[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 483: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
[phpBB Debug] PHP Warning: in file [ROOT]/includes/bbcode.php on line 112: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is no longer supported, use preg_replace_callback instead
what is meant by.... : Conversation question • Writing Forum | WritersDigest.com

what is meant by....

Every month in Writer's Digest's InkWell section, we pose a question related to the writing life. Tell us your thoughts.
ece
Private E-1
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:49 pm

what is meant by....

Postby ece » Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:27 pm

Even though I'll have to wait to start sending out new queries since I need to break up my 206k novel into two....

when an agency requests the first five pages of your novel, and it's been written single-spaced, should one send out the actual first five pages that would actually look like ten pages since agencies want sample pages double-spaced?

I've been limiting to whatever their site asks for. So, if it's 5 pages, they are only getting 2 1/2 actual pages as I've written it.

Cripes, hope I'm not the only one wondering.

p.s. also, all sample pages should go out double-spaced? Even if it's not specified?

James A. Ritchie
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 4257
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:31 am

Re: what is meant by....

Postby James A. Ritchie » Fri Jun 13, 2014 6:01 pm


User avatar
DrG2
Colonel
 
Posts: 2726
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:13 pm

Re: what is meant by....

Postby DrG2 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:01 pm

research standard novel manuscript format.

Some variety in format is allowed, but do yourself a favor and get it right. Double spaced is standard.

ece
Private E-1
 
Posts: 17
Joined: Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:49 pm

Re: what is meant by....

Postby ece » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:47 pm


User avatar
DrG2
Colonel
 
Posts: 2726
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:13 pm

Re: what is meant by....

Postby DrG2 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:09 pm

it was different world when Jean Auel published clan of a the cave bear (it's also speculative fiction). In your query thread, I suggested how it is possible to still publish such a long first novel currently, if you are incredibly accomplished and a celebrity.

User avatar
mammamaia
Vice Commander in Chief
 
Posts: 7151
Joined: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:39 pm

Re: what is meant by....

Postby mammamaia » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:03 am

the number of pages shouldn't be a problem, since you should be using standard ms format, or at least convert your sample pages into the correct format before submitting them... to send single-spaced pages [unless told to] would be branding yourself a clueless beginner and not bode well for your acceptance by that agent...
ALL 6 e-book collections of my work are FREE...email me with "want free books" in subject line and include a message.

FREE writing help/mentoring: http://www.saysmom.com

"You must BE the change you wish to see in the world." Gandhi

User avatar
DrG2
Colonel
 
Posts: 2726
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:13 pm

Re: what is meant by....

Postby DrG2 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:28 pm


James A. Ritchie
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 4257
Joined: Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:31 am

Re: what is meant by....

Postby James A. Ritchie » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:56 am


TerryRodgers
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2973
Joined: Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:50 am

Re: what is meant by....

Postby TerryRodgers » Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:11 pm


User avatar
mammamaia
Vice Commander in Chief
 
Posts: 7151
Joined: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:39 pm

Re: what is meant by....

Postby mammamaia » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:05 am

i agree with all of that, terry...

however, in re the synopsis, though the one-page synopsis does get single-spaced, it seems to be the norm/mandate to double-space ones of 2 or more pages in length...
ALL 6 e-book collections of my work are FREE...email me with "want free books" in subject line and include a message.

FREE writing help/mentoring: http://www.saysmom.com

"You must BE the change you wish to see in the world." Gandhi

Next

Return to Conversation question

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests