Here are a few other tips you might want to keep in mind when preparing your letter: 1. Whether you are submitting through postal mail or email, your cover letter should be single-spaced, written in standard block or semi-block format, and double-spaced between paragraphs.
Resist making witty comments or statements that hype your story. If you are not this sort of writer but still interested in this article, then please grab your magnifying glass and come along with me to take a closer look at cover letters for short stories.
Never write about how your story has been rejected in the past, if that is the case. I've read the submission guidelines for several magazines, but none of them mention this.
Finish with a polite, 'Thank you for your time and attention. Also, include biographical information.