Submission Guidelines

Do you want to get published in North Mississippi’s most-read independent newspaper?

The Local Voice is looking for writers!!

TLV needs enthusiastic people who are interested in Oxford and the surrounding areas. Writers should be able to take assignments as well as provide proposals for original subject matter.

Submission Guidelines for The Local Voice


The Local Voice accepts submissions from anyone who wants their voice to be heard. We publish sports and news articles, fiction, poetry, letters, and just about anything Oxford- or Mississippi-related. There are few limits on subject matter, but please contact the editor with any questions or ideas.


Column-length articles typically run anywhere from 200 to 500 words. Some examples are band bios, press releases to promote an event or service, or announcements of any kind.

Longer features, such as interviews, in-depth news stories, movie, music, or other media reviews, opinion articles, etc. can run up to about 1500 words. Please contact the editor to discuss options for longer articles.

Photos or artwork:

The Local Voice encourages visual artists to contribute to the paper. We prefer to print original photos to accompany articles. We are also always on the lookout for pictures of local musicians, artists, business owners, etc. Please contact the editor for more information.


The writers’ deadline is always 10 am on the Monday before publication. Deadline for display ads is the 7pm on the Tuesday before publication. A publication schedule is available upon request.


– It is the policy of The Local Voice not to share writers or content with other local publications. If you have recently been published locally, we ask that you wait three months from the date of your last published work before submitting to TLV. We will not publish identical content as other Oxford papers. Some exceptions apply, contact editor for more info.

– THE CONTENT IN THE LOCAL VOICE IS PROVIDED BY OUR ADVERTISERS. If your event is taking at a business currently advertising in TLV, feel free to contact us, contribute, and promote yourself in the newspaper. If your business, or the business hosting your event, is not currently advertising in TLV, get in touch with us and get on board. Contact the office for ad rates and guidelines.

The Local Voice has the best distribution, the cheapest rates, and we go out of our way to help our advertisers promote themselves and make a living in Mississippi.


Contact info:

General Information:

Nature Humphries, Editor-In_Chief:

Newt Rayburn, Publisher: The Local Voice Ligature

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