Saturday, December 13, 2008

Random Manuscript Facts

  • 100 double-spaced manuscript pages, in Times New Roman 12 pt font, equals approximately 25,000 words
  • to figure out how many pages your manuscript might be in print, multiply the number of double-spaced manuscript pages you have (Times New Roman, 12 pt font) by 5; then, divide the total by 4. So 160 manuscript pages x 5 = 800; 800 / 4 = 200 published pages.
  • Even though most of us are not likely to write Star Trek novels, it might be a good idea to review the submission guidelines for them. The guidelines contain some good advice.