Fiction Magazine Query

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Hello, My Writing Colleague,

Fiction Magazine Query

Follow the structure format below including making what is being said similar, substituting with what your story is about, and you’ll have a good fiction magazine query letter.

Your margins should be set at 1″ to 1 1/2 inches.

Encl stands for Enclosed and tells the editor or publisher what all is included in your envelope.  SASE stands for the self-addressed stamped envelope, and you would add this to your query and manuscript if it is in the guidelines so the magazine can send your manuscript back to you.

Your Name
Street Address            [single spaced]
City, State ZIP Code

Today’s Date

Jane Smith, editor
Name of Publishing Company
Street Address                                          [single spaced]
City, State ZIP Code

Dear Ms. Smith,

Please consider the following 800-word story, “The Mystery of the Fuzzy Blue Slippers,” an engaging tale for your young readers to figure out whodunnit.

I have read Magazine’s Title to my children for years, and I feel I’ve written a story that would fit.  I have had my previous short stories published in Magazine Title and Magazine Title.

Thank you for considering “The Mystery of the Fuzzy Blue Slippers.”


[Your signature goes here.  Two double spaces.]

Your Name
Phone Number with Area Code               [single spaced]
Your E-mail Address

Encl: Manuscript and SASE