SILVER BOW PUBLISHING GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
FICTION and NO-FICTION SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Steps for MSS submissions
MARGINS: Set your pages up so that you have 1 inch margins (2.54 cm) on the left, right, top, and bottom of each page.
FONT: Use a 14 point type. Times New Roman Font. Use 18 pt for Chapter Title Pages
SPACING: Double space your lines so that your manuscript is easy to read. This is a standard manuscript format that also allows editors to add notes to your work.
INDENTATIONS: Indent your paragraphs by 3 spaces and do not add a space before each new paragraph. You should also indent the first line of all dialogue, unless it is the same character speaking after short descriptive text.
TEXT ALIGNMENT: Align your text evenly ( Justify Ctrl+J ).
CHAPTERS: Begin each chapter on a new page, and start 12 spaces down. A correctly formatted manuscript also includes the chapter title or number.
HEADERS: Incorporate running headers across the top of each page, approximately ½ inch (1.27 cm) from the top. Include only the manuscript title, Make the running header distinguishable from the manuscript text, but not so much so that it is overpowering. Don’t bold or capitalize each letter of the header.
PAGE NUMERS: Page Numbers are to be centered at the bottom of each page
COVER PAGE: Include a cover page with your fiction or non-fiction manuscript. Include the manuscript title, your name, agent contact information, if applicable, your contact information, and the word count. Center this information with a space in between each line.
COVER LETTER: Please submit a brief overview of the story, and a bio and curriculum of the author.
SUBMISSION VIA EMAIL: Submit in both word.doc and pdf file.
Send submission to firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMISSION VIA MAIL: Print your manuscript on a 20 lb (75 g) minimum, 8 1/2 x 11 (or A-4), bright white, stock. Always use black ink, and print on just one side of your paper. Never staple your pages or use paper that is three hole punched.
Send submission to:
Silver Bow Publishing, Box # 5 - 720 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC V3L3C5 CANADA
NOTE: SEND ONLY FULLY EDITED, FINAL MANUSCRIPTS
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