A Few Tips when Writing for Publication.

Firstly, use as few words ending in “ly” as possible.

Tab over to indent paragraphs.  Do not space over.

When writing a short story for inclusion in an anthology, do not use a chapter heading style (which is used to link to the table of contents) for your story title when using Word.  The final editor for the collected work will take care of this in final editing.  If all contributors add their own chapter heading style, the final editor will just overwrite it anyway and end up with a confusing heading style “forest” in the final draft.

Also see William Shunn’s fabulous guide here:

Shunn’s Novel Format