Manuscript Preparation

You’ve finished your story, or novel; congratulations! You’re among the lucky, hard-working individuals who made it from ‘I want to write’ to writing THE END at the bottom of a manuscript. Now it’s time to send it somewhere. A magazine market, an editor, or an agent. Or maybe you want to self-publish.

Submitting short stories, poems, novellas, and novels can be a time-consuming and frustrating task. Each market and each agent have their own requirements. Some want a file saved as .docx but not a .doc, others want .rtf. Some submissions have to be anonymous, others need the author’s name on every page.

If you’re self-publishing an ebook, you need a properly formatted .epub or .mobi file to upload to a distributor. If you want to distribute a paperback, you need a properly formatted .pdf file.

Whether you’re tired of, or daunted by this process, I can help.

My Manuscript Preparation Service takes your completed manuscript and prepares submission document files according to market, agent specific guidelines, or distributor requirements.

Provide me with your raw manuscript file, the market(s) you wish to submit to, and I will research their guidelines and prepare the correct submission document formats. You’ll receive files ready for submission. All you have to do is submit your manuscript.


This is an example of a Shunn formatted manuscript using Times New Roman. A manuscript submission format used by many markets and agents.


For magazine, ezine, and agent document preparation:
Prices start at $10 for up to 25 pages. For manuscripts longer than 25 pages, I’ll provide a custom quote.
Note: page count = word count / 250.

For ebook preparation:
Pricing starts at $160 including .mobi (Kindle) and .epub (Apple, Kobo, etc.) I validate all ebook files for EPUB® 3.

For Paperback Preparation:
Generating and reviewing a .pdf print file starts at $120, or combine with ebooks and get all three formats starting at $190.

All Projects include 3 formatting adjustments. Receive a 30% discount on new edition formatting.

Contact for a quote, or further details. Each project is unique and I’ll work with you to find the solution you need.

Disclaimer: the Epos Manuscript Preparation Service does not guarantee publication acceptance by any market or agent. Not having a properly formatted manuscript will, however, diminish your chances of acceptance.