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Flow of letters to the editor varies

I am wondering why there were no letters to the editor in this morning's paper? I hope this is not a permanent thing —  I enjoy the letters!

— Katharine

According to Mail Tribune Editorial Page Editor Gary Nelson, the answer to your question is pretty simple.

"We didn't have any," he said. "During holiday times, often the flow of letters slows to a trickle. Sometimes we don't get any."

On the day we received your email question, Nelson said the Mail Tribune received new letters to the editor and he made plans to publish those in the next day's print edition.

"It's just a matter of supply and demand," he said.

For people interested in submitting letters to the editor, letters must be 200 words or less — or 150 words or less for election or thank-you letters. Letters are limited to one per month.

Include your name, plus your address and phone number for verification. Send submissions to letters@mailtribune.com or Letters, Mail Tribune, P.O. Box 1108, Medford OR 97501. Email letters receive priority.

— Send questions to “Since You Asked,” Mail Tribune Newsroom, P.O. Box 1108, Medford, OR 97501; by fax to 541-776-4376; or by email to youasked@mailtribune.com. We’re sorry, but the volume of questions received prevents us from answering all of them.