Say you’ve got that story edited and ready to go. You know where you want to send it, but you’re having trouble writing that all-important cover letter — the one that almost every press requires or says, “would be great but not entirely necessary.”
The good news is that writing a cover letter is simple and takes about fifteen minutes after the first dozen or so tries. Ideally, you’ll want to write your cover letter in a word document and save it so you can copy and paste instead of starting all over each time. You’ll still need to make minor tweaks every draft to make sure it aligns with what your sending and what the publication is looking for.