The Invisible Prince is on its way to Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Duotrope puts them at an almost 2% acceptance rate. Again, not the greatest of odds, but not the worst either.

This is the first place I’ve submitted to that asks for a cover letter. It has been over three years since I’ve written a cover letter. I had to look up what it was supposed to contain. If any of you are ever looking to write a short story cover letter, this is essentially what it needs to say:

Dear [editor’s name],

Here’s my short story, “Name”. (I formalize this a little bit, and added word count.)

My publishing credits are as follows… (Don’t include this if you don’t have any)

Thank you for your time,


Yup, that’s all there is to it! Since you include your manuscript with the cover letter, there is no point in describing the story itself. Ah, what peace!