- Make reference to an article they did.
- Give your opinion on the subject matter.
- Suggest a solution to the problem.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
In last week's issue of the Weekly Magazine, you talked about how the economy has grown thanks to many new companies cropping up and existing companies setting up their headquarters in our country.
While this good, I am particularly concerned about what will become of our environment. All these industries contribute in a big way to air and water pollution and this destroys the environment.
Measures have to be put in place to ensure that these industries conduct their businesses in environmental-friendly ways and that we protect our environment for the sake of the future generations.
[Senders Title] -Optional-
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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Persuasive letter to the editor.
Further things to consider when writing persuasive letters to publishers
Persuasive letters are letters written to persuade others towards accepting the senders' issues, perspectives, or interests. Such letters are meant to influence the recipients' thoughts and actions. The recipient can be organizations such as banks, schools, and NGOs, or individuals such as CEOs, government officials, directors, etc. Whether you want to solve a problem with your bank or you want someone to help you or do something for you, Persuasive letters can get the job done. All you need to do it to convince the recipient to agree with your side of the story.
Before writing persuasive letters you need to brainstorm what you want, why you want it, and any arguments against you. Be brief and use clear, uncluttered sentences. State your main points in the opening statements. Go straight to the point and emphasize the importance of your request. Support your request with logical information. If necessary, provide a few testimonials that relate to your argument. Be friendly, polite, and factual, and refrain from using overly emotional language and judgmental statements. Agree to meet in the middle or compromise. End the letter with a powerful statement that persuades the recipient to be on your side.
Letters to Publishers
Letters to publishers are letters written to individuals or corporations responsible for printing and distribution of printed and digital publications. Mostly, these are cover letters to introduce you and your book to potential publishers. Before writing to any publisher, it is important that you do your market research to find out which firms can publish the type of book you have written. An excellent starting point is the bookshops and public libraries. While at it, check the submission guidelines of each publisher to see which one is easier and more convenient to work with.
Letters to publishers should be formal and well-presented. Start your letter with a punchy subject line that catches the attention of the recipient. Talk about your book briefly; write a short paragraph that summarizes the most important details about your book. For instance, mention what makes your book different, whom it is written for, and what drove you into writing it. Mention any relevant qualifications and skills that qualify you to write your book. If you have published a book successfully before, make sure to mention it in your letter. Finalize by thanking the recipient for his/her time and consideration and provide your contact information.