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2011 Literary Contest Formatting Requirements

Books and Short Stories: (standard manuscript format example PDF)

1.  Double-space your manuscript and indent the paragraphs five (5) spaces.   
     Set all margins at one (1) inch. 

2.  Use 12 point Times Roman font.

3.  Paragraphs  Do not put a carriage return between paragraphs unless it's a
     change of scene.  Separate lines between paragraphs (change of scene) with 
     a centered # sign.

4.  Title page:  Put your (real) name, address and contact information on the top
     hand left corner of the title page.  Put your title centered on the page with the 
     author(s) real or pen name(s) underneath:  
     ________________________________________________________________

     Contact Name
     Address
     City, State 00000
     (000) 000-0000
     name@email.com (must match the email on your entry form)
     © date name (Copyright notice - copyright your work before sending)
     Total word count:  xxxxxx


Title of Work

by

Author(s)


    
     Text of manuscript starts here...

     ________________________________________________________________ 



6.  Headers.  Right-justify and include your last name, the title, and page number:   


                                                                                  Author / Title / 3   


7.  Entry Format:  Manuscripts must be uploaded online through the entry form. 
     PDF:  PDF's are preferred.  If a PDF is unavailable, you can submit to the 
     contest with a WORD (doc) or TXT document. 

8. Maximum file size for non-art/photography based entries: 1MB

9. Maximum file size for art/photography entries: 5MB (zip file is acceptable). 

10. Approximate minimum/maximum word count for book: 60,000-120,000.   
     Approximate minimum/maximum word count for short story:  3,000-12,000.   

11. Authors.  All contestants, by entering, agree to terms and conditions and contest rules.   

Articles:

1.  Double-space your article.  Set all margins at one (1) inch. 

2.  Use 12 point Times Roman font.

3. External source copy should be blockquoted, available for fair or partial use, must not violate anyone's copyright, it should be limited to 2 paragraphs from each specific source (and not more than 20% of that specific source's text, unless it is public domain or press release material). Blockquotes must be within the author's text, not as the first or last item.

4.  Photos must be public domain, fair use, or personally shot by the
    author with permissions included.

5.  Entry Format:  Articles must be uploaded online through the entry form. 
     PDF:  PDF's are preferred.  If a PDF is unavailable, you can submit to the 
     contest with a WORD (doc) or TXT document. 

6.  Maximum size for non-art/photography category entries: 1MB

7.  Maximum size for art/photography category entries: 5MB (zip file is acceptable). 

8.  Approximate minimum/maximum word count for article: 1000-2,500. 

9.  Authors.  All contestants, by entering, agree to terms and conditions and contest rules.