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  • First, make sure it's a critique of something we've published.
  • Second, keep it as short as possible. (Often, the best letters contain just three or four sentences.)
  • Third, be aware that we might publish your email address unless you ask us not to.
  • Fourth, also be aware that we reserve the right to edit for clarity or brevity.
  • Fifth, include a daytime telephone number for verification.
  • Sixth, SEND IT!