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Contributing Writers

Because of its tight budget, The Colby Echo cannot hire every student who applies for a staff position. That said, the Echo wants to introduce as many students as possible to journalism and the publishing industry. It will never turn away a student who is interested in contributing to the paper. If you would like to write a piece for the Echo, please shoot an email to


Letters to the Editors

The Colby Echo encourages students, faculty, staff, and alumni to submit letters to the editors. Letters should be carefully edited and run about 1,000–1,200 words. They should present a clear thesis and address an issue relevant to the College community.

The Echo will not consider anonymous pieces. If you are an alumni, please include a short bio—fewer than a hundred words—with your letter. The Echo reserves the right to copyedit letters for grammar and style, though it will never alter an author’s message. Direct all letters to the Echo’s email,