View Full Version : Opinions on Fun Fonts?

06-24-2009, 10:27 PM
My manuscript is set in the wild west, so I'm tempted to use a legable, but fun, wild-west themed font for the title on the coversheet. Would this be unprofessional, or should I go for it?

06-24-2009, 10:29 PM
Don't do it. Just don't.

06-24-2009, 10:33 PM
Ok. That's all I needed to know. Thanks. :)

06-24-2009, 10:33 PM
It will mark you as an amateur. Use TNR or Courier and use proper manuscript format. ETA: We posted at the same time. :)

06-26-2009, 03:41 AM
Oh I SO second this...but the fonts will work if you include glitter and lots of Mcdonald coupons...

06-29-2009, 02:34 AM
No. Never.

I did use a somewhat stylish typeface (Tahoma) on my cover sheet and my agent likes it, but I'm a graphic designer and was able to do so with discretion and understatement. Wild west type, noooooo...

06-29-2009, 04:10 AM
NOOOOOoooooooOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.. ......................

06-29-2009, 09:11 AM
Aside from the "amateur" concern, don't forget that fonts do NOT translate on everyone's computer/e-mail if they don't have that font on their system. You want your manuscript to be readable, not turned into a bunch of squares and lines.