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Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript

ISBN-10: 1582972907
ISBN-13: 9781582972909
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Description: Throughout this easy-to-use guide, dozens of charts, lists, models and sidebars show writers everything they need to know to submit their work correctly and enhance their chances of being published.

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Throughout this easy-to-use guide, dozens of charts, lists, models and sidebars show writers everything they need to know to submit their work correctly and enhance their chances of being published.

Introduction
Nonfiction
Articles
What You Need to Submit
The Query Letter
Article query letter #1: nonfiction
Article query letter #2: nonfiction
Article query letter: nonfiction column
Query letter: mistakes to avoid
Electronic Queries
E-mail query
E-mail query: mistakes to avoid
Fax Queries
Follow-Up and Update Letters
Follow-up to query letter
Follow-up to article submission
Inquiry about late payment
Letter Offering Reprint Rights/Request for Guidelines Letter
Letter offering reprint rights
Request for guidelines letter: nonfiction
Reply Postcard
Reply postcards
The Article
Cover Letter
Electronic Cover Letter
Article cover letter: nonfiction
Article Manuscript
Article manuscript: nonfiction
Article manuscript, inside/end page: nonfiction
Sidebars
Article manuscript with sidebars: nonfiction
Article sidebar: nonfiction
Article sidebar, page 2: nonfiction
Electronic Article Manuscripts
Electronic manuscript submission
Submitting Photos and Graphics With Your Article
Caption list
Photo and graphic identification form
Submitting Information Graphic Material With Your Article
Information graphic text
Books
What You Need to Submit
Query to Agent
Electronic Query Letter to an Editor or Agent
Query letter to agent: nonfiction book
Query letter to agent: mistakes to avoid
Query to Book Editor
Query letter to book editor: nonfiction book
Query letter to book editor: mistakes to avoid
Book Proposals
Electronic Book Proposals
Cover Letter
Cover letter to agent: nonfiction book
Cover letter to editor: nonfiction book
Electronic Cover Letter
Cover Page
Cover page: nonfiction book proposal
Overview
Overview: nonfiction book proposal
Marketing Analysis
Marketing analysis: nonfiction book proposal
Competitive Analysis
Competitive analysis: nonfiction book proposal
Author Information
Author information: nonfiction book proposal
Chapter Outline
Chapter outline: nonfiction book proposal
Sample Chapter(s)
Sample chapters: nonfiction book proposal
Attachments
Attachments: nonfiction book proposal
Book Manuscript
Electronic Book Manuscript
Cover page: nonfiction book
Manuscript: nonfiction book
Sidebar, page 1: nonfiction book
Sidebar, page 2: nonfiction book
Front Matter
Table of Contents
Table of contents: nonfiction book
Dedications, Epigraphs and Inscriptions/Foreword
Dedication: nonfiction book
Epigraph: nonfiction book
Foreword: nonfiction book
Preface, Prologue, and Acknowledgments
Acknowledgments: nonfiction book
Back Matter
Endnotes: nonfiction book
Bibliography: nonfiction book
Glossary: nonfiction book
Short and Specialized Pieces
Fillers/Anecdotes
Filler/anecdote
Columns and Op-Eds
Personal Essays
Column/op-ed/personal essay
Radio and TV Commentaries
Radio and TV commentary
Fiction
Short Stories
What You Need to Submit
Request for Guidelines Letter
Request for guidelines letter: fiction
Cover Letter
Electronic Cover Letter
Short story cover letter
Cover letter: mistakes to avoid
Reply Postcards
Reply postcards
Short Story Manuscript
Electronic Short Story Manuscript
Short story manuscript: page 1
Short story manuscript: last page
Novels
The Novel Proposal
Query Letter to Agent or Publisher
Electronic Query Letter to an Agent or Publisher
Query to agent: novel
Query to agent: novel page 2
Query to agent: mistakes to avoid
Query to publisher: novel
Query to publisher: mistakes to avoid
Cover Letter
Electronic Cover Letter
Cover letter: novel proposal
Cover Page
Cover page: novel proposal
Table of Contents
Table of contents: novel proposal
Synopsis
Electronic Synopsis
Synopsis, page 1: novel proposal
Synopsis, page 2: novel proposal
Synopsis: mistakes to avoid
Outline
Electronic Outline
Outline: novel proposal
Outline: mistakes to avoid
Author Biography
Author biography information
Endorsements Page
Endorsements: novel proposal
The Novel Manuscript
Manuscript Pages
Electronic Novel Manuscript
Cover Letter
Cover letter: novel
Title Page
Title page: novel
Manuscript, page 1: novel
Manuscript, page 2: novel
Reply Postcard
Reply postcard: novel
Acknowledgments Page
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments: novel
Table of contents: novel
Dedication Page/Epigraph
dedication: novel
Epigraph: novel
Foreword/Preface
Foreword: novel
Preface: novel
Romance
Romance Novels
Romance Novel Query
Query to romance publisher
Query to romance publisher: mistakes to avoid
Mystery
Mystery Genre
Mystery Query
Query to mystery publisher
Query to mystery publisher: mistakes to avoid
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Horror
Query to science fiction/horror publisher
Query to science fiction/horror publisher: mistakes to avoid
Comics and Graphic Novels
Comics and Graphic Novel Manuscript
Comics/graphic novel scripts
Children's Writing
Picture Books
The Format
Query Letter and Manuscript
Children's picture book query letter
Cover letter: children's picture book
Manuscript for picture book
Mid-Grade and Young Adult Books
The Categories
Query Letter and Manuscript
Mid-grade and young adult book query letter
Mid-grade and young adult book query: mistakes to avoid
Children's Magazines
What to Submit
Query Letter and Manuscript
Children's magazine query letter
Children's magazine query: mistakes to avoid
Scripts
Automatic Formatting Software Programs for Scriptwriters and Playwrights
The Screenplay
Parts of a Script
Title Page
Title page: motion picture
Screenplay script
Screenplay script, page 2
Submitting Your Screenplay to an Agent or Production Company
The Query Letter
Electronic Query Letter
Query to production company: feature film
Outline, page 1: feature film
Submitting Your Script
Outlines and Treatments
Electronic Script Submissions
Outline, page 1: feature film
Treatment, page 1: feature film
TV Scripts
Submitting Television Scripts
The Query Letter
Electronic Query Letter
Query: television script
Television script query: mistakes to avoid
Sitcoms
Electronic Sitcom Script Submissions
Sitcom script
Sitcom script, page 2
Title Page
Title page: sitcom
The One-Hour Episodic Drama
Electronic One-Hour Episodic Drama Script Submissions
One-hour episodic drama script
One-hour episodic drama script, page 2
Title Page
Title page: one-hour episodic drama
Soaps
Electronic Soap Script Submissions
Soap opera script
Television Movies
Electronic Televisions Movie Script Submissions
Query letter to agent: television movie
The Audio/Video Script
Audio/Video Scripts for Corporate Clients
Audio/video script
The Play Script
The Stage Play
The Title Page
Title page: play
Act and Scene Breakdown Page
Cast of Characters Page
Act and scene breakdown page: play
Cast of characters: play
The Setting Page
Setting page: play
The Script Pages
Play script
Once Your Play Is Finished
VERSE
Poetry
Cover Letter
Electronic Cover Letter
Cover letter: poetry
Poetry cover letter: mistakes to avoid
Poem Submission
Electronic Poem Submission
Poetry submission
Greeting Cards
What to Submit
Greeting card submission
Record Keeping and Forms
Permission to use copyrighted material
Sample release form
Letter of agreement
Index

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