I like a sentence that is propulsive. In Nightbitch, I was reveling in long sentences. I like a sentence that takes you into it, and then won’t let you out. But then I also think there’s something really beautiful about the deeply controlled, crystalline, finely distilled sentence that kind of has a ping at the end of it.
“Hi, this is who I am. I hope you’ll excuse the unsolicited email. I had a story idea that I thought would be perfect for X publication. Would you mind if I pitched to you?”