Recently, some readers called in to ask, ‘Where are the letters to editor in the Pick & Shovel Gazette
and letters for Miner’s Mail in Gold Prospectors
Well, the truth is that with today’s trending towards social media, many readers would rather post comments on Facebook or in the GPAA forum on the GPAA website than take the time to snail mail or email a letter. This is quite understandable, and we encourage our subscribers and members to enjoy the convenience of social media.
Still, letters printed in the magazine or newspaper reach a larger audience and are often one of the most read features in the GPAA publications — print or digital editions. And, it would be a shame to lose them. So, I ask you, if you enjoy reading the letters, why not let us know and send your own letter to the editor? Help us prevent letter writing from becoming a lost art.
Please write Letter to the Editor in the subject line of your email and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to include your first and last name, the city/town and state where you live and whether you are a GPAA, GPAA Lifetime or LDMA member. We accept handwritten and typed letters as long as they are readable. Also, if you are a local GPAA chapter member, please include the name of your chapter. Also, for verification purposes only, please include your phone number. Your phone number will not be published. Letters are subject to editing for clarity and length. If you wish to include a photo with your letter, please send it in a separate email with a photo caption. Remember, not to optimize your digital images for print. If you have large image files to send, please email me for instructions or contact me directly by phone at 1-800-551-9707, Ext. 164.
Regular mail: To send letters to the editor by regular mail (snail mail) please address them as shown below:
Gold Prospectors Assoc. of America
ATTN: Brad Jones, Managing Editor
P.O. Box 891509
Temecula, CA 92589-1509
Remember to label the letter as a letter to the editor, and that if you send printed photographs by regular mail, they will not be returned, so be sure to keep duplicate prints for your own photo albums. Thank you. I look forward to reading and publishing your letters.
Brad Jones, Managing Editor/Communications Director
Pick & Shovel Gazette