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ROUND TABLE WRITING

SHARON RUNDLE B.Ed (Adult Ed,LLN) UTS. SMSA Award. F.Faw.ACCW (JCU), CBA Prize

WRITER, TUTOR, MANUSCRIPT CONSULTANT

ABN: 69003395276

Member Australian Society of Authors, Professional Member Society of Editors NSW, Institute of Professional Editors, University of Technology Sydney Alumni, British Council Alumni

Co-Editor of The Fear Factor, Terror Incognita; Author of Changes & Chances, Co-author of Round Table Writing and Round Table Magic





PRESENTING A MANUSCRIPT

  • Use one side only of A4 paper
  • Send a typed or printed copy
  • Originals are best but really good quality photocopies are acceptable
  • Use a new or dark printer/toner
  • Use generous margins (at least 3cm) Do not justify margins
  • Type using double spacing or at least 1.5 line spacing
  • Type: END at the end of the story
  • Number the pages, make sure they are numbered consecutively
  • Use a header or footer to identify the work (title of work or author's name)
  • Attach a title page with title of story, author's name, word count, rights offered, name and address of recipient and author's contact address and numbers.
  • For competitions, the details on the title page and header/footer should follow competition rules, eg. nom-de-plume or omitting the author's name.
  • Do not mark the copy with corrections (if it needs correcting print out a new copy)
  • Make sure the copy is unmarked by food stains, coffee rings, paw marks, baby dribble, etc.
  • Use large paper clips (not pins or plastic sleeves or folders or other binders - except spring binders for book length manuscripts)
  • Attach Stamped Self-Addressed Enveloped (SSAE) (or similar, with sufficient postage for return)
  • Place your manuscript flat in A4 envelope or postpak bag or wrap book manuscripts in strong paper and string.
  • Always include a one-page synopsis or outline of your manuscript, including genre, number of pages and a word count.


    SUBMITTING A MANUSCRIPT

    Choose suitable publishers and go to the website for specific directions on how to submit your manuscript. Most publishers have a link with this information. Make sure you follow the directions carefully.



      Allen & Unwin - Friday Pitch - to Arena Imprint
    With access to agents and publishers almost impossible for many first-time authors, Louise Thurtell - fiction publisher of Allen and Unwin's new Arena imprint - has made every Friday her pitch day. Authors of adult popular fiction who are looking for publication can send Louise their FIRST chapter and a synopsis by email (preferably) or mail to reach her on a FRIDAY. Louise will read all submissions but will only get back to authors whose work she wants to take further.


    Allen & Unwin Main Page

     Giramondo Publishing

    Contact us by emailing: roundtablewritingmss@roundtablewriting.com




    Current at time of publishing.
    May 2010





                                                                                              

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