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Submission Policies

The Connecticut Mirror exists to start conversations about public policy.  Our goal in publishing CT Viewpoints is to provide a nonpartisan forum for robust policy conversations.

CT Viewpoints welcomes thoughtful, original commentary on government, public policy and politics as they affect life in Connecticut.  We also welcome views of Connecticut residents on national and international issues that touch their lives.

Submissions should ideally be 500 to 800 words, although we can accommodate longer opinions. In keeping with the CT Mirror’s obligation to provide factually accurate information to its readers at all times, please provide hyperlinks to media reports, research studies, documents or other documentable facts when citing them in a commentary. This will assure accuracy and expedite the CT Mirror’s routine fact-checking when preparing commentaries for publication.

The opinions expressed by contributors to CT Viewpoints are theirs alone and are not to be construed as those of The Connecticut News Project (parent organization of The Connecticut Mirror).

Contributors are not The Connecticut News Project’s employees, directors, officers or agents.  The Connecticut News Project does not endorse or oppose candidates for elective office, nor does it lobby in support of, or in opposition to, any public policy or legislation.

CT Viewpoints offers all candidates for elective office equal opportunity for comment.   CT Viewpoints will entertain first-person position statements of candidates for elected office that focus on qualifications, policy ideas and principles.  The views expressed by candidates are intended for voter education and are not endorsements by CTViewpoints, The Connecticut News Project, or The Connecticut Mirror.

CT Viewpoints will not publish third-party endorsements for candidacies or direct appeals for support (IRS rules prohibit tax-exempt organizations such as The Connecticut News Project / Connecticut Mirror from advocating for or criticizing candidates for elective office, and publishing endorsements would constitute advocacy).

CT Viewpoints reserves the right to edit submissions for length and style, to limit the frequency of publication by individual authors, and the right not to publish items that in its judgment do not advance public discourse.

By submitting a Viewpoints commentary for publication you consent to receiving our daily email newsletter.  You may unsubscribe at any time.

How to Submit

To submit a commentary item or letter, please use the form below. If you have questions, feel free to email CT Viewpoints Editor Paul Stern at

PLEASE NOTE: The form below is NOT for brief comments on individual stories or op-eds, which we do not publish.

AT ELECTION TIME: CT Viewpoints regrets that it cannot publish third-party endorsements of candidates for elective office. Candidates themselves may submit position papers and similar items as a form of voter education.

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