Covering letter guide

Here is a quick and easy guide to writing your covering letter.

For us, your cover letter is just an easy way to get a feel for you and your project. It will not determine whether or not we take on your work; it will just make our lives easier. Please write your covering letter into the body of your submission email, not as an attachment.

Here is all you need:

  1. Start with a greeting and your name  (Hello, my name is Jo Doe.)
  2. Tell us why you’re writing (I am writing to submit my story AUGUST,)
  3. Tell us what you’re submitting  and how long it is (which is a 50,000-word non-fiction narrative about the month of August.)
  4. Tell us a little bit about the work (This story delves into the history, etymology, historical events and seasonal traits of the month around the world.)
  5. Tell us a little bit about you (I am a 40-year-old trans woman from Bedfordshire,)
  6. Tell us a little bit about what you do, have done or would like to do (and I teach primary school English. I am very passionate about months of the year. I have previously self-published two other non-fiction books: one about the month of May, and one about September.)
  7. Close with a nice send-off (Looking forward to hearing from you.)
  8. Finish with your name and contact information  (Jo Doe, Phone: 0000000, email

It’s as easy as that!

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