Manuscript Preparation Guidelines

Marion Zimmer Bradley



Harriet Q. Hackwriter
123 Main Street
Berkeley CA 94701-1234
5600 words
The Dark Intruder
Elfrida Rivers

Always include your address. Even if you are submitting electronically, the editor will need your physical address at some point (usually to mail you a check).


Submission DOs and DON'Ts:

The Submission Package:

General Advice:

A good-looking manuscript never sold a rotten story; but I am convinced that if an editor has two marginally acceptable manuscripts on hand, he or she will keep the one that is easiest to read. A professionally presented manuscript encourages the editor to regard you as a professional and to take your story seriously -- and you can't ask for more than that!

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