GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
ALL MSS - DO NOT USE ANY FORMATTING OTHER THAN BELOW
HEADERS: DO NOT USE HEADERS OR FOOTERS
PAGE NUMERS: DO NOT NUMBER PAGES
INCLUDE TABLE OF CONTENTS BUT NO PAGE NUMBERS
FICTION and NON-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: Single space your lines using the 'no spacing' on the top ribbon tab in microsoft word documents.
INDENTATIONS: Indent your paragraphs by 3 spaces. You should also indent the first line of all dialogue, unless it is the same character speaking after short descriptive text.
TEXT ALIGNMENT: Distribute your text evenly ( Justify Ctrl+J ) or simply use ribbon tab stating the same.
CHAPTERS: Begin each chapter on a new page, and start 12 spaces down. A correctly formatted manuscript also includes the chapter title or number BUT not both.
MARGINS: Set your pages up with 1inch margins (2.54 centimeters) right, left, top and bottom
FONT: Use 14 point size and Times New Roman font. Use 16 point size for titles
SPACING: Choose "no spacing" from the top ribbon menu in microsoft word and then use your creative spacing and white space in your poems as you see fit.
DO NOT USE ANY FORMATTING
DO NOT USE HEADERS OR FOOTERS
DO NOT NUMBER PAGES
AND BEFORE SUBMTTING MSS CHOOSE CLEAR ALL FORMATTING AND RECHECK YOUR MSS TO ENSURE IT IS LAID OUT THE WAY YOU WANT AFTER CHOOSING CLEAR ALL FORMATTING.
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 8 1/2 x 11 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,
720 Sixth Street, Box # 5
New Westminster, BC V3L3C5
* A Division of Saddlestone Inc. * Est. 1987
NOTE: SEND ONLY FULLY EDITED, FINAL MANUSCRIPTS