Hello, My Writing Colleague,
Nonfiction Magazine Query Letter
Page formatting always starts with 1 inch or 1 1/2 margins. White (90 or 92 brightness), 20 lb., standard use paper will suffice nicely.
James Smith, editor
Name of Magazine [single spaced]
City, State ZIP Code
Dear Mr. Smith,
There are lots of children out there looking to be actors, and a good audition is key. The article I have written introduces children to acting auditions. It offers valuable ideas on where to look for auditions, how to dress and how to prepare. It also takes the reader step-by-step through the audition process.
As a seasoned child actor’s mom, with access to interview those in my child’s group, I would be able to put real-life thoughts in. I have a subscription to your magazine for my child, and we read it together. I feel this would be an excellent fit for your magazine in the adventures section.
This piece would run within your required 400-600 word range with photographs available for an in-the-moment audition visual.
I have been published in [name] and [name].
Thank you for your consideration. I hope to hear from you soon.
City, State ZIP Code [single spaced]