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Gigi Will Know: What should I put in my cover letter when submitting poetry to literary journals?

"What do editors want to see when they read these?"


I want to submit my poetry to literary journals, but I have no idea what to put in the cover letter. I don’t have a lot of publications to my name, and these letters feel really intimidating as a new writer. What should I say? What do editors want to see when they read these?

—Poet Undercover

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