Before Submitting Your Piece to emerge

  1. Seek feedback on your submission regarding “big picture” elements, such as structure, point of view, characters, setting, and pacing. (ex. by submitting to your workshop group during a regular session, or by exchanging work with your peer cohort members outside of workshop.) Aim to submit a polished piece.
  2. Consult the style guide. Questions regarding spelling, punctuation, and other conventions of style are addressed in the emerge Style Guide. Having your piece comply with the style guide will greatly help the Section Editors on their copy editing round.
  3. Place your submission into emerge’s template. Before you place it into the Google doc template, be sure to clear your text’s original formatting. Once it’s in the template, you can then apply the template’s formatting (see point 4).
  4. After it’s in the template, add paragraph styles to your piece.
    Learn how to format your piece in the template.

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