Folks often complain about their letters not being able to be published in the Desert Messenger. On page 4 of almost every edition is the stated policy. For clarification I've decided to reprint the policies here on this blog. For more information on publishing schedule and advertising rates, please visit http://www.desertmessenger.com/.
Letters to Editor Policy
"Desert Messenger encourages letters from its readers. Letters should be no longer than 300 words, and may be edited for grammar, content and length.
"We invite you to not only see a problem, but search for the solution to share with the community, keeping the benefit of all in mind.
"Letters considered libelous, in poor taste, on a personal issue, mean spirited or dominated by Scripture quotes will not be published. 3rd party letters will not be accepted.
"To avoid confusion over people with common or similar names, writers must provide a full name and indicate the name they are known by. Writers must provide a full street address and phone number. Rvers may provide the location of park/BLM land, etc. Street addresses will not be published. Phone numbers are for verification only and will not be printed."
Mail letters to:
The People’s Voice
P.O. Box 3185,
Quartzsite, AZ 85359
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have information that is timely, and can't wait until the next printing, please send your press releases and they will be published on this blog.