Submitting Opinion Content

Submitting an op-ed 

Opinion submissions should be sent to the

We do our best to respond as promptly as possible; if you have not received a response within seven days, you may assume it has been declined. Due to the large number of submissions received each day, we only consider finished pieces, not proposals to write. We do not consider op-eds submitted simultaneously to other sites.  

Our word count requirement is between 600 and 1,000 words. The submission should be included in the body of the email and/or in an attached Microsoft Word document (no PDFs, please), and should include contact information for the author(s).  

Submissions must be original and exclusive to The Hill, with no portions of content published previously. Any relevant conflicts of interest must be made clear, if any exist, and all facts, figures and quotes should be reputably sourced via hyperlinks. Please be sure to include a brief, non-promotional bio that cites the author(s)’s relevant experience, such as past and current professional affiliations and publications. Contributors should focus on areas in which they have acknowledged expertise; submissions with more than three authors are unlikely to be accepted. We do not publish content that is self-promotional or ghostwritten.  

All contributing authors to The Hill are required to sign a contract prior to publication. You may republish an article only after a period of 14 days has elapsed, with a link back to the original piece at and a “First published by The Hill” reference. Excerpts are allowed during this exclusivity period, of 100 words or less, provided the excerpt links back to The Hill. We provide the option for nominal compensation based on page views. 

Many factors are considered when we review submissions, including relevance, timeliness, the expertise of the author and the quality of writing. You may have submitted an excellent op-ed but we may have published other pieces on the topic and/or have others in hand; an op-ed that might be accepted one day could be declined the next. Submissions may be edited for content, style and space. 

Letters to the Editor 

Letters to the editor should be emailed to

Letters should relate to an article that has appeared in The Hill, and should be no longer than 400 words. For verification purposes, only letters that include the sender’s name, address and telephone number will be considered for publication.  

Letters appear in the print edition only; authors cannot be notified in advance of publication. Letters may be edited for content and space. 

Congress Blog  

The Hill’s Congress Blog primarily focuses on politics and policy from members of Congress along with legislation and issues being considered by the legislative branch. Pieces that run on the Congress Blog page are also-cross posted on the Contributors page.