Cover letter for an author(4 samples)

This article will list samples of “cover letters for an author.”

Examples of cover letters for an author

When applying for a position as an author, your cover letter is an opportunity for you to tell your story, without being stuck in the formatting constraints of the resume. The best format for writing a cover letter is as follows:

  • Address the employer with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).” If you do not know the recipient’s name, you can refer to them as the hiring manager.
  • The next step is to state the position you are applying for and how you found the opening. 
  • Make a brief statement about why you’re interested in the position. Write a paragraph about why you are the perfect candidate for the job.
  • State your skills and work experience. Ensure your skills and experiences are similar to the job position. When highlighting skills, provide the accomplishment you have achieved. 
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I look forward to discussing the position further.”

Sample 1: “Cover letter for an author”

“Dear Ms. Lee:

Upon review of your posting for a new Author to join your writing team, I hastened to submit the enclosed resume for your consideration. As a creative and award-winning writer with more than 10 years of experience writing compelling and innovative features and articles for a wide variety of publications and media, I feel confident that I could vastly exceed your expectations for this role.

My background in developing and writing feature-length articles, novels, and blog content on a variety of subjects and areas—encompassing both fiction and non-fiction genres—prepares me to substantially impact your organization. With my history of publishing success in journals and magazines, along with my commitment to cultivating fruitful relationships to encourage future connections and stimulate story ideas, I am ready to extend my record of writing accomplishments with your company.

Highlights of my experience include the following…

Writing and publishing more than 70 articles, 125 blog entries, 27 newspaper features, and 3 self-published novels throughout the past decade, demonstrating an unwavering dedication to grammatical and editorial excellence.

Reviewing fellow authors’writing and editing and revising content as requested.

Developing trusting and lasting connections with peers, publication management teams, and community members to facilitate future partnerships and spark story and contact leads.

Earning a Bachelor of Arts in English as well as my MFA degree in Literature from the University of Tennessee.

With my expertise in authoring and publishing compelling content, combined with my exceptional interpersonal skills and commitment to exploring innovative story ideas and comprehensive topic coverage, I am positioned to significantly benefit your writing team. I look forward to discussing my qualifications in more detail.

Thank you for your consideration.


Martha C. Clark”

Sample 2: “Cover letter for an author”

“Dear Ms. Cupp,

I am writing in regards to the Book Editor position now available at Rodale Inc.

After viewing the responsibilities and skills needed to fill this position, I am confident that I am the best applicant for this job. My skills and experience match the description perfectly. The enclosed resume has a complete account of my work history and experience but here are a few of the highlights associated with my career.

I have Bachelor’s Degree in English and experience editing online content for a well-known company, who has offered to provide me with a reference. My proofreading and editing skills are outstanding and I have the ability to ensure that all spelling and grammar errors are corrected before the book is published.

I have extensive knowledge of the copyright laws and I am capable of doing extensive research to check the accuracy of any statistics or facts used in the content before releasing the books for publication. I have the interpersonal skills needed to work closely with designers, compositors and all other personnel to ensure the finished product meets the high standard set forth by your company.

I am highly motivated and have the ability to meet even the strictest deadlines. I hope that you will allow me to put my expertise to work for your company by allowing me to become a part of your team.

I am always available for an interview and you can call (555)-555-5555 to arrange a meeting where we can discuss my credentials and the details of this position in person.


Michelle Tierney

Michelle Tierney

Resume Attached as MS Word Document”

Sample 3: “Cover letter for an author”

“Felicity Weeks

City, State, Zip Code

Home : 000-000-0000 Cell: 000-000-0000

Dear Mr. Rocco,

While conducting online research on author jobs I came across your ad and am submitting not only my resume but a few writing samples for your review and consideration. I have a degree in English and a solid background in writing for various clients throughout my freelance writing experience.

I currently write primarily for five clients whose major focuses include human resources training and development recruiting business management and social media. While following the Purdue OWL AP Style I create engaging content and am adept at including the natural use of keywords to increase search engine optimization without interrupting the flow of the article. I have written press releases email newsletters and articles on various subjects related to business and job search questions and have received excellent ratings from my clients. I enjoy conducting the necessary research to make my articles relevant current and interesting and I bring my industry knowledge and experience to every project I tackle. I enjoy the freelance writing experience and am also open to a contractual arrangement as mentioned in your ad.

I look forward to hearing from you either by email or by phone at your earliest convenience. If you require writing samples of a more specific nature I’m sure I can provide them. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Felicity Weeks”

Sample 4: “Cover letter for an author”

“Cody Fredrickson

(123) 456-7891

May 1, 2018

Dear Hiring Manager,

I’m excited to be applying for the Author position at River Tech. As a qualified writer with three years of technical, analytical, and copywriting experience, I enjoy working on a variety of projects. Pushing myself as a writer has always been important to me, and I know that at River Tech, I’ll have the opportunity to grow and expand my skills while creating quality content for your team.

During my time at Hawaii Western, I majored in English with an emphasis in Business Writing. This enabled me to focus on developing my technical writing skills. In fact, I was able to present my thesis not only at Hawaii Western but at a local conference as well. This assisted me not only in developing my writing abilities but in helping me hone my public speaking skills.

My previous position at Cloud Clearwater provided me with an incredible opportunity. I was able to revamp our company’s internal memo system to reflect updated verbiage and wording. Additionally, I participated in creating social media and digital platform content for the organization. This helped expand our social media following by over 50% in just three months.

Thank you for your time and consideration. As someone who is detail-oriented, driven and dedicated to creating fantastic work, I’m looking forward to learning more about the author position at River Tech. Quality content creation is one of the most important things to me, and I know that as a writer on your team, I will have the opportunity to create interesting and memorable projects our clients will love.


Cody Fredrickson”

Frequently Asked Questions: Examples of cover letters for an author

What are 5 things that should be in your cover letter?

Key Elements of a Cover Letter

  • Salutation.
  • Opening Paragraph.
  • Middle Paragraph.
  • Second Middle Paragraph.
  • Contact Information and Closing.

What should be avoided in a cover letter?

Things You Shouldn’t Include

  • Spelling or Grammar Errors. 
  • The Wrong Company Name or Adress
  • False information
  • Long paragraphs
  • Salary Requirements or Expectations.

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