“When you send something in anything other than Times New Roman 12-point font, I immediately convert to that.”
—literary agent Janet Reid, a.k.a. Query Shark
You’ve done everything right. You created a worthy protagonist and wrote a terrific story. You’ve listened to criticism and revised. You’ve edited every chapter and polished the words so your prose is squeaky-clean. If your next step is to query agents or editors, you need to prepare a professional-looking, easy-to-read manuscript for submission.
Today, most agents and editors accept manuscripts they’ve requested as e-mail attachments in a Word or ...