Formatting & Italics for WotF Entries

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Formatting & Italics for WotF Entries

Postby MattDovey » Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:32 am

Word of God, y'all, straight from Dave himself:
Yes, for Writers of the Future, I prefer Courier 12 point font. That's the standard. Now, as little as two years ago, I still took the underline to denote italics, but it is just getting old-fashioned, and nearly all magazines now ask you to italicize the words now.


He'd specifically commented on my use of _underscores for italics_ in his edit of my manuscript, so I asked for clarification to pass on here & elsewhere. It's not the end of the world--clearly not, else I wouldn't be in a position to know this & pass it on--but it never hurts to send in a manuscript in exactly the format an editor wants to read. For WotF: 12pt, Courier, italics wotf009
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Re: Formatting & Italics for WotF Entries

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:05 am

wotf009
Much appreciate the update, Matt.

Might have been two years ago he posted the kick saying to underline...

I still remember his first few kicks after he re-took over the gig. He had all kinds of stuff to say after diving back into this mega slush pile.

But that was what, three years ago now?
He's edited 30, 31, and the upcoming 32.

Whew. Time flies.
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Re: Formatting & Italics for WotF Entries

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:57 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:wotf009
Much appreciate the update, Matt.

Might have been two years ago he posted the kick saying to underline...

I still remember his first few kicks after he re-took over the gig. He had all kinds of stuff to say after diving back into this mega slush pile.

But that was what, three years ago now?
He's edited 30, 31, and the upcoming 32.

Whew. Time flies.


He also edited V29.
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Re: Formatting & Italics for WotF Entries

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:20 am

Right!
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Re: Formatting & Italics for WotF Entries

Postby s_c_baker » Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:03 pm

As a counter-point, I submitted in underlines and didn't get a comment.

But my underlines had been changed to italics by the time I got my story to edit for publication.

So... what Matt said. wotf019
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