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Melanie
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[*] posted on 3/18/2014 at 06:50 AM
Short Story Email Sub


So, I'm submitting a lot (OK, just three) of short stories to various e-mags and anthology calls lately and wonder if my cover letter is fine.

Or is the email you send with a submission not called a cover letter?

All I do is:

Dear Editor's Name, (If there is no editors name anywhere I can find on the site, I put Greetings,)

Enclosed is my 3000 word short story "Awesome Title" for consideration in Amazing Anthology/Magazine.

OR

Enclosed is "Awesome Title" for consideration in Amazing Anthology/Magazine. It is a 3000 word short story that includes 'important thing to the anthology theme or sub call.'

Thanks for your time,

Me


Is that good enough? Of course, if they ask for a brief summary (I send 3-4 sentences) or an author's bio, I send those too.




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[*] posted on 3/18/2014 at 06:51 PM


Right--that's good enough, I think, for the most part--if the submission guidelines ask for something more, you give them that--but otherwise, I doubt they really even read the cover letters that much.




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[*] posted on 3/18/2014 at 08:04 PM


OK, good.



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[*] posted on 3/20/2014 at 11:43 AM


Good luck!



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