Commentary Submission Guidelines

The Alaska Beacon welcomes commentary submissions. Preference goes to timely topics of interest to Alaska. The Alaska Beacon reserves the right to edit for clarity and style.  


  • The recommended maximum length is 750 words. 
  • Name, full address and phone number are required (address and phone number are not for publication). 
  • Alaska Beacon does not publish anonymous commentaries. 
  • Name-calling and personal attacks won’t be published. 
  • Submissions must be sent by email to [email protected] with “commentary” in the subject line. Include the text of the commentary in the body of the email, not in an attachment. 
  • Facts or assertions that some readers might be expected to dispute should be accompanied by a source citation, such as by a link or by stating the source in plain language as part of the text. 
  • Commentaries must be signed by at least one individual. The Alaska Beacon does not accept pieces signed by an organization. Provide a brief biographical description of the author, including the author’s hometown. 
  • Alaska Beacon does not publish candidate endorsements. 
  • The Beacon discourages open letters or commentaries that address an individual, institution or group. 
  • Questions may be addressed to editor Andrew Kitchenman at [email protected]