Publishers have specific, standardized formatting they want you to use, and these guidelines are posted on their websites. When a call for submissions goes out, their editors will have no time to deal with badly formatted manuscripts.
If you can’t be bothered to follow their guidelines, they won’t be bothered to read your work.
For the most part, the requirements are basically the same from company to company with minor differences. To make sure your work conforms to the intended recipient’s requirements go to the publication’s website and read the standards they have laid out.
William Shunnhas established a standard format that is acceptable to most publishers. All of the following steps will come into play when you make your document look like his…
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