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How to submit a Compass column

Thank you for your interest in submitting a guest commentary to the Compass section of the Anchorage Daily News ( To expedite review and potential publication of your commentary, please make sure you have followed this checklist:

Length: 675 words or less.

Publication permission form (pasted below): You have approved this form and returned it to (The rights we request are non-exclusive, though we strongly prefer submissions that have not appeared in other publications yet.)

Tag line: You have included information about your connection or expertise on the subject you are writing about.

Author photograph: You have supplied a digital photo of the author, if we don't already have one on file. Send to

We regret that we cannot publish every Compass submission. In selecting pieces that meet our guidelines above, we give priority to those that deal with timely issues and are written in a way that appeals to a general audience. We may choose to publish some Compass submissions only on our website.


-- Frank Gerjevic, editorial page editor






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