Submissions

Please direct submissions to tom@cullandco.com

Electronic submissions only. 

Submission Guidelines

  • Set the margins for your document at 3cm on all four sides.
  • Align to the left hand side only; the right hand side should remain jagged.
  • Use twelve point Times New Roman in black type only. Courier and Arial fonts is also  acceptable.
  • Lines should be double spaced with no extra spaces between paragraphs.
  • Single space between sentences after periods.
  • Indent new paragraphs and each new section of dialogue, with the exception of the opening paragraph of
  • a chapter or scene break. Don’t do this by hitting the tab key. Instead, set indentation to 1.25cm in Word
  • through Format->Paragraph->Section.
  • Indicate scene breaks by inserting a blank line and centering the hash sign (#) in the center of the line.
  • Insert a key word from the title in the top right header with the page number and your last name. E.g., Smith – Manuscript – page 1
  • Begin chapters on new pages. Center the chapter title, even if it’s only Chapter One (or Chapter 1), about one-third of the way down the page. Skip a couple of spaces and begin the text of the chapter.
  • Center a hash sign (#) one double-spaced blank line down at the end of the manuscript. Or, simply write The End.
  • Use italics for italicized words. Never underline in novel manuscripts.

Your title page should include:

  • The name of the work.
  • Your approximate word count, to the nearest hundred.
  • Your contact details formatted in the same font and size as the manuscript font.
  • Copyright details.
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