Most literary magazines request a cover letter along with your writing submission. This is just way to introduce your work and introduce yourself. Its tone should be polite, professional and unassuming.
Just like all forms of freelance writing, short stories need introductory queries, or cover letters, attached when you submit them. Learn how to write them.
For fiction and nonfiction, please send only one story or one essay at a time, up to. information on the first page of your manuscript; cover letters are optional.
Our Emerging Writer's Contest runs from March 1 to May 15 and we accept submissions. We prefer each submission to include a cover letter with your name, .