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Letters should preferably be 175 to 300 words, should refer to an article that has been published within the last one week, and must include the sender’s name, email or physical address. Attachments over 800KB are not allowed.

Because of the high volume of submissions received, we cannot respond to all letters, or acknowledge unpublished letters other than by an automated reply email. The writers of letters selected for publication will be notified within seven days. Letters may be edited and shortened and we do not guarantee publishing your attachments.

To send a letter to the editor, email [email protected].

How to Send a Good Letter

Here are some tips for getting your letter published by our letters editor.

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