Sample Inquiry Letters:
"introduction of TFAO
to a publisher regarding an essay"
Volunteers write email letters on behalf of TFAO from their
own computers using their personal email addresses. The following letter
may be used as a template for sending a letter to a publisher introducing
TFAO in advance of an author contacting the publisher.
- Subject: (name of author)
- Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) is a non-profit organization
dedicated to furthering education in American art through grants, online
publication and research. A special TFAO emphasis is building an archive
of material, authored by scholars and other informed individuals, beneficial
for the study of art history in the United States. The home page for TFAO
is located at <http://www.tfaoi.org>.
- As a public service, without charge to readers, TFAO publishes scholarly
articles and essays relating to American representational art in its publication
Resource Library. For Resource Library's home page please
- For essays exceeding 600 words in length, within the book referenced
above, TFAO will be pleased to publish them online (without illustrations)
in Resource Library. Benefits of this service may be found at <http://tfaoi.org/aa/4aa/4aa338c.htm>
as well as information on additional online publishing options.
- If agreeable, please send the essay or essays with accompanying footnotes
in .doc file format or as plain text in an email. Please do not send
paper-printed catalogues, .pdf files or .docx files.
- Please note additionally in your email to us your organization's permission,
as copyright owner of each essay, for TFAO to reprint online in Resource
Library the corresponding essay. If your organization does not solely
own the copyright, please ask other copyright holders to email their approvals
to you so that you may send all approvals and essays to us at the same
- We further invite you to send an author biography to accompany each
- Best regards,
- TFAO Volunteer
- Traditional Fine Arts Organization
- PS: To learn more about volunteering at TFAO please see <http://www.tfaoi.org/aa/4aa/4aa60.htm>.
About volunteering at TFAO
Traditional Fine Arts Organization's (TFAO) Digital
Library and its publication Resource
Library welcome volunteers to further the broadening of knowledge
of American representational art. College interns are also welcome.
When you become a virtual volunteer you can help TFAO any
time and anywhere. Projects are completed off-site in residences of volunteers
or at other locations where access to the Internet and/or OCR scanning equipment
Virtual volunteering is suited for individuals studying
library science, art history and and others who enjoy research in order
to expand and make more readily available knowledge of American fine arts.
Interns and volunteers choose their own hours. We are proud to acknowledge
our volunteers' efforts in published texts. Project-related out-of-pocket
expenses are reimbursable.
Do you want to learn more about virtual volunteering at
TFAO? Please send an email to:
Resource Library for thousands of articles and essays on American
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