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How do I format the manuscript for submission? 


Posted : September 7, 2021 12:21 am
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Posted by: @surhut_the_samwise

How do I format the manuscript for submission? 


Hey Shriya,

Here is a website that explains how to format a manuscript using the Shunn method (by William Shunn). This is the most commonly accepted one.

Remember that for this contest all the submissions must be anonymous. So, don't put your name, address, email, or phone number on the first page (or any page), and don't put your last name in the header on any of the pages, and check your file's meta-data also, to make sure it doesn't have your name listed as the "author" -- I believe lots of folks submit in .rtf in order to avoid that.
There are some helpful threads on the boards about this specifically.

If you have any confusions or questions, let us know. I'd be happy to send you a sample draft story with what the proper formatting looks like.

Great question, by the way! Proper formatting is one of the easiest things we as writers can do for our submissions to get recognized.

Alicia ♥

V32: HM (Q4)
V33: HM, HM, SHM, HM
V34: R, R, HM, HM
V35: HM, HM, R, HM
V36: R, R, SHM, R
V38: SF, X, SHM, SHM
V39: SHM, tbd, tbd

Posted : September 7, 2021 4:39 pm
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