How you can submit items to Scottsdale Republic

This fall’s general-election season left the Scottsdale Republic with no shortage of letters and guest columns.

That tends to happen when you have a City Council election with six candidates, two important school-district matters and several issues in some neighboring communities.

The great number of submissions, unfortunately, did not allow us to publish them all, but we greatly appreciate it when readers take the time to write us with a guest column or letter.

Even though this year’s election season is behind us, your opportunity to submit your opinion is not. We continue to encourage you to consider submitting a “My Turn” guest column or a letter to the editor. Generally, we publish these in the Saturday edition of the Scottsdale Republic. Guest columns should be in the range of 400-450 words, while letters are best kept to about 250 words or less.

Here area a few other ways you can submit content for consideration in the Scottsdale Republic:

Community Voices: These are short articles written from outside contributors that might be a little too long for a brief, which we review and consider for publication, attributing it to those who submitted the information. These items should be of fairly broad interest to the community. Narrowly focused items that promote a specific business or individual aren’t as likely to be considered.

Calendar items. These can be submitted two ways: via e-mail to listings@azcental.com or via our website at http://submit.azcentral.com. (You’ll need to register, login, then click the “Add Event” button and complete the form.)

Beginning Monday, there will be a new editor overseeing the Scottsdale Republic.

Kim Quillen, who has been the Republic’s assistant business editor, will be taking over the new position of East Valley/Scottsdale editor. I will be moving to a new position at the Republic in the Southeast Valley. You can reach Kim via e-mail at kimberly.quillen@arizonarepublic.com. She will be your primary contact for content related to the Scottsdale Republic, including submitting guest columns and letters.

As I move on, my many thanks to you, our devoted readers in the Scottsdale area.

Chris Coppola can be reached at chris.coppola@arizonarepublic.com or via Twitter, @chris_coppola.

Article source: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/scottsdale/2014/11/28/reminder-can-submit-items-scottsdale-republic/19609157/