Print and Web Letters-to-the Editor Policy
All letters to the editor of Bucknell Magazine will be considered for publication.
- To be accepted for publication, a letter must meet one of the following criteria:
• It relates to an article published in the most recent issue of Bucknell Magazine.
• It relates to University news or policy.
• It contains information of interest to all, or a significant segment of our readership (alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff.
- Letters should be kept to 300 words or fewer. An editor’s note may be appended to a letter to clarify or correct the issue discussed in the letter or to explain University policy.
- Bucknell Magazine reserves the right to edit letters for clarity, correct grammar and punctuation, length, and civility.
- Bucknell Magazine will not publish unsigned letters, or letters from individuals whose address and telephone number cannot be verified.
- Bucknell Magazine will not publish form letters or letters endorsing a product or person.
- Bucknell Magazinewill not publish letters that are libelous, derogatory of, or hostile toward to an individual, organization, or Bucknell University, nor will the magazine publish a letter defending an individual in an University-related controversy.
- Bucknell Magazine will not publish letters that proselytize.
Following receipt of a letter, the editor will notify the writer as to whether or not the letter will be printed and in what issue the letter will appear. Letters will be printed in the next edition of Bucknell Magazine if space is available, and, if not, it may be posted on the Bucknell Magazine website. The editor has sole authority as to the timing of a letter’s publication.
[Revised Aug. 9, 2010]