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emir007
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Questions about Word Scheme

Postby emir007 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:53 am

Hi, I'm gonna apply this contest from another foreign country and English is not my mother language. Because of this sitution I couldn't understand clearly. Could you help me about these questions? and could someone send a sample of Word scheme?


1- Which punto which we use?
2-What is the number of margins?
3- As stated in the rules ''Entries submitted electronically must be double-spaced and must include the title and page number on each page, but not the author’s name.'' What is the double-spaced exactly?

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Re: Questions about Word Scheme

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:23 am

12 point font; Courier is preferred.

One inch margins.

Double-spacing, as opposed to single or 1.5 spacing, essentially means that there is a full line of space after every line of text. Most word processors have a tool that will let you change the spacing automatically rather than having to enter them manually. (The ones without that option are probably not ones you'd want to use anyway.) The tool is usually called "Line Spacing".

One of these two links may make the formatting easier for you to understand. They give detailed descriptions of proper manuscript formatting. They also use practical examples; they are both written in manuscript format.

(Do keep in mind that you'll want to keep personal identifying information out of your Writers of the Future submission. Most magazines ask for name, address, etcetera, but Writers of the Future is an anonymous contest, so personal identifying information gets put into their contest entry form instead.)

http://www.sfwa.org/2008/11/manuscript-preparation/

https://www.shunn.net/format/story.html
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Re: Questions about Word Scheme

Postby emir007 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:48 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:12 point font; Courier is preferred.

One inch margins.

Double-spacing, as opposed to single or 1.5 spacing, essentially means that there is a full line of space after every line of text. Most word processors have a tool that will let you change the spacing automatically rather than having to enter them manually. (The ones without that option are probably not ones you'd want to use anyway.) The tool is usually called "Line Spacing".

One of these two links may make the formatting easier for you to understand. They give detailed descriptions of proper manuscript formatting. They also use practical examples; they are both written in manuscript format.

(Do keep in mind that you'll want to keep personal identifying information out of your Writers of the Future submission. Most magazines ask for name, address, etcetera, but Writers of the Future is an anonymous contest, so personal identifying information gets put into their contest entry form instead.)

http://www.sfwa.org/2008/11/manuscript-preparation/

https://www.shunn.net/format/story.html



Thank you so much.
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