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Manuscripts

Manuscripts shared within the Midtown Writers' Circle do not have to conform to a particular format. However, anyone who plans to publish material is encouraged to get used to a typical manuscript format.

Manuscript format details can vary depending on who you are submitting your story to. Always check for any writer/manuscript guidelines that outline such details. Nonetheless, the below example should be close to most format preferences.

#### Perry / TITLE WORDS / 1 ####
Edgar Poe
532 N. 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
215-597-8780
edgar@anxiety-panic.com
about 160 words










STORY TITLE

by Edgar Perry



##### Header should start on page one and read "byline-

surname (whole name if surname common) / one-or-two-words-

from-title / page-number" and be right justified.

##### The story title should be in capital letters and about

half way down the first page to allow for editor notes. The

byline can feature a pseudonym rather than your real name.

##### While short stories begin on page one about four lines

beneath the byline, novels should begin on page two.

##### Paragraphs start indented (five spaces) and not with





#### Perry / TITLE WORDS / 2 ####

extra line between paragraphs. Use Courier font with point

size 12, double spaced, left justified only.

##### Page margins should be at least an inch. Print on

only one side of page. Always use black text on white

background. Use of any other color scheme is generally

frowned upon.

##### To indicate a forced line break, do not use a blank

line, but use a pound/hash (#) centered on its own line.

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##### Do not end story with "The End." The story ends simply

with the last line of the story.






















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