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New England Public Media airs and publishes commentaries from local people during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. We look for contributors in the region whose views will be of continuing interest and value to New England Public Media’s listeners — from the Berkshires to Worcester, Hartford to Brattleboro, and all points between.

Experts in a particular field who have an informed perspective on events in the news — whether local, national or international — are wanted. We also seek people with knowledge of local civics, culture and history, with an eye on little-known but fascinating elements of the regional experience. And we seek non-experts who by virtue of their thoughtfulness broaden or deepen our understanding of the world we live in.

Please email submissions to our commentary editor at

  • Commentator Christopher Carlisle wonders whether he can do more than give lip service to this adage.
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    In this time of harvest, I remember the weekend I came home from divinity school to the words of a fourth century monk on my parents’ refrigerator.I…
  • In the past year, fiction writer Diane Lederman has received dozens of rejection letters.
    In the last year, I’ve been rejected about four dozen times. An amalgam of agents, literary magazines and contests said no — and that’s not counting the…