Newspaper opinion pages are designed to be timely, lively and informative. Editors are looking for authoritative views on important topics—but there’s a problem. Most often, by the time an “expert” submits an op-ed, several news cycles have passed and the article’s urgency has diminished.
But what if on the day a story broke, an op-ed was drafted by day’s end. The next day, it could be submitted to a newspaper and if accepted, printed on the third or fourth day.
William Klein, an experienced—and fast—op ed writer, can in most cases offer a same-day turnaround on op eds. William is experienced writing for Democratic, progressive, environmental and advocacy groups, as well as corporations. He’ll work with you to capture your voice and your point of view, to ensure the op-ed is authentic and targeted to deliver your message.
So if you can anticipate a news story that you want to be part of, or if news is breaking today, call William on his cell phone at 301-412-1768 or email email@example.com.
How It Works
News is breaking. You’re the expert. How do you get your op-ed published?
Act fast. When you call UrgentOpEds, you’ll get a quick turnaround on copy. But that means you have to be able to provide an equally quick response on approval or edits.
That means decisions on copy are ideally made by one person! You can’t show drafts to everybody in the office if you want to get an op-ed out the door in one or two days. Usually, enough background work has been done by the time copy is written so that the draft will be on target, requiring only minor changes. But even if you want a more substantial re-write, there’s time while the UrgentOpEds stopwatch is ticking if you can fast-track the approval process.
Of course, we can work with you on articles that don't need to be submitted right away as well. Your point of view and subject are likely to be of interest to newspaper readers now or two weeks from now. We can help you determine the right message, and the best way to articulate it.
UrgentOpEds cannot guarantee publication, but we can increase the likelihood of acceptance by providing drafts that are well-written and timely. We can also advise you on potential markets, starting with the top 100 newspapers in the U.S.. And on the UrgentOpEds schedule, there's time to submit the piece to additional publications if the first newspaper turns it down.
Interested? Let's Talk
Is there an op-ed inside you, or within the work you're doing right now? A brainstorming session can produce some good ideas and starting points. To schedule a meeting in Washington or New York, or to set up a time to talk by phone, call 301.412.1768.