Opinion Submission Guidelines

The Fourth Estate Opinion section is always looking for new op-ed pieces to publish in our paper! Please see the guidelines below for submission consideration.

  • Submissions must be no longer than 500-600 words
  • Strong submissions will be timely and have topics relevant to the student population at Mason and the local Fairfax area, but all pieces will be considered
  • All submissions must be original works written by the person submitting it
  • Submissions must be completed articles

A strong submission will include a brief description of you as a writer, including any background you may have that gives you more credibility to write about your subject. For example, a government major would have more credibility when writing an article about government. Editors reserve the right to edit articles and headlines at their discretion.

We are a weekly publication. If accepted, edits must be addressed by the Wednesday after acceptance to be considered for the next issue. Editors reserve the right to rescind acceptance. Email submissions to tramire@gmu.edu for consideration.