I’ve always considered myself an expert on writing cover letters. Here’s what I’ve always said:
“This is all you need: ‘Good morning. Enclosed (or attached) is my x000 word story <name> for consideration in your <title> anthology. I hope you like it.’ That’s it, except that if you have professional credits, mention them.”
Fine advice, and I still stand by it. Only, how exactly do you mention those professional credits without sounding like an idiot? Appending, “I have sold a story to <name> anthology,” sounds, well, stupid. I don’t like it.
Does anyone have any suggestions that flow better?