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Mikala Engel

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.