To the people who have done this:
I have finished my short story (going through the editing phase) and have written a cover letter as well. However, I am unsure if I did it correctly. Please have a read, and let me know if you see any mistakes.
Dear Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda B. Swanson-Davis
I would like my first short story, Strophic, to receive a “full read” and become a nominee for the Very Short Fiction Award by Glimmer Train Press, Inc.
Living in California, I am a full time student who will be majoring in Creative Writing at Humboldt State University in the Spring of 2012. Most recently, I have been contributing to my community college’s athletics website to challenge my writing, as well as posting on my blog for reflection.
As a potential writer, I appreciate this opportunity and will continue to observe Glimmer Train for its sincere fulfillment.
P.S. To explain the "full read" comment - Susan (who edits first) said in an interview "If I want to turn the page, I mark that piece for “full read”. I do my full reads in a separate session..." Thanks!