|a few questions for a story id like t...
|Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 06:15 pm: |
Hi all I have finally completed a dark, contemporrary religious fantasy short sotry about a demon hunter character of mine. I have formatted it properly in courier, two spaces after every period at the end of sentence, italics underlined etc. My question is since I have never submitted to FSF before, should i attach a cover letter? if so, what should this cover letter generally say/look like since I have never been published before?
Here's hoping you'll answer a newbie's questions
|Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 07:40 pm: |
Here are the writer's guidelines for F&SF.
Personally, I enclose a two-sentence cover letter: "Please find XXXXXX enclosed for your review. I have also enclosed an SASE for your convenience."
Sometimes I'll add "I hope it meets with your editorial needs." if I want to get fancy-shmancy.
Oh, and I find that a lot of editors don't like the double-space after any punctuation.
|Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 08:03 pm: |
Ive seen posts on the board that suggest otherwise. Would Mr. Van Gelder or JJA like to comment on what they perfer (double space or no double space)?
Gordon Van Gelder
|Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 05:43 am: |
I suppose I prefer seeing two spaces after a period -- but the preference is so slight that it's pretty safe to say that if I'm noticing how many spaces there are after the periods in a submission, then the story isn't holding my attention.