Do you have the cover letter to rule all other cover letters?
Rachel Kaufman, who has been nice enough to feature many of my articles at MediaBistro, wants your help. She writes:
I’m putting together an ebook of cover letters written by people in media/other creative industries. I realized that very much of the content out there in books and on the Internet about cover letters is geared towards people applying for positions like, oh, machinist or accountant or whatever. So even if they don’t read like “It is my pleasure to submit my resume for consideration,” they still come off a little more stilted than they ought to. (I don’t mean going so far as to reference an orgy in your cover letter, etc.–though I’m sure that would work at some shops.)
If you have a cover letter that you think is really good and that got you an interview, Rachel would love to include it, if you’re willing to have it shared. You can send it to her here, and she’ll give a free copy of the ebook to anyone whose letter she uses.
And if you’re wondering if your cover letter is any good, you can find a refresher here: