By Mary Charlebois
Over half of the manuscripts I receive have neither a title, byline, nor contact information. If the manuscript is separated from the pitch email, I can’t publish the piece, no matter how good it might be. That story will end up in the closed file.
Identify your story and yourself. The first line of your manuscript should be the story title. The 2nd line should be your by-line. At the end of the story include your contact information.