allz28 – 2011-02-21 2:03 PM James, I love your discussion on the importance of cover letters. Right on.
How do you go about writing a cover letter? One thing I’ve learned is that cover letters seem to be highly individualized. Other than the “Here’s my story” kind, of course.
Most cover letter advice I see online is pretty generic, mine included, so I’m always interested in how other selling writers go about the process.
I know mine change according to where I’m submitting a story. If it’s an editor I’ve sold to before, I don’t even mention credits. If it’s a new editor, I change content, and where I place a given thing, based on guidelines I read.