Manuscript Formatting - The Literary Consultancy

Manuscript Formatting Guidelines

Please double check that your manuscript is correctly formatted in order to ensure that your manuscript assessment is not delayed.

To submit to TLC, your manuscript must be:

  • In a 12-point standard font (e.g., Times New Roman, Cambria, Arial)
  • Double-spaced (click here for step-by-step instructions)
  • Page numbered (click here for step-by-step instructions)
  • In an attached Word document if you are submitting by email OR
  • On single-sided A4 paper if you are submitting per post

If you’re unsure, you can print out our PDF sample page and compare it to a printed page from your own manuscript, or get in touch with us before sending your manuscript in. We want to save you the hassle and expense of having to reprint it.

For more information about submitting a synopsis and cover letter, please see our Questions Answered page.

Example of a formatted page

Here is a snapshot of some correctly formatted text. Click on the link below the image to download a printable page for you to compare against your text.

TLC sample formatted text

TLC formatting document (downloadable PDF)

How to submit your work

Once you have formatted your work correctly please refer back to the Fees and Submissions page to complete the process.