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Manuscript formatting how to do

Type your real name, even if it’s your pseudonym and contact information; this can be an email, phone number or alternative form of communication is best to follow the guidelines for each agency, magazine agency or book agency.

Also, put the link to your website to highlight your previous blogs, previous articles or any past work you can highlight on your website.

You can increase your chances of publication by following a few standard guidelines regarding the physical format of your article or manuscript.

How to format a Manuscript

It should be your goal to make your manuscript readable for user suggestions as you would any other suggestions.

Use what works for you and discard anything you feel doesn’t work. If at all possible, try to make it so you can repeatedly use the same kind of manuscript for similar types of articles or magazines if at all possible.

Because it will become repetitive, and it is best to find a way to streamline the process in general when submitting a manuscript, you should use white 8 1/2 times 11, 20lb bound paper.

You should also choose a legible and professional-looking font to know all metallic or artsy footnotes. Your entire manuscript should be double-spaced with a 1 1/2-inch margin on all page sides.

Once you are ready to print your article or manuscript, you should print either on a laser printer or an inkjet printer.

Remember, articles should be written after you send a one-page query letter to an editor and the editor then ask you to write the article.

If, however, you are sending an article on spec to an editor, you should send both a query letter and the complete article.

Fiction and poetry are a little different from the non-fiction articles in that it is rarely queried.

More often than not, poetry and fiction editors want to review the complete manuscript before deciding.

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