Answer: Your best shot at publication with that company. Remember that Writers’ Guidelines are not just a preference. Editors are looking for something specific and to be considered for their publication, it is in your best interest to follow the guidelines to the letter.
When I submitted my work, I created checklists based on the Writers’ Guidelines. After my manuscript had been through the critique group a few times, I ran down the checklist and marked off each requirement.
Not every manuscript ended up as an acceptance, but it certainly made sure it was considered and not tossed on a technicality.
So remember, one key to publication is following those guidelines.
Hi Jennifer…sound advice to follow. I\’m looking forward to being a member of the GAP family. Be well.Warmly,Donnawww.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com
Jennifer, I totally agree that reading and understanding guidelines will help present your work at a better light than not following the publisher\’s guidelines.