May 28, 2015 at 12:01 am

Send a letter to the editor or commentary

Letters to the Editor

You can send letters expressing your opinion on newsworthy topics to The Detroit News.

We prefer letters of 250 words or less. Direct rebuttals to editorials may be up to 300 words. Letters are subject to editing and become the property of The Detroit News. We do not consider letters to other publications.

You can send your letters in a variety of ways:
by e-mail:
by fax: (313) 222-6417
by mail: The Detroit News, Letters, Editorial Page, 615 W. Lafayette, Detroit, MI 48226.

Please include home and work phone numbers, plus city of residence, for verification.


The Detroit News accepts submissions of commentaries of 600-750 words on current public policy and societal issues on the local, state, national and international scene. The work must be the author's own and it must be exclusive to The Detroit News in southeast Michigan. We do not accept articles that have been submitted to the Detroit Free Press.

Please submit to:
James David Dickson, Editorial Page
by mail: The Detroit News, 615 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
by fax: (313) 222-6417
by e-mail:

First priority is given to local and state topics written by Michigan writers. Because of the large volume of commentary submissions The Detroit News receives, we can only publish a few on any given week. We try to let writers know by phone or mail of The News' final decision.