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This FAQ about rec.arts.sf.composition was compiled and written by Geoffrey Wiseman loki@mgl.ca with numerous contributions by others.

-0.1 Credits (rec.arts.sf.composition)
At the time this document was last modified, assorted credit ...
-1.0 Introduction (rec.arts.sf.composition)
This document is to serve as a list of frequently asked ...
-1.1 Charter (rec.arts.sf.composition)
The charter for this newsgroup was posted with the RFD ...
-1.2 Annotations (rec.arts.sf.composition)
The charter as shown above was only slightly modified to ...
-1.3 FAQ Procedures (rec.arts.sf.composition)
At this time, the FAQ will be posted every two weeks. Changes ...
-1.4 Where can I find this FAQ? (rec.arts.sf.composition)
It will be posted every two weeks by MIT's faq-server to ...
-2.1 Critiques (rec.arts.sf.composition)
As mentioned in the group's charter, posting of work to be ...
-2.2 Netiquette (rec.arts.sf.composition)
That subject is too vast to go into in detail, and isn't really ...
-2.3 Advertising (rec.arts.sf.composition)
As stated in the charter, overt advertising is excluded from ...
-2.4 Moderation (rec.arts.sf.composition)
The group, as proposed, was unmoderated. Most of those ...
-2.5 North America centrism, specifically USA-centrism. (rec.arts.sf.composition)
Some of the things in this FAQ will undoubtedly be given by ...
-3.1 What is the appropriate manuscript format for submission to speculative fiction markets? Is it important to get every detail right?
As long as you get the basics right, there won't be any real harm ...
-3.2 What about cover letters? (Science Fiction Composition)
If an editor has a specific policy with respect to cover letters, ...
-3.3 So what's all this about rights, anyway? (Science Fiction Composition)
Unless otherwise specified, sf magazines are buying North ...
-3.4 Do I need a copyright notice? (Science Fiction Composition)
No.
-3.5 Trademarks (Science Fiction Composition)
Stevens R. Miller on the subject:...
-3.6 How do I specify the word count on my manuscript? (Science Fiction Composition)
Your word processor very likely can give you the 'exact' word ...
-3.7 Hey, there's an email/news article from an agent/publisher here. Should I send something in? (Science Fiction Composition)
No reputable speculative fiction agents have been seen posting on ...
-3.8 How's the submission process for novels really work? What about copyediting? (Science Fiction Composition)
From the keyboard of the eminent Patricia C. Wrede ...
-3.9 Are there Writer's groups/workshops on the 'net? (Science Fiction Composition)
Yes.
-3.10 To what speculative fiction magazines should I submit? (Science Fiction Composition)
There are market lists available on the 'net. The most commonly ...
-3.11 Why aren't there more questions than this? And more detail? What's the secret handshake, and why haven't you told me yet? What's the manuscript format again? (Science Fiction Composition)
Wannabe's and would-be's often get too caught up in the ...
-3.12 Who is Dan Goodman, and why does he keep telling me to talk to a reference librarian? (Science Fiction Composition)
If every writer with a question asked around online instead of ...
-3.13 What kind of advance am I likely to get for my first book? (Science Fiction Composition)
Although some clearly run to either extreme, $4,000-$10,000 is a ...
-3.14 Simultaneous Submissions: Are they ok? (Science Fiction Composition)
Some people find the wait to hear the results of a ...
-3.15 When submitting three-chapters-and-a-synopsis, should the rest of the novel be complete, or can I send my work in as soon as I ahve the three chapters? (Science Fiction Composition)
Let me start off with a quote from Gary Farber:...









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