You'll Love This eBook Excerpt If:
- You're looking for advice and submission tips specifically for poetry
- You're ready to submit a poem but don't know what the proper format for a cover letter is
- You're looking for visual examples of cover letters for both paper and electronic submissions
Do you have a passion for writing poetry? Discover the best ways to submit your work and learn what editors are looking for with Poetry, an 10-page excerpt from the bestselling eBook, Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript, 3rd Edition. This excerpt is packed with insightful advice, submission tips, and visual examples of both paper and electronic cover letters. You'll learn how to format a cover letter and what you should include; how many poems you should submit at one time; the dos and don'ts of writing a cover letter; and amateur mistakes to avoid when submitting your poetry to an editor.
Since the poetry market consists mostly of magazines, literary journals, and online sites, and poems can vary greatly in length and style, all publications are concerned about two things: 1) the quality of the work; and 2) a professional presentation—especially if you’re sending multiple submissions at one time. Therefore it's crucial that you learn how to submit poetry. After all, you only get one chance to impress an editor!
Use Poetry - Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript to perfect your cover letter and present your work to editors with a flawless presentation that is both neat and professional.
In This eBook Excerpt You'll Learn:
- What a cover letter looks like and examples of both successful and unsuccessful ones
- How many poems you should submit at one time
- How to format a cover letter and what you should include
- The proper etiquette for both electronic and paper submissions
A Quick Tip on Submitting Poetry From This eBook Excerpt:
Before you send a cover letter and poems to a publication via e-mail, make sure they accept electronic submissions by contacting the publication directly or checking out their writers’ guidelines. Never send poems via e-mail unless you have permission from the editor or if the publication’s submission guidelines state it is acceptable.
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