Manuscript Submissions


Here is the standardized guide. If we can fix it we will, if we can’t we’ll ask you to re-format on your end and send it again.

-.odt or .doc format. .docx is also acceptable

– Arial Font, Size 12
– No indents
– Single line between paragraphs and dialogue
– no headers or footers
– no page numbers
– Black ink ONLY
– do not include your name on each page
-Don’t get fancy with the * sign. If you put that in your document three times in a row Bloody Mary appears… not really, but it might be preferably to what actually happens.
-Same with bullets. Use them if you must but they are annoying. I know some computers decide to use them whether you want it to or not *glares at laptop*

The bottom line with these rules is very easy: Keep it simple. If you make a mistake like double spacing it’s not a big deal for us to fix ditto with font etc. It’s when people get fancy with colors, headers, footers etc that we have a hard time.
We generally accept most formats although we prefer .odt and .doc files. If you have any questions about these guidelines or need a hand just message (preferably below in case someone has the exact same question

Thank you for your submissions and your interest in StarkLight Press!

Thanks to Virginia Carraway Stark who took the time to compile the submission guidelines.

– Tony Stark,

Publisher and CEO,

StarkLight Press.