My Updated Examples Page

I’m a visual learner. I could read about something for a week and not figure it out. But show me what it looks like and I got it. Bam!

In case some of you might be that way, too, here is a handful of examples of things that have to do with the publishing industry. You’ve got to learn how to do this stuff if you want to succeed.

Note: Manuscript format is always 1” margins all the way around, double spaced, aligned left—do not justify your text. Only in a query letter, cover letter, or synopsis do you get to single space your writing. Click on the actual articles to see an example of how to format your manuscript.

Query Letters
Sample NonFiction Query Letter

Magazine Articles
Cover letter for a magazine article (sold to Brio & Beyond in 2006)
Same cover letter for a magazine article, formatted for email
Actual magazine article that sold to Brio & Beyond

Short Stories
Cover letter and short story for a magazine (sold to Shine Brightly in )
Final layout of short story in Shine Brightly

Cover letter to Jeff Gerke for YA fantasy novel By Darkness Hid (sold to Marcher Lord Press in 2008)
Synopsis (partial) for By Darkness Hid 

One Sheets for Novels
One Sheet for YA novel The New Recruit
Trilogy one Sheet for what became Replication: The Jason Experiement (sold to Zonderkidz in 2010)

Jill’s YouTube Video Tutorials
Pitching my novel: What I should have doneReplication
Formatting a Manuscript, Part 1: Page Set Up and Text
Formatting a Manuscript, Part 2: Page Breaks
Formatting a Manuscript, Part 3: Paragraphs
Formatting a Manuscript, Part 4: Cleaning things up
Formatting a Manuscript, Part 5: Page Numbers
Formatting Your Manuscript for Amazon Kindle–PART 1
Using Mobipocket to Format Your Book For Kindle–PART 2
Uploading Your Novel to Amazon Digital Text Platform for Kindle–PART 3

Works Cited
Works Cited page to accompany non fiction submission

Book Proposals
Randy Ingermanson’s Fiction Book Proposal for Oxygen
Example of a NonFiction Book Proposal

2 Responses to “My Updated Examples Page”

  1. Vernetia says:

    I don’t have the same version of Words as you for formatting. I have a 260 page non-fictional manuscript, can you format it for me?
    If so, what would it cost?

    • Jill Williamson says:

      I’m sorry, Vernetia, but I don’t do manuscript formatting. There are lots of companies that do. What type of formatting are you looking for? For an ebook?

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