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Turniphead2
05-30-2017, 03:10 PM
Hi,

I'm currently been naming the files: [TITLE] - first three chapters.

I know this is a small thing, but every little helps.

TYVM

Turnip

CameronJohnston
05-30-2017, 05:50 PM
As long it's totally clear what the files are you're all good. Title Synopsis, Title First Three Chapters, Title Full Manuscript etc.

cornflake
05-30-2017, 06:31 PM
You shouldn't be using attachments unless requested specifically though. Don't just send attachments with a query or cover letter.

Bacchus
05-30-2017, 06:55 PM
You shouldn't be using attachments unless requested specifically though. Don't just send attachments with a query or cover letter.

- it's normal in the UK. Most of the agencies put submission guidelines on their websites, the ones I have seen are nearly always first three chapters, sometimes with a one page synopsis.

OP, I think your naming convention is fine although personally I would use something like title.sample.doc (plus title.synopsis.doc if sending)

cornflake
05-30-2017, 07:39 PM
As attachments? They specifically ask for you to attach, not just paste?

Myrealana
05-30-2017, 07:42 PM
Hi,

I'm currently been naming the files: [TITLE] - first three chapters.

I know this is a small thing, but every little helps.

TYVM

Turnip
Unless they've made other specifications, you should be fine with this.

mayqueen
05-30-2017, 08:00 PM
I usually call mine [LASTNAME TITLE OF MANUSCRIPT 50 pgs].pdf or whatever. Keep in mind to also update the manuscript properties (http://literaticat.tumblr.com/post/161065901750/top-secret-formatting-pro-tip-for-writers).

Bacchus
05-30-2017, 08:13 PM
As attachments? They specifically ask for you to attach, not just paste?

Yup.

Very trusting of 'em...

Laurasaurus
05-30-2017, 11:34 PM
I'm not sure whether the OP is in the UK, but here it's very normal for agents to require attachments with the initial query.

*edit* Oh, as Bacchus has already said! Sorry.