Entry Formatting

Entry Formatting

 


  • Entries shall be no more than 10,000 words
  • One inch margins and double spaced
  • 12 point font in Times New Roman
  • Align text left
  • Each chapter must start a third of way down the page, approximately 6-8 lines from the top of the page
  • The title of the manuscript shall be in the upper left hand corner of every page using the ‘Header’ feature
  • The page number shall be in the upper right corner
  • The title on the manuscript must match the title listed on the entry form
  • The title of the manuscript shall be used as the file name for the document minus any special characters; for example: a manuscript entitled Rose’s Thirty-First Birthday will be saved with the file name RosesThirtyFirstBirthday.rtf
  • All manuscripts must be submitted electronically as part of the Contest Entry Form
  • RTF file formats only
  • The name of the author must NOT be included anywhere in the manuscript. Your name must also be removed from the Document Properties information. Reference the following link for an example of how to remove personal information from Microsoft Word 2010 (other programs will vary): How to remove personal information from Word 2010 documents