Hello, all. I’m doing something rather out of character and submitting poetry to a lit mag’s poetry contest. They don’t require a cover letter but I have to email my submission. I have to fill the body of the email with something, right? (Or do I, even??) Should I approach the email like a standard cover letter, like I would for a typical submission? They’re judging entries based on writing merit, I assume, and not a résumé—so is mentioning previous publications a faux pas? Like an attempt at currying favor your piece might not deserve, or something?? So far I’ve mentioned my name, the title of my piece, and a confirmation number for the submission fee I paid. It’s really short and to the point, but… well… what else is there to say? (If you know please tell me for the love of all that’s delicious.) Just not sure how to approach this; any feedback well and truly welcomed.