The Herald publishes submissions in the form of Op-eds and letters to the editor. Op-eds are typically between 450 and 650 words, though we will consider submissions between 500 and 1200 words. Letters to the Editor should be around 250 words. While Letters to the Editor respond to an article or column that has appeared in the Herald, Op-eds usually prompt new discussions on campus or frame new arguments about current discourse.

All submissions to the Herald cannot have been previously published elsewhere (in print or online — including personal blogs and social media), and they must be exclusive to the Herald.

You can submit Op-eds and Letters to When you email your submission, please include (1) your full name, (2) your class year or any affiliation with Hobart and William Smith Colleges or any institution or organization relevant to the content of your submission.

Please send in submissions at least four days in advance of your desired publication date. The Herald only publishes submissions while it is in print. The Herald reserves the right to edit all submissions. If your piece is considered for publication, an editor will contact you to discuss potential changes to your submission.