NOTE: SEND ONLY FULLY EDITED, FINAL MANUSCRIPTS
* A Division of Saddlestone Inc. * Est. 1987
QUERY FIRST and state number of pages in mss
send query email to email@example.com
GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
ALL MSS - DO NOT USE ANY FORMATTING (CLEAR ALL FORMATTING)
HEADERS: DO NOT USE HEADERS OR FOOTERS
PAGE NUMERS: DO NOT NUMBER PAGES
PAGE BREAKS: DO NOT USE PAGE BREAK
TABLES: DO NOT USE TABLES
IF YOU USE COPY AND PASTE USE THE OPTION DESTINATION THEME
OR MERGE FORMATTING
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 10 point type. Times New Roman Font. Use 18 pt for Chapter Title Pages QUERY FIRST to find out which one for your mss.
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. 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 chapter numbefr .
DO NOT USE PAGE BREAK
DO NOT USE TABLES
IF YOU USE COPY AND PASTE
ENSURE YOU CHOOSE DESTINATION OR MERGE FORMATTING
AND BEFORE YOU START YOUR MSS 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.
SUBMIt QUERY TO: firstname.lastname@example.org