|Open Letters welcomes submissions from readers.
If you'd like to write for Open Letters, here are some things to keep in mind.
1. We publish first-person writing in the form of personal correspondence. Which means, to us, that we're looking for public writing that captures the immediacy and emotional honesty of a personal letter.
2. Everything we publish is true, or as true as subjective writing can get.
3. We have no length requirements, but most of our letters seem to be around 1,000 - 1,500 words long.
4. Most of our letters are propelled by a single, recent narrative: they have a story at their core. It's possible to use events from the past, but the letter should feel - and be - inspired by an event that's just happened.
5. If you have an open letter you'd like us to consider, you can send it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use that email address if you'd like to query one of the editors with an idea for a letter. Sometimes it works better when there's a bit of dialogue about the letter before it's written. But sometimes it doesn't. Either way works just fine for us.