Sample Query / Submission Cover Letter

Our sample letter lays out the pertinent information in a concise way. What do I mean, you ask? Because: 1) It is professional in tone. 2) It says how/where the submitter discovered the publishing house. This is a good thing to show the editor/publisher that you have done your homework. 3) It gives all the vital details such as contact info, short blurb,rights ownership, and hints to a marketing plan. 4) It is professional in tone. Whoops! I’ve said that already. It must be an important point, then. Continue reading Sample Query / Submission Cover Letter

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“Y’alright there, mate!” – Getting Into (Foreign) Character

I’ve read various stories or excerpts written by American authors featuring British characters and/or locations. They prompted my interest because I’m now a Sistah in Scotland–that’s to say a black woman living in Scotland. As such, my observations are going to be from the slant of an American observing the British, or to be more specific, the Scottish. Continue reading “Y’alright there, mate!” – Getting Into (Foreign) Character