Submit an op-ed

Med City Beat aims to provide a platform for engaging ideas and alternative viewpoints from the community. Whether you're an elected leader or an ordinary citizen — we want to hear from you. All op-eds that meet the requirements below will be considered for publication. Please note that we will not publish any letter that contains intentional untruths or disparages another human being or organization without merit. Opinion articles can be submitted to Please allow up to 48 hours for review.


All op-eds must be about an issue of public interest. We want topics that will engage other readers and spark important conversations.



In sticking with the mission of the Med City Beat, all submissions should focus on events in Rochester or issues uniquely important to local readers.



We're looking for opinions, but ones that can be backed up with hard evidence. While there are no requirements on word count, we encourage writers to provide links backing up their claims.