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First line of cover letter to agent

Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Belador, Feb 16, 2010.

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    Belador

    Belador Member

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    Hi everyone,

    I've looked for an answer to the below on this forum, in the Writers and Artists Handbook and online, and can't find exactly what I need to know, even though it sounds like it should be obvious. So I'm hoping someone here might be able to help :)

    I'm not sure I've got the first line of my cover letter for initial submission to an agent right - I say: 'I would be grateful if you would consider representing my fantasy novel, Artisan, for publication.'

    Is that technically correct, i.e. does an agent represent your novel, or you as a writer? Should it be something like 'I enclose a sample of my fantasy novel, Artisan, for your consideration' instead?

    Any help would be much appreciated - I want to get at least this right ;)

    B
     
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    Susan Boulton

    Susan Boulton The storyteller

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    This is what I used.

    For a snail mail submission.

    I would like to submit the synopsis and first three chapters of my novel, Hand of Glory, for your consideration.

    For an email query.

    I would like to submit the following query for my novel, Hand of Glory, for your consideration.

    Seemed to work.
     
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    J-WO

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    Do. you use a similar tack when sending a short story?

    Ie: I would like to submit my short story, Star Giraffe, for your consideration.

    Just wondering; I always come across as a bit of a dufus with my covering letter.
     
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    Susan Boulton

    Susan Boulton The storyteller

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    Yes,:D or versions of, sometimes with word count or stating it is a flash fiction.
     
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    Belador

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    Thanks SJAB, I think I'll use something similar.
     
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