NORML The National Association for the Reform of Marijuana Laws has published ten steps to help you get your letters to the editor published in the newspaper:

  1. Know your paper's policies.
  2. Monitor editors' political leanings.
  3. Be timely
  4. Be direct.
  5. Get personal
  6. Don't prejudice yourself.
  7. Don't make claims you can't back up.
  8. Name names.
  9. Encourage others to take a stand.
  10. Be Reasonable and Courteous.