Australian Society of Authors, Professional Member Society of Editors
NSW, Institute of Professional Editors, University of Technology Sydney
British Council Alumni
of The Fear Factor, Terror Incognita; Author of
Changes & Chances, Co-author of Round
Writing and Round Table
Use one side only of A4 paper
Send a typed or printed copy
Originals are best but really good quality photocopies are
Use a new or dark printer/toner
Use generous margins (at least 3cm) Do not justify margins
Type using double spacing or at least 1.5 line spacing
Type: END at the end of the story
Number the pages, make sure they are numbered consecutively
Use a header or footer to identify the work (title of work or
Attach a title page with title of story, author's name, word
count, rights offered, name and address of recipient and author's
contact address and numbers.
For competitions, the details on the title page and
header/footer should follow competition rules, eg. nom-de-plume or
omitting the author's name.
Do not mark the copy with corrections (if it needs correcting
print out a new copy)
Make sure the copy is unmarked by food stains, coffee rings,
paw marks, baby dribble, etc.
Use large paper clips (not pins or plastic sleeves or folders
or other binders - except spring binders for book length manuscripts)
Attach Stamped Self-Addressed Enveloped (SSAE) (or similar,
with sufficient postage for return)
Place your manuscript flat in A4 envelope or postpak bag or
wrap book manuscripts in strong paper and string.
include a one-page synopsis or outline of your manuscript,
genre, number of pages and a word count.
Choose suitable publishers and go to the website for specific
directions on how to submit your manuscript. Most publishers have a link
with this information. Make sure you follow the directions carefully.
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