Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript Review
Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript by Jack & Glenda Neff, Don PruesWriter's Digest Books, November 1999.
Trade Paperback, 248 pages.
Writers will be very pleased with this detailed guide to manuscript formatting and submitting. The guide provides detailed instruction, full-page samples with pointers and do's and don'ts to help writers learn how to submit their work appropriately. The book covers all types of manuscripts and submissions, including freelance articles, freelance queries, book manuscripts, book proposals, agent and editor queries, fillers, short stories, novels, screenplays, television scripts, plays, poetry and greeting cards. The appendix includes information about record keeping and forms, a permission form to use copyrighted material, a sample release form and a letter of agreement.
This book does the best job to date of showing writers how to submit their work in the correct format and style. The most valuable parts of the book are the highly detailed samples which show the correct format needed for each type of manuscript. The samples include even the tiniest details -- such as margin size, where to indent, center and underline, word counts and page numbering -- that you need to catch an editor's eye. This is a reference that writers will consult over and over again. Highly recommended.
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