Is there a certain way to format a manuscript for submission?
Every publisher has their preference, so it is very important that you do your homework (yes, one of my favourite phrases) and read the submission page of the publisher(s) that you are interested in submitting.
On average, most publishers don’t like fancy fonts, spaces between paragraphs or big margins.
If you cannot find specific instructions from the publisher, best to go with the general industry standard:
Double spacedOne inch margins
Times New Roman 12 font
Each chapter beginning on a new page
and most importantly, all in one file.
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