Author Cover Letter Sample

Author cover letters should contain prior achievements, like published articles, published novels, or books of any kind. An Author is someone who can professionally write, narrate, and compose a long-form written editorial for a variety of platforms and places.

Author Cover Letter Sample

Below is a sample of what your cover letter should after using our cover letter template below. Our cover letter templates are standardized. All cover letters should be simple, impactful, well-written, proofread, and readable.

Jill Sanders
[email protected]

June 1st, 2015

Dear Mr. Johnson —

As an Author, I see myself a storyteller and person who can help other humans engage their creative eye. It is about telling a story in a fashion that helps them visualize it and feel the emotion of the story itself. I have published 4 novels and have helped countless authors publish their works.

That's why as an Author I have been able to previously:
Assisted in the writing of more than 10 children's novels.
Was part of a team that helped source stories for a Creepy Book.
Published more than 10 novels myself.
Won more than 15 awards for my published pieces.

I sincerely look forward to speaking with you and the rest of the team. If there is any additional information that might be helpful in terms of assessing me as a candidate, please let me know. I would be happy to send over any information that you might need.

Jill Sanders
Author Cover Letter

Using a Author Cover Letter Template

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Follow a standard cover letter format

When writing a cover letter, follow a professional cover letter format. Use the following guidelines.

Contact Information
Phone Number
Email Address
LinkedIn Profile
(Optional) Professional Website

Dear Mr./Mrs. First Last Name

Opening Paragraph
The first paragraph should greet the reader and suggest an understanding of the job requirements. This paragraph should be no more than 150 words.

Second Paragraph
The body paragraph should contain relative work examples and career accomplishments that entice the hiring manager to read the resume.

Closing Paragraph
Thank the reader for their time. Suggest a desire to interview with the company as soon as possible.

Letter Closing
Sincerely/Yours truly

Typed Name or handwritten signature
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author: patrick algrim
About the author

Patrick Algrim is an experienced executive who has spent a number of years in Silicon Valley hiring and coaching some of the world’s most valuable technology teams. Patrick has been a source for Human Resources and career related insights for Forbes, Glassdoor, Entrepreneur,, SparkHire, and many more.


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