Perhaps the definitive guide to submitting manuscripts, for those who are deadly serious about getting the word out…

To illustrate the proper scope of research, consider the information that the savvy submitter adds to the cover letter, above and beyond the conventional editor’s name, title, and business address. It is also wise to include the name of the editor’s spouse, the editor’s home address, her home phone number, her usual hour for leaving the office, the address and schedule for the school or day care center of any children, her bank account numbers, any surveillance photos you have obtained, and any other information that would demonstrate the degree to which you have been studying, obsessing upon, and otherwise stalking the person to whom you are submitting your life’s work.

::Roger McBride Allen (who wishes to remain anonymous), ‘How to Submit a Manuscript’

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