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    Jaws has nightmares too ILove2Write's Avatar
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    Times New Roman vs. Courier New font?

    When sending sample chapters with your query...

    I've heard people send their sample chapters with either font. Sometimes I'll read that it should only be Courier New, others Times New Roman. All this contradicting information is confusing.

    What do you send your chapters out with? Courier New or Times New Roman? And did this affect interest or rejection?

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    I use Times. I think either is fine as long as it's consistent.

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    If the person doesn't specify, I use TNR.

    If they specify a fixed-width/fixed-space/monospaced font, I use Courier.

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    I used TNR, no-one ever complained.
    So long as it is readable I don't think it is a big deal.

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    I've used Courier ever since I read it was the standard for manuscripts...unless otherwise specified by the outlet I'm submitting to.

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    Unless the agent specifies, it doesn't matter. I sent mine out TNR 12 because that's what I preferred writing in.
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    I personly find Courier hard to read, so I only use Times New Roman
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    Always TNR12 unless another is specified.





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    I use both. No one has ever complained.
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    Times is pretty much the standard according to my agent. She also says not to sweat the whole italics vs. underline thing. Editors really don't care. Margins, those they care about. Make 'em 1-1.5 inches.
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    yep TNR double space 1 inch margins italics - Any thing they don't like they change...
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    I find courier gives me eye-strain. I use TNR unless their guidelines say otherwise.

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