Thanks! It did help. It's been years since I had written a cover letter and I was drawing a complete blank. I just sent the e-mail.
I actually ended up sending two Suite articles and one AC article (one of my older ones, before I knew about optimizing for web searches). The AC article is about breastfeeding, it's well researched and fleshed out a lot more than most of my other articles. It's the article I'm most proud of. So, now my fingers are crossed that I hear from them.
Kind of bad timing since the baby is due next month, but we'll see what happens. I'm hoping that they will hire me and just give me a few assignments a month to start. I think it will involve going to town board meetings, school functions and things of that nature. No matter what, I would LOVE to do it. I could be the babywearing, breastfeeding reporter sitting at a town board meeting taking notes.