Submissions/Letters to the editor policy

The Guardsman encourages feedback from our readers. We will attempt to publish letters to the editor as soon as our publication schedule allows.

We offer the following guidelines to readers for submissions:

Letters should be signed with at least a first and last name, or The Guardsman will not be able to publish the letter. Also, please indicate if you are a student or a member of the faculty at CIty College.

Please include your name, phone number, and address along with your submission: The Guardsman will attempt to contact you to verify the authenticity of your submission.

The Guardsman reserves the right to edit letters to the editor for length; please try to keep submissions to 200 words or fewer.

The Guardsman will be unable to publish submissions that do not meet the standards of our publication, which include, but are not limited to:

incoherence, personal attacks, vulgarity, profanity (this includes expletives or letters followed by symbols or dashes), obscenity, commercial promotion or “plugging” a person, product or service and impersonations.

Letters addressed to individual writers may also be published and the writer, section editor and/or The Guardsman’s editorial board may, at their choosing write a response to be published alongside any letters received.

The Guardsman reserves the right to pubish and/or republish submissions in any form.

If wish to give feedback directly to The Guardsman but would rather not have your letter published, specify so in your letter.

Submissions or Letters to the editor can be submitted online via our contact us page, or by mail or fax.

One comment on “Submissions/Letters to the editor policy
  1. Khaled Sayed asks us (May 13 – 22 edition) to “Imagine no religion”. Well, there was the Soviet Union, we still have China and North Korea attempting that situation, and the victories of secular inhumanism in the United States in the past few decades indicate we may have another example coming up. Is Mr Sayed ignorant of all this?

    He goes on to attack all religion – but, in practice only the Tradition of Abraham, and therein he seems to have it in mostly for Christianity, to which some adhere “without a shred of evidence” and “despite clear evidence to the contrary”. Is he really ignorant of the nature and history of Christianity? Hundreds of people died in the first few decades of Christianity because they themselves or someone they trusted had witnessed the Resurrection. People don’t die for stories they’ve made up.

    I could make a detailed analysis of Mr Sayed’s essay and show many mistakes in it, but that would take a small book. Oddly enough, G. K. Chesterton’s “Everlasting Man” was written to contest a book better informed than Mr Sayed saying much the same as Mr Sayed does in his essay. Perhaps Mr Sayed would like to read it and reformulate his polemic.

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