girlie jones (girliejones) wrote,
girlie jones

Cover Letters

As y'all are out there beavering away at NaNoWriMo let me say ... when you finish your manuscripts and you pull them together to submit to various places, big and small, for consideration ... editors don't need to hear about where and how you live. I do not care if it's 2 cats or 3 rabbits and I am constantly wondering *why* I need to be told this in cover letters.

Incidentally, I now also read cover letters to see if they are more entertaining than the story attached for consideration. Hint: they should not be!

Tags: editing, publishing, twelfth planet press
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