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Crosscut values a diversity of voices and opinions about a broad range of topics. If you hold a strong opinion about something and believe our readers will find you worth reading, get in touch.

The ideal piece is 800 words. We value commentary that reacts to the news in a prompt, thoughtful and analytical way. Have something to say about a national story? Great, we want to see it, but make sure to focus on the local or regional impact.

Not a professional writer? That’s okay. Our editors will help with that. But try to maintain a voice that’s unique. Don’t shy away from humor if that’s your thing. Fire in the belly? Get it on the page. Avoid jargon. Be specific. And importantly: for fact checking purposes, please keep close tabs on your research sources (hyperlink them in the text if you can).

We look forward to hearing from you! Write to us here: oped@crosscut.com.