The Connecticut Mirror exists to start conversations about public policy.  Our goal in publishing CT Viewpoints is to provide Connecticut residents with 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 the opinions of Connecticut residents on national and international issues that touch their lives.

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 Due to the volume of submitted items, writers will not necessarily be told in advance whether or when their submission will be published.

PLEASE NOTE: The form below is NOT for brief comments on individual stories or op-eds, which we do not publish.

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Submission Policies

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 CT Viewpoints, 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).

Candidates themselves may submit issue-oriented position papers and similar items as a form of voter education. The Connecticut Mirror reserves the right to limit the number of candidate-written items so that it provides all candidates an equal, fair and balanced representation of their political values. Candidates may discuss their qualifications to hold public office, but may not use CT Viewpoints as a vehicle for criticizing their opponents or their opponents’ political party. No candidate commentaries will be published within three calendar days of an election. All candidate submissions, whether published or not, will be considered on-the-record comments potentially subject to news coverage and quoting in news stories at the Connecticut Mirror’s discretion.

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