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    Copy/pasting in submission queries

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by John Franklin Dandridge, Aug 23, 2015.

    I've noticed most agents requests writing samples be copy/pasted into the body of email queries. Reason why, I can only assume. But is there a way to do this without paragraphs and indents being destroyed? Or do agents just not care about this?
     
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    You can paste it formatted in Outlook, for example, but depending on what email the agent is using and how it is set up it may come over as a wall of text. Best not to worry about indenting and put a double space between paragraphs. They ask for this to avoid viruses in attachments, I believe.
     
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    Viruses is what I assumed. It just seems so odd that they prefer blocks of texts.
     

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