Crazy Ink takes submissions in all genres on a rolling basis. We will consider select pre-published books but prefer new, never released titles. Authors who submit without adhering to CI guidelines will be asked to reformat their work before it is reviewed by the submissions team. We do our best to respond within six weeks. If you have not heard back after six weeks, please inquire again! MANUSCRIPT MANDATORY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Effective March 5, 2018
Please submit all manuscripts in the following format:
All files should be in Microsoft Word (doc. or docx. files)
Font Style: Times New Roman
Font Size: 12 pt.
Line Spacing: Single
Do not use tabs or spaces for indentations.
No extra spaces between paragraphs except for scene breaks, POV changes, and time changes.
The first paragraph of each chapter should start at the left margin.
Chapter numbers should start at the left margin with one empty line after the chapter number. When moving to the next chapter, do not press numerous “enters”. Instead, press Control and Enter at the same time and it makes a page break that starts at the top margin.
Mark scene breaks, POV changes or time changes with three asterisks (***) (no spaces in between *'s)
Leave one empty line before and after each *** for scene, POV, and time changes.
Do not use spaces with ellipses (should be word...word).
Use formatted, indented paragraphs only (no tabs or spaces). See below for instructions*.
*Format paragraphs as follows to get proper formatting: 1. Highlight paragraph(s) to be formatted or when starting a new document. 2. Go to: “Format” 3. Go to: “Paragraph” 4. Under “Indentions” “Left” enter “0” "Right" enter "0" “Special” enter “First Line” "By" enter "0.4" NOT .5. 5. Under “Spacing” “Line Spacing” enter “Single” 6. Click “OK”
Please DO NOT: • Use ANY song lyrics; it is a copyright infringement. • Use email addresses—real or fake • Use tabs or spaces for indentations • Use spaces with ellipses (should be word...word) • Use spaces with em dash. (Example: Feeling violated, she hurried to her locker to get dressed, but found it wide open and her bag containing all of her stuff—clothes, phone, and keys—all gone.) For PC: type the word--word (no space before or after dashes) For MAC: use shift + option + (- button, next to the 0) all at the same time to create appropriate em dash.
* Author bio/logo/photo * Story blurb, genre and word count * Prior publishing credits * A reversion of rights letter if your book has been previously published by another publisher that clearly states the rights are yours and yours alone