I have recently been asked to submit several partials of my manuscript. What are agents looking for in a cover letter when I send the pages? Anything specific I need to say, or can I just thank them for their request, etc.? Thanks. I visit your site everyday (when I'm taking a writing break).
Sleepless in PA
Dear Miss Yawninski:
I'm very much in favor of sending the query cover letter again with an opening line that says something like "thanks for requesting the first three chapters of Ma and Pa Kettle Meet Godzilla. "
I may have the original query letter lying around but it never hurts to send it again.
Answer any questions the agent asked. It annoys the crap outta me when I've asked some detailed questions and get no response. I instantly suspect shenanigans of course.
And make sure you've included all of your electronic digits and snail trails.
And a twenty dollar bill of course.