ONLINE CLASS: How to Write OP EDs and Letters to the Editors That Get Published (2405)

Four Thursdays: February 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Online 

$165 per person (10% off for members)

NOTE: This class will not be recorded.

Want to make your opinion persuade other people? Fully 500 newspapers across this country want to know what you think. In this four-session course, you’ll learn from an OP ED editor what editors look for when they select OP EDs, guest essays, and Letters to the Editor (LTE). You’ll learn how to make your submission float to the top of a huge pile by what you put in the subject line of an email; how to craft the all-important first paragraph; what sources editors trust, and don’t; how to tighten words to keep to maximum length; and what specific words to avoid that turn an editor off.  You’ll have a chance to write a LTE for feedback; learn the best strategy for submission, and what’s in a publication contract.

By registering for this class, students agree they will follow these terms: 

  • Abide by our “Code of Conduct” while attending the class 

  • Will not share overtly obscene, hateful, or objectionable content. 

  • Will not share content that students do not have the rights to. 

Any work that perpetuates violence, inappropriate sexual conduct, racism, or negative stereotypes will not receive edits by the instructor or be circulated in the class.  

Code of Conduct:

Politics and Prose Bookstore is devoted to cultivating community and strengthening the common good through books, author talks, literary programs, and respectful dialogue. We strive to foster a safe, welcoming, inclusive environment for all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or ability. In that spirit, we ask everyone in this shared, communal space to treat each other equally, fairly, and thoughtfully; honor different voices, life experiences, and points of view; and celebrate the diversity that makes our community richer and stronger. Hate, discrimination, and disrespect have no place at P&P; kindness, patience, and tolerance always do. 

Four Thursdays: February 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET Online 


No Books Required

Joyce Winslow was Commentary Editor for the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. Apart from the 67 she wrote, edited and pitched for RAND, her own bylined OP EDs and LTEs appear in USA TODAY, The Washington Post,The New York Times, The Wall St. Journal,   The Austin-American Statesman and more. She has edited and pitched OP EDs and LTEs for private clients with a 98% success rate. After taking this course her students have published OP EDs.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

SKU: 9787000012820
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