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Manuscript Cover Sheet
Manuscript Format
Book Proposal Outline
For more details, see Rachelle Gardner's article "How to Write a Book Proposal."
Manuscript Makeovers Cover Sheet
How to Sell
Your Manuscripts
at Write-to-Publish
Recommendations
"The Manuscript Makovers session was one of the high points of the conference for me. I will be better prepared now to send out my proposal and sample chapters."
—Judy Knox

"Attending the critique class [Manuscript Makeovers Group Session] was very educational and informative. This is what we need to know, so we can fall into the published or published again category."
—Susan Kinney

"When I headed south for my first time at the Write-to-Publish Conference, I was expecting to pitch one book, but learned instead that I am expecting twins (books, that is). How ironic, since the subject is infertility! Thanks Write-to-Publish!"
—Sarah Rollandini

 
These two services are available only to people who attend the conference. Do not send a manuscript before you register or without a completed cover sheet.

Manuscript Evaluations
The conference fee includes one free manuscript evaluation (strengths, weaknesses, marketability); one additional evaluation is $25. (Total allowed is two.) Manuscripts must be emailed in advance to be received by May 26; we will not accept any at the conference. However, individual appointments and critique groups provide opportunities for feedback from editors and other writers.

Follow These Guidelines
A manuscript may be one of these:
  • nonfiction article (about 1,500 words maximum)
  • book chapter (first chapter if it's a novel, about 10 pages maximum)
  • book proposal with first chapter (10-20 pages)
  • short story (about 1,500 words maximum)
  • devotional (or group of short devotionals, maximum three)
  • children's picture book
  • script/short skit (maximum 10 pages)
  • screenplay (first 10 pages)
  • Bible lesson plan (about 10 pages maximum)
  • small group Bible-study session (about 10 pages maximum)
  • group of poems (maximum five)
All manuscripts must be typed double-spaced, 12-point Times Roman/Times New Roman font, with one-inch margins on all sides. Do not combine manuscripts to reach the limit. Include your name, address, and email address on the first page.

Click the links on the left for manuscript format or book proposal outline.

Send a check with the second manuscript, payable to WordPro. Mail it to Lin Johnson, Write-to-Publish Manuscript, 9118 W. Elmwood Dr., Ste. 1G, Niles IL 60714-5820. Or send via PayPal to lin @ writetopublish.com; choose the option "Send money to friends and family."

Each manuscript must have a completed cover sheet; click the link on the left to download it. After you fill it out, combine it with your manuscript in one file; do not send separately. Name the file with your name and type of manuscript (e.g., novel chapter, picture book).

Email your manuscript to Jane Rubietta at jrubietta @ sbcglobal.net. If you have any questions about manuscripts, email her.


Manuscript Makeovers
If you want a more in-depth critique of a manuscript, Ginger Kolbaba is offering manuscript makeovers. For $40 she will give you a written, detailed critique of five to eight manuscript pages. Plus she will lecture on improving your writing, using representative samples from those submitted, in a group session Thursday at 8:15 p.m. Manuscripts must be mailed in advance to be received by June 1; limit one per conferee.

Follow These Guidelines
A manuscript may be one of these:
  • nonfiction article
  • nonfiction book chapter
  • first chapter of a novel
  • short story
  • devotional or group of short devotionals, maximum three
All manuscripts must be typed double-spaced, 12-point Times Roman/Times New Roman font, with one-inch margins on all sides. Do not send more than eight pages.

Enclose a check for $40 with the manuscript, payable to SGK Enterprises.

Each manuscript must have a completed cover sheet; click the link on the left to download it.

Fasten the pages with a paper clip; do not put them in a folder or notebook. Mail your manuscript flat to Ginger Kolbaba, SGK Enterprises Inc., 1176 Duncan Ave., Elgin IL 60120. If you have any questions, contact Ginger at ginger @ gingerkolbaba.com.

This service is limited to 50 conferees. After May 20, email Ginger first to be sure she can still take your manuscript.
 
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