Submission Help – Fiction

SAMPLE SUBMISSION LETTER

Fantastic Publication                                                                   Mr/Ms. Student
35 One Pear Lane                                                                          123 Main Street
Rohoboth, MA                                                                               Burlington, Massachusetts
02683                                                                                              01803
(this publication is fictional)

Ms. Woods

Use this if you have never been published (feel free to adjust the wording to match your voice)

My name is so and so, I am a student at Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts, and I am writing to submit my stories Dear Ernie and Another Story for consideration. I have been writing for over four years, but have just started submitting stories to national magazines. I look forward to hearing from you and I thank you for your consideration.

Use something like this if you have…

My name is so and so, I am a student at Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts, and I am writing to submit my stories Dear Ernie and Another Story for consideration. My stories have recently been published in Collab and Merlyn’s Pen. I look forward to hearing from you and I thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Actually sign your name here

So-and-so (NB – how you sign your letter is how your name will show up should you be accepted. So consider what you want your “writer name” to be…)

________________________________________________________________

SAMPLE SUBMISSION LOG (To help you keep track of your submissions)
(to download this file, click Sample Submission Log)

TITLE Date Magazine Status
The Doctor 5/16/03 The Kindly Review Accepted
Still Hungry 4/15/04 Sparrow
Finding Time 7/2/08 Heart Light
What? 7/2/08 Truly Yours Rejected
The Devil 1/23/066/12/07 The Light of WisdomSecond Chances Rejected
Rejected
Blue Mountains 12/3/07 Appalachia Review
I Don’t Know 4/4/01 TCL Defunct

Bold indicates an accepted submission

Italics indicates a current submission

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