Thursday, November 1, 2012

Query Letter Draft

Jennifer Macfarlan
My Address Here
Philadelphia, PA12345
(123)456-7890
jmacfarlan@mail.usciences.edu

Name of Editor
Paper/Magazine
Address
Town, State Zip

November 1, 2012

Dear Mr. Paper Editor,

Your readers have spend a lot of time in the dark the past few days. Without the luxury of electronics, many have had to get creative with ways to entertain themselves and communicate with others.

According to the power companies, around 8 million people were left without electricity after Hurricane Sandy. Many were told once they lost power it could be out for as long as two weeks. With a society that has a large dependency on electronic devices, families had to come up with new ways of spending their time.

In "Article Title Goes Here" I will interview some families to investigate what new and creative ways they have of keeping everybody entertained during their days in the dark. I will also include topics such as:
  • How they communicated with distant friends and family without the use of cell phones.
  • How they dealt without daily necessities such as heat, water, and cooking devices.
  • What they learned about preparing for future power outages and any tips they have for others.
Your readers could benefit from hearing what other people did during the time the electricity was out to help them prepare; "Article Title Here" won't disappoint them. May I write this article for you?

Thanks for taking the time to consider my idea. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,


Jennifer Macfarlan

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