Journal Letter Policy
The Shelton-Mason County Journal encourages original letters to the editor of local interest. Diverse and varied opinions are welcome. We will not publish letters that are deemed libelous or scurrilous in nature. We reserve the right to reject any letter for any reason.
When submitting a letter, please observe the following guidelines: Writers are limited to one original letter plus one rebuttal or counter-rebuttal per calendar month; Letters should be no more than 300 words; Letters will be edited for grammar, spelling, style, clarity and length. Priority will be given to local opinion and topics. Letters about national politics and topics will run on a space-available basis. The weekly deadline is 5 p.m. Monday. Letters received after that time will run in the following week’s edition.
All letters must be signed and include the writer’s name, physical address and daytime phone number, which will be used for verification purposes only. To submit a letter, email it to [email protected]. Please type your letter directly into the email or attach a Word document. Letters submitted via external links or cloud drives will not be opened. You may also drop it off at 227 W. Cota St., or mail it to P.O. Box 430, Shelton, WA 98584.
Due to time constraints, the publication of handwritten or typed letters may be delayed.
To submit a letter:
— Email [email protected] or
— Drop it off at 227 W. Cota St. or
— Mail it to P.O. Box 430, Shelton, WA 98584