If you are one of those people who want to take what has now become the traditional publishing route (as opposed to the eBook self-publishing revolution) and submit your fiction or non-fiction work to a literary agent, then you are going to need to know how to format your manuscript so that they don’t think you’re a complete amateur and turn to the next (correctly formatted) manuscript on their slush pile.
Here is how a manuscript should be formatted:
THE FRONT COVER PAGE
THE SECOND PAGE ONWARDS
This is the standard way to format a manuscript, but it is always worth checking with the agents of your choice to see if they have specific submission rules. These are usually found on their websites.
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