Checklists and Formatting: Writing


If together your files are bigger than 10MB each or 20MG per group - please email direct to CYA Conference as the automated system doesn’t like large files.( And its better to email 3 files at 10MB than attempt to send 30MB at once.)



  • Entrant’s name doesn’t appear ANYWHERE on the entry except entry form.
  • Target publisher, manuscript title, total manuscript length and sequential page numbers are in the header on all pages.
  • Novels only: Synopsis is 1 page max, and SINGLE SPACED. 
  • Entry does not exceed maximum word or page count.
  • Electronic lodgement includes entry form, entry files and you have completed the PayPal transaction.    
  • Entry is saved in Microsoft Word , or RTF (rich text format) or PDF ONLY.


  • Page is A4 portrait orientation;
  • Text is double-spaced;
  • Text is indented to indicate paragraphs;
  • Margins are set to 3.0cm all around;
  • Text is 12 point : Courier or Courier New font, or Times New Roman.
  • Electronic entry form has your files attached, saved in Microsoft Word or RTF  (rich text format) or PDF ONLY.

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