How to Format your Poetry Manuscript for Submission

December 21, 2013
How to Format your Poetry Manuscript for Submission

How to Format your Poetry Manuscript for Submission


1          Establish your Final Book Size

            6 by 9

            5 by 8

            5 ½ by 8 ½

            8 by 10

            8 ½ by 11


2          Set Word Document up to appropriate Size *


3          Set Margins accordingly *


            Top :                .75inches

            Bottom :           .75 inches

            Left                1.0 inches

            Right              1.0 inches


4          Text must be Single Spaced



5          Font : 12 pt. Times Roman


6          Titles must be Underlined

            with 2 spaces between Poem Body


7          Do not insert Pictures / Graphics in Manuscript

            (must be sent as separate attachment)


8          Construct a Table Of Contents (TOC)

            as your work appears


9          Send in separate attachment the following as applies


                  About The Author / Bio






                  Pictures / Graphics

                  Table of Contents (TOC)


10        Cover Page should include the following


                  Title of Work

                  Author’s Full and Legal Name

                  Author’s Mailing Address

                  Author’s Telephone Number




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