submitted to Two
Brothers Press should strictly adhere to the following formats and file
types. Only electronic submissions, please, as an attachment in an
email to editor.
Further, when you submit a manuscript to be considered for copyediting,
submit the entire manuscript. We will perform a free copy-edit
first 10 pages. We are not in the business, however, of test-editing
for writers. That means that we will not edit 10 pages of your
manuscript without receiving the ENTIRE manuscript. There are no
exceptions to this procedure.
Any manuscript that does not adhere to these requirements will be
(.doc). Because Two Brothers
Press uses the track changes function in Word as the way to indicate
edits to a document, it will be necessary for the writer to both submit
work as a Word file and be able to read a Word file after it
been edited. MS Word is ubiquitous enough that most writers should not
have a problem with this.
text document must have
one-inch margins top, bottom,
blank lines between paragraphs,
except where there is a
change in point of view, passage of time, or other such transition that
needs a visual cue.
paragraphs should be indented
using the tab function—not with the spacebar.
- Text should have
flush left margins
and ragged right
margins. Since most computer fonts are now proportionally spaced, a
left and right justified margin setting often creates what appear to be
extra spaces between some words in a line of text. With a ragged right
margin, the false spaces disappear.
- There should be no excessive
and footer detail. At
most the header can contain the name of the book or author's name;
the footer should contain only page numbers.
- Use a minimum of
formatting. Don't try to submit a
manuscript formatted the way it will appear in book form. The
formatting functions and tools of Word or other word processing
software do not carry over consistently when the document is prepped