How to Write a Proper Short Story Cover Letter

A superb insight into the world of short story cover letters!

7 thoughts on “How to Write a Proper Short Story Cover Letter

  1. You know I recently sent off another short story, with a cover letter, so this is rather good timing. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I have to admit I’ve been including one sentence summaries of my stories with every cover letter for at least three years. This author is right, I did it because that’s what novel queries do. I’ll stop and we’ll see what happens.

      1. I think in my most recent submission I included a summary because it really fit with the market, as in that market specializes in stories with psychological suspense, and this story was perfect for them. I didn’t think it was necessary, but I didn’t see why I wouldn’t include it, as in I didn’t think it would irritate editors.

Leave a Reply

Want to become a better writer?

My treasure trove for writers will help you

✅ Get a free copy of Thoughts On Writing

✅ An invite to my online writing group (160+ active members)

✅ Writing Tools like lists of publishers and book reviewers

✅ Writing guides and strategies on book marketing and how to build a career out of your writing 

Just enter your email address below