Sometimes you just didn't know how to format your file so you did this:
tab, tab, tab, tab
tab, tab, tab, tab, tab, tab, tab, tab, tab, tab, tab
Or you converted your file from Scrivener.
Or their origin is a mystery.
Whether your are submitting a novel or a short story, formatting a manuscript for submission can feel overwhelming. This is perhaps even more true for short stories where submission guidelines can vary from publication to publication. But let's say you've decided to self-publish. Nothing wrong with that except formatting your file is, to say the least, a headache. The information below can help you.
The first things you need to know
Microsoft gives you any number of ways to format your file but there really are only two kinds of formatting.
If you are having trouble decoding some guidelines, feel free to send me a link. I can then create a post showing how to easily set up a file to the specifications of that publication.
M. R. Jordan