Proper manuscript format
Short stories — by post:
Short stories — by electronic submission:
Remember: ALWAYS look at the guidelines for the publisher or agency you’re submitting to. These are all guidelines, and individual markets will vary in their requirements. Though most publishers are fine with minor deviations from format, these people often get so many submissions that they’re looking for reasons to reject. Proper formatting shows the publisher or agent that you’re serious and you know what you’re doing by giving your manuscript a professional look.
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