Are you a lawmaker with a strong opinion on policy in the coming year? An advocacy group sensing strong trends in health, education or a social issue facing Connecticut? An academic whose research may shed light on some aspect of life in Connecticut next year?


Or are you a Connecticut resident and want to tell lawmakers and other policymakers what you expect from them in 2014? What are the most important issues for you, your family, your business? What should they do, or not do?


Here’s your chance to tell Connecticut.


In the tradition of a newspaper’s Op-Ed section, The Connecticut Mirror is accepting submissions for our first public policy opinion e-publication, “2014: Looking Ahead — Your View,” to be launched in late January. The Mirror has received hundreds of unsolicited submissions over the last few years, but we would rather look ahead with your voice and present all your ideas in one place. The deadline is Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.


How do you submit? Just send the following to Editor Jenifer Frank at


– A well-written piece, 500 words or less.

– In the interest of full-disclosure, please include your full name, professional association, town and credentials. (For instance: Dr. Janice Jones is currently the CEO for Connecticut Educational Interest, a nonprofit advocacy organization located in Anytown, Connecticut.)

– Please include a headshot and any other associated art/photos/graphs that may complement your piece. We will accept either a jpg or png file.

– If your piece includes links, please include in your writing, but also include at the bottom of your submission in case there are any issues in the e-mail transfer.

– Contact phone number.


Disclaimer: The Connecticut Mirror reserves all rights to reject any submission on account of vulgar language, accusatory prose, intent to slander or defame, or simply inaccurate information. Submission of a piece does not guarantee it will be published, but if any piece is not published, The Connecticut Mirror will provide reasoning. The Connecticut Mirror and its staff reserves all right to edit for grammar, sentence clarity and factual information. We thank you for your time.

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