How to Write a Cover Letter for a Literary Journal Submission

Why you don’t need to stand out in your cover letter

Michelle Richmond
The Caffeinated Writer
7 min readJul 22, 2016

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As the publisher of Fiction Attic Press, which publishes flash fiction, short stories, essays, and novellas-in-flash by new and established writers, I receive a few dozen submissions each month through our submittable portal. In the 17 years since Fiction Attic began, I’ve…

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