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    figuring it all out MokoBunny's Avatar
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    Title Pages with Partials?

    I got a request for a partial and I was wondering if I include the manuscript title page?

    I usually put my last name and story title in the header starting at page one but I'm not sure if that's acceptable.

    So is it better to include a complete title page or simply put the info in the header?


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    Your last name and story title should be in every header, along with the page number.

    Save the title page for a requested full. They will keep your cover letter with all necessary information with a partial.
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    Seconding Deleyanlee's advice: Skip the title page unless you're asked for a full. Name and book title on all headers.

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    What they said, and congratulations Moko!
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    Thank you guys!


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    It's just not something to worry about. Send it or don't send it. Neither does any harm, though with a print partial, sending it does add a bit of eye appeal.

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    I don't think that kind of detail would be a dealbreaker, one way or the other.

    But I always used a title page if it was an attachment or paper...and on that title page, right after the title, I would specify the amount of material included (e.g, thirty pages, five chapters, full manuscript, etc).

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