Wednesday, October 15, 2008
You're mailing a manuscript to an editor or agent. How careful are you? Find one mistake and comment on it. If all mistakes are found, comment on your favorite or one not mentioned.
Its two late to correct you're manuscript after you've submitted it, so be careful to check and correct mistakes a head of time.
Did you decide not to number the pages because you couldn't figure out how?
That's a lovely font, kind of like script. It's not the one asked for in the guidelines, but the editor or agent is sure to love it's look and also appreciate the lovely scent of the perfume you sprayed on the page.
Did you leave out little word?
Are their any words that spellcheck says are okay, but the spelling is incorrect for the context in yore manuscript?
Did your manuscript sit on the kitchen table and get all greasy before you put it in the male?
Did you remember to tell the publisher how great your manuscript is?
Since you didn't number the pages, maybe you should fasten them together with a giant staple.
The publisher has plenty of envelopes. You don't need to send one of your own for the response. Your manuscript will be excepted anyway and youll get that phone call any day very soon.
Morgan Mandel, Author of the Chicago mystery, Two Wrongs and the romantic comedy, Girl of My Dreams. For more from Morgan, see www.morganmandel.com