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SurLeQuai from Indiana is reading The Night Circus January 3, 2012 - 4:15pm

This may have been a topic before, but I don't see it, and figure others can benefit from it too.

How do I write a cover letter?

I'm sure there are a zillion websites telling me how, but I'd rather you guys point me to one, or give me your own explanation/example, basically 'cause I trust you guys more than anyone else on the web (and I've only been on here a day!) And I'm sure my writer Facebook friends are sick of my bugging them with every little Newb question.

Okay, enough ass-kissing. I'd like some tips.

 

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies January 3, 2012 - 8:10pm

i thought this was locked down, maybe that's why there were no responses. i wrote a column on cover letters. in fact, if you have some questions on writing in general, i touch on a lot of that stuff in my column. here's the one on cover letters, but i also talk about finding your voice, and the journey one of my stories took. i have a new on all about Duotrope that will be up real soon

http://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-cover-letters-and-bridging-the-gap

http://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-finding-your-voice

http://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-the-journey

peace,
richard

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SurLeQuai from Indiana is reading The Night Circus February 7, 2012 - 9:08pm

Wow...I think it was locked down too, seeing as I just saw your response, and before couldn't see my post at all. How does a post come to be locked down??? Strange--now I feel like a real newb.
Richard, I actually found your column after posting this, and it's great. My first submission was to an adolescent-focused with exacting formatting standards, so I tweaked it a bit, but did mostly the same thing.

Locked down...hmmm...better go read up on Threadiquette.

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SurLeQuai from Indiana is reading The Night Circus February 7, 2012 - 9:09pm

And yeah, Duotrope's overwhelming me a bit at the moment. Will go look around for that column, if it's out.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies February 8, 2012 - 6:09am

^cool, good luck. pm me if you need help, it can be a bit daunting at times.