I poked around the forums and did a few searches for threads about submitting to literary magazines and found very little. I started this thread with the hopes of starting a conversation about this topic, as the lit mag submission process is one that I am constantly involved in and learning from. For starters, I am ever-searching for best practices when it comes to cover letter format for short stories submitted in electronic form. The Missouri Review posted a rather informative blog on this topic, which I suppose is a good place to start. The advent of Submittable is certainly worth mentioning as well, since this tool provides a "Bio" field in your profile that is automatically populated when you submit this way. Does anyone have any tips or resources about short story cover letters?