Whether it’s a long form column in our Guest View section or a quick Letter to the Editor, we believe the right of the people to be heard is fundamental to democracy.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, email it to elmiratelegram@gmail.com. All letters should be no longer than 250 words or so in length. Be sure to specify your name and hometown. No anonymous letters will be published.

Letters will be published exactly as they are received.

Please avoid profanity and “text speak”. Elmira Telegram retains the right to refuse publication of letters containing either.

Letters received longer than 250 words may returned for editing or be automatically published in the Guest View section.

If you’d like to submit a longer column to be considered for the Guest View section, please follow the same guidelines as for letters to the editor.