Submission Guidelines

    • Opinions (“op-eds”) are full-length essays and are published at the discretion of J.’s editors.
    • J. reserves the right to edit for clarity, length and factual accuracy.
    • Opinions should be backed by some expertise on the topic, or written from personal experience that deepens a community conversation.
    • Opinions should be on current topics relevant to the Bay Area Jewish community.
    • Opinions not about explicitly Jewish subject matter should include some insight from a Jewish perspective.
    • Opinions should be written in an engaging and fluid style. 
    • Local writers are given preference.
    • J. welcomes submissions by younger readers (13 and up).
    • Opinions should be between 700 and 900 words.
    • Submissions must include the writer’s full name, city of residence, contact information, and a brief bio describing experience or area of expertise.

Opinions can be submitted online using the form below; or emailed to [email protected]. Thank you for your submission!