If you are serious about writing, then this collection of 20 top tips will give your submissions a fighting chance on the busy editor's desk.Whether you are submitting work to a parish magazine, a glossy national, or a competition entry, here is where you start and learn tips from experienced writers.
Layout of work
Although it is fascinating how many paper sizes are available to the more artistic (and concrete poetry is positively encouraged by a pc with a staggering range of formatting options), experimenting with your work in this way is not likely to impress many editors. Remember, editors avoid typing by scanning in your work. If you don’t believe what a computer can do, just run a thesaurus check over your list of favourite names (or less favourite editors’ names) – good for a laugh. The layout you have carefully created may look completely different in another font size, layout, tab positions, etc.