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How to Write a Book Proposal Cover Letter
Picture This!: Hovering Over a Cover Letter
When editors receive manuscript submissions, typically, they glance at the manuscripts quickly or hand them over to an assistant for review. Writing a cover letter to accompany your manuscript submission is a mechanism that enables you to detail the most vital elements of your work. The key is to lead with an attention-grabbing element. Your opening paragraph needs to grab attention. You might opt for a dramatic or memorable excerpt from your submission or an interest-piquing question.
Book Editor Cover Letter
According to author Nick Hornby, "The secret of good writing is to cut it back, pare it down, winnow, chop, hack, prune, and trim, remove every superfluous word, compress, compress, compress. Since the writer of this next sample letter is applying for the position of Content Editor, she especially needs to show strong editing skills in her letter. Read on to see if Leila successfully compresses her cover letter into the most persuasive points. Leila Shadi Broderick St. San Francisco, CA
Three Cover Letter Templates to Journal Editors Each cover letter is unique, and those addressed to journal editors by scientists and academics when they submit their writing for publication are no exception. As an opportunity to present original research in the best possible light, a cover letter is indispensible for persuading a busy editor that a manuscript is worthy of peer review. The originality that should characterise an excellent cover letter therefore prevents the wholesale use of a universal template without significant alterations, but the three sample letters that appear below may prove helpful for scholars who are planning, formatting and drafting a professional cover letter to a journal editor. The content of the three sample letters is entirely fictional, with the dates, names, titles and situations invented.