The Playwrights Forum Home 
 

SEARCH STAGEPLAYS.COM
THE WORLD'S LARGEST PLAY DATABASE

  STAGEPLAYS BOOKSHOP NEW CYBERPRESS PLAYS PLAYWRIGHTING BOOKS PUBLISH MY PLAY AFFILIATE PROGRAM THE THEATRE BANNER EXCHANGE  
The Playwrights Forum > The Art & Craft of Writing > Synopses and Cover Letters > How's this for a cover letter... ?

* STAGEPLAYS WANTS TO PUBLISH YOUR PLAY *
click here for details

 Moderated by: Paddy, Edd
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
How's this for a cover letter... ?  Rate Topic 
AuthorPost
 Posted: Sun Jun 17th, 2007 07:52 pm
  PM Quote Reply
1st Post
Belle Infidele
Member
 

Joined: Mon Apr 2nd, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 12
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Dear Sir or Madam,
 
 
Enclosed you will find my submission for a children’s book – I have included a synopsis and one chapter as well as a self-addressed stamped envelope.
 
I am a professional playwright and an author of children’s books from XXXX – the book I have enclosed a chapter of, was published in XXXX in 2006 and has received the award for Most Beautiful Children’s Book of 2006.
 
 
The Puppet Theatre is an adventurous story about the most beautiful puppet ever made – Emma – with whom Prince Kasper becomes obsessed with, believing she may one day become alive.
The story also evolves around the puppets of Mr. Mozer – the puppet master who has created Emma for the kingdom’s one thousandth anniversary. It so happens, that his puppets are just as alive as the folk in the kingdom – but only when no one is watching them.
One day the evil apothecary Marcus Zimmer offers the puppets a spell to transform Emma into a living, breathing girl. What the poor puppets do not know, however, is that by accepting the spell, they will have sold their own souls to the evil apothecary. Now they must set out to find a way to break the contract – but will they manage to save Emma in doing so or will she become a puppet again, thus losing the love of Kasper... ?
 
 
The chapter as well as the synopsis I am sending you have been translated by an English native speaker.
 
 
 
Best Regards,
XXX

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Is it very bad? I'm just not sure how much "bio" i should put into the letter - or should i send a creative CV together with the synopsis and text sample?


Thanks for any kind of feedback!

 

Back To Top PM Quote Reply  

 Posted: Wed Jun 20th, 2007 11:53 pm
  PM Quote Reply
2nd Post
Silver Scribe
Member
 

Joined: Wed May 30th, 2007
Location:  
Posts: 15
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
I like this letter's simplicity. I'm not sure if the plot summary leaves anything to the imagination, but that may be a mere matter of taste. I'd revisit the use of the phrase '"most beautiful" as the second time it's mentioned, a little of the punch has been been sucked out of it. Were I a publisher, I might question potential links to Pinnochio & the Little Mermaid, so the more you can do to set your story apart, the better.

Back To Top PM Quote Reply

Current time is 04:58 pm  
The Playwrights Forum > The Art & Craft of Writing > Synopses and Cover Letters > How's this for a cover letter... ? Top




UltraBB 1.17 Copyright © 2007-2011 Data 1 Systems
Page processed in 0.1511 seconds (24% database + 76% PHP). 26 queries executed.