Guidelines for submitting articles/letters to the editor
Malaysiakini receives heavy correspondence from our readers submitting their thoughts on various issues. All submissions are screened but due to sheer volume, only a selected few are published. To increase the chances of getting your views selected, below are our guidelines when submitting such pieces to us.
- All articles should be a maximum of 1,500 words. While it is not a language competition, we would be grateful if grammar, punctuation and sentence construction are observed.
- Malaysiakini allows pseudonyms only for certain ‘Letters to the Editor’. Kindly also provide your real name and contact details. When deciding to allow pseudonyms, the editors consider the risk to your occupation and self and family and also that not divulging your true identity will not compromise the integrity of the letter/article.
- The editors reserve the right to edit for content, clarity and suitability. Do ensure your article or letter is not defamatory or libellous.
- We are unable to publish all views received and receipt is not a guarantee of publication. No correspondence or conversations will be entered into for requests to publish. If your article or letter does not appear within a week, you may assume it was not selected for publication. Common reasons for non-publication include lack of audience appeal, murky content and non-relevancy.
- Based on your piece, the editors will decide whether it will appear as a ‘COMMENT’ under our ‘News’ section or as a ‘Letter to the Editor’. Again, please refrain from contacting us with a request for one or the other.
- If selected as a ‘COMMENT’ piece, we will require a short blurb on your background and qualifications.
- For examples, please see published versions here and here.
- Malaysiakini does not pay for unsolicited material.
- Please send your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org