Standard manuscript format

Standard manuscript format is a formatting style for manuscripts of short stories, novels, poems and other literary works.wikipedia
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Manuscript (publishing)

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As formatting of a short story is considered the most general rubric for manuscript submissions, it is referred to as the standard manuscript format and is easily distinguishable from most published material.

Desktop publishing

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Even with the advent of desktop publishing, making it possible for anyone to prepare text that appears professionally typeset, many publishers still require authors to submit manuscripts within their respective guidelines.

Typesetting

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Even with the advent of desktop publishing, making it possible for anyone to prepare text that appears professionally typeset, many publishers still require authors to submit manuscripts within their respective guidelines.

Monospaced font

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Word count

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Writers can add the word count of the manuscript, although this may also be noted on a query letter.

Query letter

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Writers can add the word count of the manuscript, although this may also be noted on a query letter.

Margin (typography)

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If the correct font size is used, and if the margins are set so that lines contain an average of 60 characters, the editor can easily assume that there are 10 words per line.

Style guide

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Although publishers guidelines for formatting are the most critical resource for authors, style guides are also key references for authors preparing manuscripts since "virtually all professional editors work closely with one of them in editing a manuscript for publication."

List of style guides

The SBL Handbook of Style for Biblical Studies and Related Disciplines

Sentence spacing

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