How-to Guides

Although each literary journal or independent press has its own specific guidelines for submitting work, the following are a few tenets that apply to nearly all fiction and nonfiction markets. Keep in mind these standards are used not because editors want all writers to be uniform, but simply because when all things look equal, editors can more objectively judge the work on its own merit.

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Manuscript Appearance:

Cover Letter:


Good luck!