Transmit a Manuscript to Be Considered For Publication • Letter Templates and Guides

How to write this letter:

1Identify the manuscript and your purpose in sending it.
2Provide a brief summary or abstract of the paper, indicating why it would be important to publish.
3Close by encouraging the editor's response.


Include this letter with a manuscript you are submitting to a newspaper, journal, magazine, or book publisher to be considered for publication.

Example Letter #1


Please find enclosed my manuscript entitled "A Woman's Dream." I feel my Springfield heritage is something special that every reader of your magazine will find engaging. Please consider this piece for publication.

My family has lived in Springfield for six generations. This is a wonderful community and my manuscript details true stories about Springfield's legacy as it relates to our family's. I hope to hear from you soon.

Example Letter #2


Please find enclosed my article entitled, "Trial by Jury: The Erosion of Common Sense in Court." Recently, the Springfield Legal Beat has printed articles on revising the judicial system, and I believe this article fits well with that theme. I will appreciate your considering it for publication.

The article exposes some of the weaknesses of trial by jury, namely the jury's tendency to be easily distracted from the evidence by emotional appeals, the jury's inability to follow the law as the judge instructs them, and the ease with which lawyers can choose jurors who will "vote their way." Some Springfield citizens may not be aware of such intricacies in jury trials.

Thank you for considering my article. I await your response.

Example Letter #3


I am a freelance writer specializing in business issues. Enclosed is an approximately 2,000 word manuscript for publication in the business section of your magazine. This piece describes the decline of the Center Street business district from the perspective of Eric Johnson, owner of Doe Books, one of the few remaining merchants on Center Street.

Thanks for taking the time to read my manuscript. I look forward to your response.


Provide a brief summary or abstract of the paper, indicating why it would be important to publish.

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