor@columbiamissourian.com

Fulton Sun Gazette
News@fultonsun.com

Hannibal Courier-Post
Marylou.Montgomery@courierpost.com

Jefferson City News Tribune
Visit http://www.newstribune.com/letters/
or e-mail: editor@newstribune.com

Joplin Globe
Visit http://www.joplinglobe.com/contact/

Kansas City Business Journal
kansascity@bizjournals.com

Kansas City Star
letters@kcstar.com

Kirksville Daily Express
Dailyexp@marktwain.net

Lake of the Ozarks
Lake Sun Leader
news@lakesunleader.com

Maryville
Nodaway News Leader
kwilson@nodawaynews.com

Mexico
Mexico Ledger
news@mexicoledger.com

Moberly
Moberly Monitor-Index
news@moberlymonitor.com

Nevada
Nevada Daily Mail
editorial@nevadadailymail.com

Rolla Daily News
news@therolladailynews.com

Springfield News-Leader
Visit http://www.news-leader.com/service/readers/letters.html
Or write: letters@news-leader.com

St. Charles County Post
bnehring@post-dispatch.com

St. Joseph News-Press
letters@npgco.com

St. Louis Business Journal
stlouis@bizjournals.com

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
letters@post-dispatch.com

Webster-Kirkwood Times
mailbag@timesnewspapers.com



Illinois Newspapers

Belleville Journal:
sholt@yourjournal.com

Cahokia-Dupo Journal
sholt@yourjournal.com

East St. Louis Journal
sholt@yourjournal.com

Fairview Heights Journal
sholt@yourjournal.com

O'Fallon Journal
sholt@yourjournal.com