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Send Us a Letter

Each week, The Santa Barbara Independent publishes a handful of letters in our print edition as well as many more letters online at Independent.com.
Topics: Anything and everything.
Word Count: 50-250 words
Send to: letters@independent.com
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The Santa Barbara Independent
Attn: Opinion Editor
12 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Submit an Independent Voice

Independent Voices are longer, more thought-out, compelling opinion pieces written by individuals who have strong feelings on issues of critical importance to the Santa Barbara community. They are published occasionally in print but regularly online.

Topics: Variable, but must be about issues that affect a wide cross-section of the community. Also, submissions that are tied to upcoming decisions or events have a greater chance of being published in print as well as online.
Word Count: 650-800 words
Send to: opinions@independent.com
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The Santa Barbara Independent
Attn: Opinion Editor
12 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Suggest or Write an In Memoriam

In Memoriamsubmissions are eulogies for members of the Santa Barbara community. Unlike obituaries, an In Memoriam is seldom timely as we publish no more than one per week in print.

Guidelines: We consider all In Memoriamsubmissions, from celebrities to someone who just touched one life, but we strive for evocative, well-written tributes, and reserve the right to edit or alter the submission.
Word Count: 500-800 words
Send to: opinions@independent.com
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The Santa Barbara Independent
Attn: Opinion Editor
12 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Send a Tip

Got a hot news story? Send a tip to tips@independent.com.

- Send Us an Announcement or Press Release

The Santa Barbara Independent welcomes press releases from individuals and organizations. We post them on our Announcements page, and sometimes they also lead to an article.
Send to: pr-indy@independent.com
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