Along with your work of fiction, your cover letter must be equally well-crafted.
The basic format for a cover letter is as follows:
Name of Literary Magazine
Address of the Literary Magazine
[Name of the pieces you have enclosed]
[This is where you type an abstract (one – two paragraphs should suffice), essentially explaining why your writing is intellectually stimulating and evocative to modern readers. Be sure to include if this is a simultaneous submission.]
[If you are an undergraduate, include where you’re attending college, year of study, field of study,
If you are an established writer or graduate, include a brief biography. It should be no longer than a paragraph.]
Thank you for your time and consideration.
[If you’re an undergrad, please follow the following signature format:
University, Class of (Year)
B.A./B.S. Candidate in (Field of Study)