How to Submit an Op-Ed Article
The New York Times accepts opinion articles on any topic, for the Op-Ed page (Monday through Saturday), the Sunday Review, our Opinionator and other online series, and the International New York Times (which is edited out of Paris, London, and Hong Kong).
Articles typically run from 400 to 1,200 words, but submissions of any length will be considered. All submissions must be original, and exclusive to The Times. We will not consider articles that have already been published, in any form, in print or online. Submissions may be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately, because the number of submissions is so large, we have to pass on much material of value and interest, and cannot reply to all submissions. If you do not hear from us within three business days, please assume that we will not be able to use your article. You should then feel free to offer it elsewhere.
Op-Ed and You
Trish Hall, the former Op-Ed and Sunday Review editor, explains how the page works. She writes: "Anything can be an Op-Ed. We're not only interested in policy, politics or government. We're interested in everything if it's opinionated and we believe our readers will find it worth reading."(“Post to Ny Times,” n.d.)