For our anthology submissions, we ask you to upload a PDF. We do this because it’s less likely that PDFs will carry viruses, and PDFs are not easily editable once they are created, thus protecting the authenticity of your work.
I know that creating a PDF can seem like a daunting task if you’ve never done it before, but it’s very easy. Here are some simple steps.
To create a PDF using Open Office:
1. Open your document.
2. Go to file>Export document as PDF
3. The default settings are fine. Click “Export”.
Done! See why we like Open Office so much?
To create a PDF using Microsoft Word:
Here are instructions that are better than mine: http://www.go2pdf.com/doc-to-pdf.html
Super Easy: Zamzar.com
1. Go to Zamzar.com.
2. Select your file, select “PDF” from the dropdown list (listed under “Doc Formats”), supply your email address and click “Convert”.
3. Check your email in a couple of hours and download your PDF.
If you can’t figure out how to make a PDF with your word processor, Zamzar.com makes it super easy, and I’ve never gotten any spam after using their service.
Worst Case Scenario: Email Us
If you’ve tried your best to follow the instructions above, but nothing seems to be working out for you, or it’s just too confusing, please email us. We expect you to be a writer, after all, not an IT professional.
Contact us (click here), and then you can email us your document in whatever format you have it. Just so you’ve made a solid effort to use the instructions above, we’ll handle the conversion for you at no charge. 🙂