Your letter to the editor should be approximately 150-200 (max) words and you should think about and identify your ideal audience (which paper or publication?).
Be sure to include/consider the following:
What do you care deeply about?
Why should others care?
Who is your audience (and cater the message for them)?
What is your solution or action item for the problem?
What do you offer for proof?
You may consider referencing an article already printed.
A link to my latest Letter to the Editor: https://www.mcall.com/opinion/letters/mc-rea-ortiz… (Links to an external site.)
NYTimes policies: https://help.nytimes.com/hc/en-us/articles/1150149… (Links to an external site.)
Washington Post letters section: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/letters-to… (Links to an external site.)
The Morning Call letters section: http://www.mcall.com/opinion/letters/ (Links to an external site.)
ISTE template: https://cdn.iste.org/www-root/Libraries/Documents%… (Links to an external site.)
The message speaks to audience:
A topic that you care about & why others should care: