This is my second query ever. And I'm not sure if I'm doing it right. I read somewhere that the query letter should include a sample of the story writing - should that be in itallics? I'm also not sure as how to start the letter. Every tip suggests buttering up the publisher but the truth is - I haven't read their magazine in ages. It would only be a lie. I thought I'd plunge in discussing the plot of my story with my name and email at the end.