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  1. Blackwaltz

    Blackwaltz Member

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    Manuscript

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Blackwaltz, Nov 23, 2010.

    What does a publisher look for in a manuscript? Is there a proper format or a general set of guidelines one should follow?
     
  2. Banzai

    Banzai One-time Mod, but on the road to recovery Contributor

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    Yes, basically.

    But you should always check the specific guidelines of the publisher you're submitting to. In most cases it will either say nothing (in which case use that format), or link to that page as an example.
     
  3. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    ...at first glance, format... after that, the opening... if the first is noticeably 'off' and/or the second doesn't 'hook' the reader, it's unlikely that s/he will bother to go any further...

    yes... what banzai provided a link to is a good general guide, but as he added, you should always follow each agent's/publisher's specific submission rules 'n regs, if they differ...
     
  4. Blackwaltz

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    Thanks! This helps a lot!
     
  5. Dauracul

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    That link was enormously helpful.

    EDIT: Nevermind on my question, I didn't browse the page enough! So I'll just leave it at thanks.
     

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