1234, Main Street
Boston, MA 02123
08 April, 2005
<Recipient Address Goes Here>
To come right to the point, I would like to propose writing a regular column on <column subject> for <publication name>. I have <describe writing experience>, and I think I could add valuable information to readers in <name your industry>.
<Describe column proposal.>
If you wish, I can write a sample column and send it to you for your examination. I can also send you other samples of my writing, so you’ll know that I can handle a keyboard. At any rate, if you’re interested in carrying my column in <publication name>, please call me at <phone number>, and let’s talk it over.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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