It sounds pretty ‘101’, but you would be surprised how many people think they can submit in a different way to that stated by the literary agency because of x, y or z. The number one rule on how to prepare your submission package for sending to a literary agent is ‘don’t ignore the submission guidelines’.
Does this sound familiar?
Correctly formatting and preparing your submission package is essential. Literary agents will usually specify guidelines on their website as to how to submit your manuscript. The guidelines will usually include manuscript layout and submission guidelines – study these carefully.
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