Guidelines for letters to the editor

The Missourian welcomes readers' opinions. Letters to the editor should be about 400 words, and longer pieces will be considered for guest columns. Letters are printed without charge.

Email letters to or mail them to:
PO Box 917
Attention: Letters
Columbia, MO 65201

All letters and guest columns will be verified for accuracy, and all must include first and last names. The Missourian does not accept anonymous submissions.

Letters related to elections must be received no later than four business days before the election to be considered for publication.

Questions? Email Opinion Editor Jeanne Abbott at or call 882-5741.