Ways to Connect with The Bedford Citizen

The Bedford Citizen welcomes input from the community and you, our readers.

Voicemail messages can be left at 781-430-8837.

Submission guidelines for articles or press releases, calendar listings and event publicity, comments on published articles, and letters to the editor are noted below.

Submission Categories

The Citizen accepts submissions in four categories:

  • Articles or press releases
  • Calendar listings and event publicity
  • Comments on articles posted in The Citizen
  • Letters to the Editor

Articles and Press Releases
Proposed articles and press releases may be emailed to editor@thebedfordcitizen.org

Calendar Listings and Event Publicity

Comments on Articles Posted in The Citizen
A ‘Reply’ button at the end of each article sends a reader’s comment forward for consideration.

Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor should be emailed to opinion@thebedfordcitizen.org. They also may be mailed to The Bedford Citizen, P.O. Box 212, Bedford, MA 01730.

General Policies for All Submissions

Views expressed in articles or press releases, calendar listings, event publicity, comments on articles posted in The Bedford Citizen, or in Letters to the Editor are the writer’s, not The Bedford Citizen’s.

Decisions about publication are solely at the discretion of the Editors and the Editorial Committee or the Opinion Committee.  The Bedford Citizen reserves the right to limit the number of Comments, Letters to the Editor, event publicity, and articles or press releases published on a single topic, or by an individual writer.

The Bedford Citizen will not publish submissions that contain personal attacks, defamation of character, or libelous/slanderous material.  The Bedford Citizen adheres to the spirit of the Bedford’s Town Meeting Guidelines for Civil Discourse. The Citizen will not publish submissions that contain errors of fact, personal attacks, defamation of character, or libelous/slanderous material.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor should be emailed to opinion@thebedfordcitizen.org. They also may be mailed to The Bedford Citizen, P.O. Box 212, Bedford, MA 01730.

Writers must include their name and verifiable contact information (street address and telephone number, or a valid email address) with each submission. The Citizen will publish the writer’s name, but not their contact information.

Letters must be no more than 400 words in length. Please do not include charts or graphs. Links to another site with graphs may be included, but the writer should verify that the link is working prior to submission. Letters to the Editor may include calls to action or requests for support.

Submissions may be edited for grammar and clarity. An editor may verify corrections with the writer before publication.

Writers referencing an article in The Citizen should include the title, date, and a link to the article.

For clarity when using Ph.D. or ‘Dr./Doctor’ the writer should note the individual’s field of expertise.

The Opinions Committee will aim to send the letter for publication within three days of receipt. Actual publication is dependent on the number of articles in the queue.

Letters express the opinion of the writer only and are not the opinion of The
Bedford Citizen
staff or Board of Directors.


Keep our journalism strong! Support The Citizen Journalism Fund today. Contact The Bedford Citizen: editor@thebedfordcitizen.org or 781-325-8606

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