I think this would be an excellent time to inundate the Los Angeles
Times (and other newspapers) with commentary-type articles on the
end of World War II issues connected with Poland and other countries
of Central/Eastern Europe. Of course, the proposed memorial to the
Soviet army (West Hollywood, California) is probably on all our
minds! The Los Angeles Times accepts manuscripts for possible
publication in their Commentary Section. The following are the
guidelines printed on their Commentary page:
"To Our Contributors
The Times welcomes manuscripts for possible publication. Each
commentary must be exclusive to The Times. Unpublished manuscripts
will not be returned. For a recorded explanation of Op-Ed
requirements, please call (213) 237-2121. Article may be sent to
(not as an attachment) or faxed to (213) 237-7968."
The recorded explanation is as follows:
Manuscript length: 700 words maximum
The piece must be exclusive to The Times and not submitted anywhere
else at the same time.
Please address either e-mail or fax to: Nicolas Goldberg, Op-Ed
If you do not hear from The Times after 5 days, please assume that
they will not be using your manuscript.
If you have a specific question re Op-Ed standards, please call
Deidre Ware (213) 237-7939.
I would be happy to call Ms. Ware for anyone from overseas--just
post the question--and I will post her answer.
Could others post the same information for other newspapers? Since
I imagine most of us read many newspapers on-line, such information
is often irritatingly difficult to obtain. By the way, I have seen
commentary articles in the Los Angeles Times written by people from
all over the world.