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  • If you're sending your letter or article by e-mail, the contents must be sent in the body of the e-mail message as plain text only. Please do not use Microsoft Word format or rich text format (RTF), and please do not send the letter or article as an attachment.

  • Letters to the Editor - The editor of The Globe and Mail welcomes letters on any subject but reserves the right to condense and edit them. Brevity counts. All letters should be less than 150 words, and must include the name, mailing address and daytime phone number of the writer. The copyright becomes the property of The Globe and Mail if they are accepted for publication. To submit a letter, e-mail You may also reach us by fax at 416-585-5085.

  • Comment submissions - Contributors whose work has been accepted for publication will be asked to sign a freelance agreement that explains the publication rights being purchased by the Globe and Mail. Articles submitted for use on the comment page should be about 650 words long, and must include the name, mailing address and daytime phone number of the writer. To submit an article for consideration, e-mail You may also reach us by fax at (416) 585-5085. Writers will be contacted within two weeks if their pieces are accepted for publication. Writers who have not been contacted within that period, or within a shorter period they have stipulated at the top of their submissions, should assume their work will not be published.

  • Facts & Arguments Essays - Facts & Arguments essays should be on a personal rather than a political subject, and are between 800 and 1000 words in length. We're interested in hearing from you, no matter who you are and where you live. E-mail submissions to, or if you don't have a computer mail them to Facts & Arguments, The Globe and Mail, 444 Front St. W., Toronto, ON, M5V 2S9. You'll be notified within one month only if your essay is going to be used.

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