Melissa Ann Singer

Editor

Forge Books

Nightfire Books

Senior Editor at Tor/Forge/Nightfire and all-around nerd. Single Mother by Choice. All opinions my own. demi she/her

Melissa Ann Singer
@maseditor
Editor
Senior Editor at Tor/Forge/Nightfire and all-around nerd. Single Mother by Choice. All opinions my own. demi she/her
36 MSWL
10 Tips

dear writers: standard ms. format does not call for extra space between paragraphs.
#pubtip
#seriouslyjusttypethething
#dontstresstheformat

Melissa Ann Singer
@maseditor
Editor
Senior Editor at Tor/Forge/Nightfire and all-around nerd. Single Mother by Choice. All opinions my own. demi she/her
36 MSWL
10 Tips

Reportedly some1 @ #PNWA16 is telling ppl 2 submit 2 agents who didn't ask @ pitch bc "they won't remember."
#pubtip: DO NOT DO THIS

Melissa Ann Singer
@maseditor
Editor
Senior Editor at Tor/Forge/Nightfire and all-around nerd. Single Mother by Choice. All opinions my own. demi she/her
36 MSWL
10 Tips

seriously: don't do this. #protip #pubtip #writetip
(same writer as last time; different pizzeria) http://t.co/c1TeWOYnPh

Melissa Ann Singer
@maseditor
Editor
Senior Editor at Tor/Forge/Nightfire and all-around nerd. Single Mother by Choice. All opinions my own. demi she/her
36 MSWL
10 Tips

when formatting submissions:
1) title and author's name on page 1
2) serif font
3) no space between paragraphs
4) indent paragraphs
#pubtip

Melissa Ann Singer
@maseditor
Editor
Senior Editor at Tor/Forge/Nightfire and all-around nerd. Single Mother by Choice. All opinions my own. demi she/her
36 MSWL
10 Tips

when submitting:
good idea for agents to put their name & contact info in ms. file. not necessary, but nice.
#pubtip

Melissa Ann Singer
@maseditor
Editor
Senior Editor at Tor/Forge/Nightfire and all-around nerd. Single Mother by Choice. All opinions my own. demi she/her
36 MSWL
10 Tips

when submitting:
title of book and title of file should match. makes it easier for us to find stuff later.
#pubtip

Melissa Ann Singer
@maseditor
Editor
Senior Editor at Tor/Forge/Nightfire and all-around nerd. Single Mother by Choice. All opinions my own. demi she/her
36 MSWL
10 Tips

when submitting:
simple, clean formatting.
many editors reformat for their readers so it can be annoying to have to "unformat"
#pubtip

Melissa Ann Singer
@maseditor
Editor
Senior Editor at Tor/Forge/Nightfire and all-around nerd. Single Mother by Choice. All opinions my own. demi she/her
36 MSWL
10 Tips

when submitting:
no illustrations, especially no cover illustrations
if _required_ by story, okay, but not for decoration.
#pubtip

Melissa Ann Singer
@maseditor
Editor
Senior Editor at Tor/Forge/Nightfire and all-around nerd. Single Mother by Choice. All opinions my own. demi she/her
36 MSWL
10 Tips

when submitting:
no fancy fonts. simple, serif fonts are preferred
#pubtip

Melissa Ann Singer
@maseditor
Editor
Senior Editor at Tor/Forge/Nightfire and all-around nerd. Single Mother by Choice. All opinions my own. demi she/her
36 MSWL
10 Tips

when submitting:
don't justify, flush left is best
#pubtip