Question: What should you include in a cover letter for a query?
Answer: Frankly, I never thought about writing a cover letter for a query pitching publication of an article. I’m expecting that the editor or whoever screens such queries wants to get directly to the point. What would such a cover letter to a query include?
Well, the editor of Storyglossia, a journal that publishes short fiction of 5,000 words, Steven J. McDermott, suggests listing unpublished articles you’re working on as well as the article you’re submitting. I’ve never thought of that. Don’t know if it would a good idea. Could be incorporated into the query. Could pique the interest of the editor. RayS.
Title: “Storyglossia Seeks Emerging Writers.” Melissa Hart, ed. The Writer (June 2011), 49.