1. Wordhacker

    Wordhacker Senior Member

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    Acceptable fonts for submitting manuscripts

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Wordhacker, Jul 20, 2012.

    What's the best font for submitting your manuscript to an agent or publisher? I heard Courier is the font to use. I have Courier New and Courier10 BT. Or is there a better font?
     
  2. louis1

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    Courier new or times new . check the submission guidelines of the agent/publisher
     
  3. nomadpenguin

    nomadpenguin Member

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    Just not Comic Sans...
     
  4. Cogito

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    Times New Roman is not a good choice, unless the publisher specifically lists it in their guidelines. Times New Roman is a rather crowded font, and moreover it is a proportional font, meaning barrower characters occupy less horizontal space than wider ones.

    Fixed, serif fonts are preferred for manuscripts, because the space around the narrower character makes many typographical errors more visible. Courier or Courier New are the mist frequently requested fonts. Fonts should be 12 pt and printed in black on white paper (or on screen). You should leave at least one inch margin on all sides, and double-space the text. If sending hard copy, print on one side only.
     
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    ditto that!
     
  6. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Alive in the Superunknown

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    Thanks for the thread, and the information.
     

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