Commentary submission guidelines

The Arkansas Advocate welcomes commentary submissions. Preference goes to timely topics of interest to Arkansans. The Arkansas Advocate reserves the right to edit for clarity and style.  


  • Maximum length is 750 words. 
  • Name, full address and phone number are required (address and phone number are not for publication). 
  • The Arkansas Advocate does not publish anonymous commentaries. 
  • Name-calling and ad hominem attacks are not acceptable. 
  • Submissions must be sent by email to [email protected] with “commentary” in the subject line. Include the text of the commentary in the body of the email, not in an attachment.
  • Facts or assertions that some readers might be expected to dispute should be accompanied by a source citation, such as by a link or by stating the source in plain language as part of the text. 
  • Commentaries must be signed by at least one individual. The Arkansas Advocate does not accept pieces signed by an organization.
  • Provide a brief biographical description of the author, including the author’s hometown. 
  • The Arkansas Advocate does not publish candidate endorsements or commentary by an elected official. 
  • The Arkansas Advocate discourages open letters or commentaries that address an individual, institution or group. 
  • Questions may be addressed to editor Sonny Albarado at [email protected].