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Submission guidelines say "Manuscripts must be... double-spaced. ... and word count should appear on the first page of the manuscript."
Is this true for poetry, too?
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#1 - November 20, 2019, 07:06 PM

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Typically poetry is single space, but if they don't specify, I double space it. Good luck, V.
#2 - November 21, 2019, 05:33 AM
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If they don't specify anything for poetry separately, I'll increase the leading between lines (So it's like 1.5 spaced) and double space between verses. Be sure there is a way to tell when a new verse starts. Poetry is often sold by line count instead of word count. You might want to include both.

Perhaps someone who has sold a poem to this publisher will be able to help more.
#3 - November 21, 2019, 09:10 PM
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Debbie gives excellent practical advice and yes, it's good to give the line count along with the word count.
#4 - November 22, 2019, 09:54 AM
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