Submissions

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[vcex_heading text=”FICTION GENRES” text_align=”center” link_local_scroll=”” font_size=”20px”]

Action / Adventure
Biographical
Chick Lit
Children’s
Christian
Coming of Age
Contemporary
Family Life / Saga
Fantasy
Historical
Horror
Humor
Inspirational
LGBT
Literary Fiction
Mainstream
Medical
Military / War
Mystery / Crime
Paranormal
Romance
Science Fiction
Thriller / Suspense
Western
Women’s Fiction
Young Adult

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Animals
Architecture
Art
Biography / Autobiography
Business / Economics
Cookbooks / Food / Wine
Crafts / Hobbies
Cultural
Family / Relationships / Child Rearing
Health / Fitness
History
Home / Garden
Humor
Inspirational
Juvenile Nonfiction
Military / War
Philosophy
Photography
Religious
Science
Self-Help
Sports / Recreation
Travel
True Crime

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The following are general guidelines for manuscript preparation. Please check with agent and publisher specifications for additional requirements before you upload your manuscript to them.

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Agents and publishers prefer to have completed manuscripts for fiction submissions.
Basic formatting:

  • Save your file as a .doc, .docx or .pdf format
  • The document should be double-spaced with paragraphs indented
  • Use Times Roman (or similar serif font) at 12 point
  • Put your title, word count and draft version on the title page
  • Number the pages (bottom-right)
  • Margins should be one inch on top and both sides; one and a half inches on the bottom
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Agents and publishers accept book proposals for non-fiction projects. Manuscripts are not usually required. Basic elements in a proposal:

  • Cover page and the proposal’s table of contents
  • A two-page overview of the entire proposal
  • Target market that will buy this book and why
  • Competitive analysis of competing book titles and why yours is different or better
  • Author bio and platform explaining why you are the perfect choice to write this book
  • Marketing and promotion plan defining what you can do to market and promote the book
  • Chapter outline with a brief description of each one
  • One to three sample chapters formatted like the manuscript under fiction..
  • Save your file as a .doc, .docx or .pdf format
  • Use Times Roman (or similar serif font) at 12 point
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