Common Errors in Fiction Manuscripts, Part 9

Formatting the manuscript
So now you’ve edited and honed your manuscript into the best possible work you can. And you’re ready to submit.

Here at Five Rivers we’re big on less is more. So, pay attention to our submission requirements, which are:

  • email only, no hard copy submissions
  • DOC or RTF format
  • Times New Roman 12 point typeface
  • double-spaced
  • 1” margins

Do not under any circumstances use any of Word’s built-in formatting for chapters, headers, etc. We will only strip it out, and having to do so will make us cranky. It’s not nice to make us cranky.

Now go forth, write a glorious work!

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