VKA - Virginia Kidd Agency

Electronic Manuscript Requirements

  1. Upon printing out, manuscripts must be one-sided, on 8.5x11 sheets, with minimum 1" margins. Print a few pages. Make sure the pages come out that way.
  2. Lines: double-spaced.
  3. Font: preferably Times New Roman, 12 point minimum
  4. Paragraphs: indent the first line five spaces.
  5. Italics: indicate by underlining.
  6. Hyphenation: Don't. The publisher takes care of that.
  7. Blank lines: center a # character in the line.
  8. First page top: your real name, e.g. "Jane Deering."
  9. First page, top right: reasonably accurate word count.
  10. First page, dead center: Story Title.
  11. Immediately after title: "by Janette Doe" — pen name can go here.
  12. Omit copyright notice and rights statements.
  13. Begin the story one blank line under "by Janette Doe."
  14. On subsequent pages, last name and page number at upper right: Deering/2
  15. Last page: Center the word "end."
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