How to format your manuscript

Learning to correctly format your manuscript is an important part of the submission process. Magazines and other publications often have preferred methods of submissions. The Odyssey Magazine prefers the following manuscript format. A pre-formatted text document is available for download on the right. 

  1. 1 inch margins all around

  2. Double spaced throughout with no space between paragraphs

  3. A title page that lists the title of the work, your name, and your contact information

  4. Page numbering: in the upper right hand corner with your last name,  a few words from the title, and then the number: name - title of work - #

  5. Save your document in an approved file format (.doc, .docx., .pdf, or .rtf).

  6. Make sure your font is Times New Roman 12 point throughout. 

  7. For publications with works cited pages, please use APA (American Psychological Association) format. See the LSSC Libraries for more information.

  8. If your story contains scenes, please place a pound sign (#) between scene changes

Use the link above to download a submission template!

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