ALL DRESSED UP AND SOMEPLACE TO GO: THE PACKAGING OF A PAPER SUBMISSION

Let’s now consider issues that arise when filing a paper submission. A proposal’s packaging, which includes everything from how the proposal actually looks physically to the attachments enclosed with it, is every bit as important as the narrative story.
In the publishing world, writing a good story is only part of a much bigger process. After a manuscript arrives at the publisher, there are all sorts of considerations that must be addressed before the story gets into print. Will a book debut in hardcover or go straight to paperback? What typeface should be used? Are illustrations needed? These are some of the questions that a publisher must answer. As grantwriters, we ...

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