Dear Mr. Editor,
I realize this is awful forward of me, but how else will you know me? And worse, how else will I get an answer? I am writing sir, in hopes that you can clear up something for me.
My best friend, Cole, says I am a good writer, only no one will ever publish me because I am way too cynical for a girl. I think that is silly, of course, because I AM a girl. Anyway, I have written an article for your paper about how the people in our town are missing their true purposes; ones that are right under their noses. I send this to you with the hopes you would publish it for me to prove that girls can be just as cynical as boys, and still be a writer.
If you don't publish it, I guess I'll have my answer.
Thankful that you are smarter than Cole,