Formatting questions for the Launch Pad Contest.

Created almost 3 years ago by Brian Marsden with 7 comments
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Userphoto6 original Reader Writer · Reader · added 3 days ago
Reputable online sources aren’t necessarily only boring websites developed in 2010 that use unattractive fonts and dizzying colors—even though good web design is one of the features of trusted sources.
7pdtzyir cain velasquez · Reader · edited 28 days ago
Lxftacps Brian Marsden · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Also -
Your summary is to be part of your 50 page pdf. So short summary or shorter writing sample.  Or play around with fonts and hope it isn’t too bazaar.
Lxftacps Brian Marsden · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Thanks for the info @TCC Edwards 
2017 11 10 18.40.38 1 TCC Edwards · Reader · edited almost 3 years ago · 1 like
I was in touch with someone at Launchpad and they said they were purposely vague about submission guidelines. They want you to make it ’look good’, and they’re leaving that up to you. I’d say double-spaced and in a 12-point font should do the trick.
Lxftacps Brian Marsden · Author · added almost 3 years ago
On the Launch Pad contest site they say :
"All Manuscripts must be submitted in the English language, be in PDF format with standard margin sizing, be no larger than 10MB in file size, include at least a 1-page synopsis outlining the entirety of your story, and be no longer than fifty (50) pages in length."
But they don’t say much more about format. I assume the usual-
1" margins
double spaced
page number and title ( no author name due to contest)
And start counting pages after the title page

But, do any of you know if they count the synopsis as part of the 50 pages? And do they have any demands on fonts. I assume Times New Roman, Courier and Ariel but are there others. I have seen some places accepting Garamond too.

Especially those of you who entered the previous contest, can you tell us what you used?

Any additional info would help. Thanks.