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While you’ll find some variation in the ways different writers format their manuscripts, no one departs far from what I’ve outlined above. Still, you should always check a market’s submission guidelines before sending your work. If their rules differ from these, follow theirs. At the very least, these suggestions will guarantee your work looks professional when it arrives. How the story itself comes across is an entirely separate matter--and that part’s all up to you. Knock ’em dead!
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Last updated 12 July 2021


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