After the hard work of perfecting your manuscript and selecting a target journal, one more task remains before submission: writing a cover letter the cover letter is an important document that must do more than tell the editor that you are submitting your manuscript for consideration it should capture the. Guest post by gary smailes we are all looking for the secret to securing a book deal i am pretty sure that there is no one winning formula, though i am convinced that without a killer cover letter you are doomed to failure i am sure you know that each year thousands of books are rejected by publishers and. The main aim of your cover letter is to give the agent/publisher more detail about your manuscript and you, the author things like: manuscript title genre word even if you are submitting via email, your cover letter should follow the standard formatting for a letter in fact, i would usually include the cover. Making your submission · writing a cover letter writing a cover letter when you submit your article to a journal, you should include a cover letter some journals will provide information about what to include in your cover letter in their instructions for authors if no guidelines are provided, please use this sample cover letter. A well-written cover letter for journal submission can influence an editor's decision of publishing the manuscript by giving him a concise understanding of the objectives of the research conducted. Check the journal's website for the name of the editor who handles submissions this could be the managing editor or an editor assigned to your geographical region if no handling editor is named, address your cover letter to the editor-in- chief some journals ask that you identify a specific editor for your.
The cover letter accompanying your journal submission is your chance to lobby on behalf of your manuscript the letter is far from just a formality and should be written with the same care as your manuscript's text (if not more) ultimately, your cover letter is designed to influence the decision of the editor to send your. You've finished a manuscript – a magazine article, a short story or even a book – but hopefully you don't feel at a loss for words just yet now, you must write a cover letter so that you can submit your manuscript to a suitable publisher in the world of writing, this cover letter is called a query letter part informational, part sales. If you're looking for solid advice on how to write a strong journal submission cover letter that will convince editors to review your research paper, then look no further we know that cover letters can impact an editor's decision to consider your research paper further as such, this guide aims to explain (1) why. A good cover letter will help sell your manuscript to the journal editor it is not enough to send a manuscript to a journal editor like this: dear editor-in-chief the manuscript follows the submission guidelines all files are in the correct file format and of the appropriate resolution or size the spelling and grammar are.
Cover letters and query letters: how to write a cover letter or query letter to submit your writing for publication simple, easy, basic. Cover letter december 26, 2007 editorial department of asian journal pharmaceutical sciences shenyang pharmaceutical university no103, wenhua road, shengyang 110016, china dear editor of ajps i am submitting a manuscript for consideration of publication in asian journal of pharmaceutical sciences. Your cover letter should include the objective and approach of your research any novel contributions reported why your manuscript should be published in this journal any special considerations about your submission related papers by you and/or your fellow authors (published or under consideration) previous.
You can read our basic guidelines below, but i can recommend the book “how to write the cover letter for your submission to a publisher“ cover-letter-book for a little over $1 on amazon (that is not a typo), the author (an editor) has been a commissioning editor for over twenty years at various publishing. This poor effort would certainly not help the editor in question to seriously deem your paper fit for publication it does not say who the writer is, what he is submitting and why it should be considered for publication to be honest, many editors say that they do not read, or seriously consider, the cover letters they receive.
We talked about novel submission: the query package, but now let's get more specific and discuss how to actually write a cover letter (and fyi, writing a novel cover letter is different than a short story cover letter, in fact there are some publications that don't even require a cover letter for short story. When i first began submitting my short stories for publication, i had no idea that cover letters existed until i'd chosen to submit my story to a publisher whose submission guidelines required that a cover letter accompany every manuscript once aware of cover letters, however, i found myself confused so i conducted a bit of. What is the first thing an agent or publisher sees when they open your submission package your covering letter this is your first point of contact with someone who, potentially, has your future in their hand, so make the right impression the first time your covering letter should be: beautifully presented typed on good.
After more than 12 years of writing, i finally felt confident enough to start submitting my poetry around for publication in january of 2006 since then, i. Here's a sample cover letter by a first-time fiction writer and sent to an agent they don't know give context to what an agent is about to read, to interest the agent in you as a writer, and to give the agent some ideas about how they might begin to market and sell your work to editors and publishing houses.