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 <>.
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 see <>.
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 <> 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 time.
We further invite you to send an author biography to accompany each essay.
Best regards,
TFAO Volunteer
Traditional Fine Arts Organization
PS: To learn more about volunteering at TFAO please see <>.


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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 are available.

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:

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