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Guest opinion submission guidelines

We invite any and all readers to write to us about any issue concerning the community that they feel needs to be discussed in the public forum.


• Letters should be no longer than 400 words and must be signed by the author.

• Letters should be from a local resident or about a local subject.

Please include a daytime phone number and your home address, which will be kept confidential. We do not publish anonymous letters. Email submission is preferred. Please send your emails to Physical letters can be sent via the postal service to

Standard Journal

P.O. Box 10

Rexburg, ID 83440

Guest columns

1. Guest column submissions should not exceed 850 words.

2. The issue must apply to the local area and should be from a local resident.

3. Guest columns must be civil and respectful.

4. Guest columns are due by noon two days before their publication.

5. Submissions per person will be limited to one every three months. (If you wish to publish more frequently, please contact us about being a regular columnist.)

6. Guest columns must be submitted via email to

If the Standard Journal does not have a photo of you, please send a color headshot or mugshot with your column submission. Please also include a daytime phone number and your home address, which will be kept confidential.

Guest columns that are accepted for publication will always be published online. They may also be published in print, but due to space restrictions, not every guest opinion piece will be published in print.

If you have written a letter that exceeds the maximum word count permitted for letters to the editor but meets the requirements for a guest column, please consider sending it as a guest column.

If you have any questions, feel free to call us at our office at 208-356-5441 during normal business hours — Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you would like to read past pieces from our opinion section, please visit us online at

Please note that opinion pieces do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Standard Journal or its staff.

The Standard Journal reserves the right to run or reject any guest opinion piece for any reason.