Just sent off 11 submissions. With 11 different cover letters. Can we say tedious?
I realize it's important to show the mags that you love and respect them...but I'm worried that after all that work I spaced out and put "I love Gulf Coast!" in the American Short Story envelope. And did I actually stamp all of my self addressed stamped envelopes?
I'm fairly organized as far as submissions go--with Excel spreadsheets and copious notes as I go (to make sure that I have a reasonable shot at any one magazine). Too nerdy? Well, it goes back to that whole presentation thing.
I want to be considered professional, so I have to behave professionally. But aren't professionals allowed a little leeway if they lose focus for a second? Have you guys ever had a situation where you forgot something important--for a presentation, or a class, or a submission?