The Scarlet & Black

The Independent Student News Site of Grinnell College

The Scarlet & Black

The Scarlet & Black

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We want to hear from you

Are you a member of the Grinnell community – student, faculty, staff, alumni, or citizen? Have something to say about local issues or college affairs? The S&B regularly publishes contributed content, and we want to hear from you.

We often publish op-eds and letters to the editor, and you can find more information on those submissions below.

In the past, we have also published columns, reviews, comics, photos and much more. If you’re interested in publishing any of those – or something we haven’t thought of yet – please reach out to us at

All content submitted for publication in The S&B is subject to the approval of the appropriate section editors and the Editors in Chief. Content must also align with our editorial standards. For more specific information on our editorial standards, please see our Policies page.


Op-eds are typically longer (300 words or more) contributed pieces written in an article format. Op-eds are subject to the editorial processes of the Opinions Editor, Copy-editor and Editors in Chief.

Please submit your op-eds directly to us at

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor are typically shorter (200-300 words) contributed pieces written in a letter format which address issues relevant to the greater Grinnell community or the coverage of The S&B. Letters to the editor are approved by the Opinions Editor and Editors in Chief, but their text is not edited.

Submit a letter to the editor below, or email it to us at

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