Kansas Reflector Opinion guidelines

We welcome opinions

Through our opinion section, Kansas Reflector works to amplify voices of people whose lives are affected by public policies but who might typically be left out of public debate. We seek to increase Kansans’ awareness of how decisions made by elected representatives and other public servants affect our day-to-day lives. We hope to empower and inspire greater participation in democracy throughout Kansas.


We welcome opinion pieces from writers who share our goal. We will not consider articles that have been published somewhere else, including on social media or a personal blog, and we do not publish anonymous commentaries. Likewise, we will not consider pieces that have been submitted to multiple outlets. We seek a diversity of views and welcome respectful debate.

Kansas Reflector does not publish pieces from those serving in public office or those running as a candidate for public office. We prefer that authors live in Kansas or have a close connection to the state.

Submissions should be roughly 750 words long, and assertions of fact should be verifiable. We may edit for style, grammar, accuracy and length. All articles published at KansasReflector.com are freely available to other news media.


  • Column length should be about 750 words.
  • Include your name, phone number, and city or town where you live (phone number is not for publication).
  • Submissions should be sent by email to [email protected] with “Opinion” in the subject line.
  • Assertions of fact should be verifiable. Cite sources either with hyperlinks in the text or by referring to the source directly in the piece.
  • Opinion pieces must be signed by at least one individual using their real name. We do not accept columns signed by an organization.
  • Please include a brief biographical description and a photo of the author.

For additional information or guidance, contact opinion editor Clay Wirestone at [email protected].