No writing this AM — too little sleep, too much upset, too many cramps.
I will be leading one of the novel writing workshops at WisCon this year, as I have for the last couple of years. The same thing has happened this year that has happened for the last couple of years, so I thought I’d say something. Again.
The submission guidelines for the workshop CLEARLY state that all submissions must be in manuscript format. Yet, again, this year, some aren’t.
I just — don’t get this. Why would you ever submit anything without following the guidelines? It makes you look so unprofessional. For that matter, why would you ever submit something when it wasn’t in manuscript format? It isn’t as if manuscript format is that difficult to learn. . .
Science Fiction/Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) has a bunch of articles about manuscript preparation, as well as other really useful articles, here:
So please, do yourself a favor. Look for, read, then follow the guidelines before you submit anything. Or I will sick Miho on you. When she’s feeling playful.