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When Sending a Full Manuscript...

Postby Spinners » Fri May 20, 2016 5:34 am

This is a hypothetical question right now, should the occasion arise one day: If requested to send a full manuscript, should all pages be placed into one Word file? Presently, my 200 page novel is saved by chapter. Prior to submission, I might "zip" these all into one neat package. Or, is one, lengthy Word file the convention? Also, is it acceptable to submit a manuscript as a pdf(s), instead of the Word document? ...What is the accepted practice?

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Re: When Sending a Full Manuscript...

Postby pls » Fri May 20, 2016 10:04 am

One Word document, single-spaced if electronic. Don't send an attachment unless the agent specifically asks for it.
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Re: When Sending a Full Manuscript...

Postby Spinners » Fri May 20, 2016 8:33 pm

Thanks, Pls. (What a pain!) But, as it is written, so shall it be (should the moment arise)!

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Re: When Sending a Full Manuscript...

Postby TWErvin2 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:26 am

One file.

Agents/publishers will indicate what they want (format). Generally they prefer a Word document in .doc or .docx, or an .rtf file. They will say if they prefer single/double spaced, the font and size, etc. if it makes a difference to them. All of that is easy for you to do on your end with your completed novel (changing fonts/margins, etc.)

Usually there is a form that's filled out and the file is uploaded. Other times, an email with an attached file. I've not heard of many preferring a .pdf file format.

Note: You may run across publishers/agents that initially don't want the entire novel...first fifty pages or first three chapters, and possibly a synopsis of the novel.


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