Letter to the Editor Guidelines:

The Harpswell Anchor encourages civil dialogue through letters to the editor. Letters must concern Harpswell directly. Letters may not contain attacks or slurs against individuals or groups. The Anchor will not publish anonymous letters and will not knowingly publish false or misleading claims. The Anchor will not publish letters about nationwide or statewide political campaigns or issues, but welcomes letters about local campaigns and issues.

The Anchor may edit letters for clarity and violations of the above guidelines, and reserves the right to reject letters for any reason.

Other guidelines:
• Submit no more than one letter per month to joliver@harpswellanchor.org, or using this form.
• Limit letters to 300 words or less.
• Include your name and place of residence (for publication).
• Include your phone number (not for publication).

If you have any other questions about Letters to the Editor please contact joliver@harpswellanchor.org. Thank you!

Press Release Guidelines:

The Harpswell Anchor welcomes the submission of press releases. The Anchor exists, in part, to disseminate information from government and nonprofits throughout the community. Press releases help the Anchor fulfill this function.
The Anchor does not, however, guarantee the publication of a press release, in whole or in part. The Anchor may condense a press release for inclusion as a calendar item or news brief, may edit a press release, and may forgo publication of a press release in any form due to considerations such as space, newsworthiness, or timing.

Nonprofit organizations will receive priority over for-profit organizations in the placement of press releases.
The submission of a photo grants the Anchor permission to publish the photo. The responsibility to obtain permission from the photographer lies with the organization or person submitting the photo.

Other guidelines:
— Submit press releases to joliver@harpswellanchor.org.
— Limit press releases to 500 words or less.
— Attach photos as full-size JPG files.
— Do not embed photos in documents or in the body of an email.
— Do not reduce the size of a photo before submission.

To ensure the publication of a message in its entirety, please consider the Anchor’s sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorships both enable a business or organization to reach every household in Harpswell and help sustain the Anchor as a news source for Harpswell. For more information about sponsorships, email janice@harpswellanchor.org.