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    Question about publishing fiction

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by writerdude11, Jun 15, 2013.

    Hey guys, I read that most publishers prefer that you submit your manuscript in The Chicago Style format. Is this true or is it really up to the individual publishers guidelines. I mostly write in in MLA format and want to know if i need to learn other formats to make my writing more marketable to publishers. Thanks and have a good day.
     
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    If a publisher is intrigued enough by your query to ask for your ms, why wouldn't you submit it according to their specific guidelines? Why shoot yourself in the foot?
     
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    what is preferred/required is standard ms submission format... you'll find the details here: http://www.shunn.net/format/

    but you should still check each agent's/publisher's submission guidelines and follow them to the letter, in case they want something other...
     

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