Submitting an opinion article
The Hill welcomes submissions of opinion articles for publication in print and online. Submissions must be exclusive to us and are unlikely to be accepted if they are longer than 750 words. Please do not submit articles that have been published already elsewhere either in print or online – that includes on a Blog.
We do our best to read all articles sent to us promptly but please bear in mind that we receive many submissions daily.We will endeavor to respond quickly. If the submission is marked for online publication, it is likely to receive a speedier response, as we understand timeliness may be especially important.
When submitting an op-ed, the article should be included in the body of the e-mail (no attachments please). It should include a short headline and a tagline identifying the author(s). It should include contact information for the author(s), and at the bottom of the article a one-line bio for each author should be included. In the interest of transparency, the author must disclose any financial or lobbying relations he may have with the subjects raised.
There are many factors that go into our decision to publish or not. Relevance and timeliness are obviously significant but so too are the quality of writing and the quality of thinking. Further, you may have submitted an excellent op-ed but we may have published something similar recently. When it comes to the newspaper, we may be going also for a blend of articles that could well affect our decision. Submissions may be edited for content, style and space.
Please avoid inundating us with follow-up e-mails or phone calls. You may republish an article we have posted online or published in the paper, but it must credit The Hill and indicate that it was first published by us.
To submit an opinion piece, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org