Dear [Editor’s Name],
I am writing to inquire about the possibility of submitting a piece of writing to your publication. As an aspiring writer, I believe that your magazine/newspaper/blog is one of the leading platforms for [insert the relevant genre of your piece, e.g. fiction, poetry, news, opinion pieces etc.]. I would be honored to have the opportunity to have my work featured in your publication.
[Insert a brief introduction about yourself, including any previous publications, if any.]
My piece, [insert title of your piece], is about [insert a brief summary of the content of your piece, including any hook that would catch the editor’s attention, e.g. a controversial topic or a unique perspective]. I believe this would be a great fit for your readership as it is [insert your reason for choosing the specific publication you’re contacting. For instance, if your topic is sports, you might approach a sports magazine rather than a literary one].
[Insert a brief summary of the length and format of your piece, e.g. short story, three-page essay, or a sample blog post], and feel free to include any other relevant details about your work.
I would be happy to discuss my piece with you further, answer any questions you might have, or provide a full submission if it is of interest to you. Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.