Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Re-direct: The Secret Handshake?

On SF Novelists, I ask the question -- is there a secret handshake to getting published? You might be surprised by my answer.


Michael Damian Thomas said...

Great, another thing that I need to worry about. :)

Excuse me while I spend the rest of the morning changing my manuscript format...

Thanks, Lyda. You have no idea how helpful all of this advice is. I would never have guessed that there was a preferred format for SF submissions. I was just going to follow MLA rules.

Anonymous said...

Courier??? The editor I work with want Times New Roman.

Some editors only take manuscripts mailed in. Some only take emails. Mine changed from send as a .doc file to send as a .rtf file.

I think the key here is professionalism. As part of the query process ask not only, would you like a manuscript like this, but how would you like that delivered to you?

Anonymous said...

A publisher I submitted to last Fall accepted only Times New Roman, 10pt, 1.5 line spacing. I was blind by the time I reformatted that manuscript.