Tonight I tinkered with reformatting a page of my ms for specifications for Cold Hard Type. I haven’t shared this with Richard Polt and Fred Durbin yet, so don’t take this as official. However, this is what a reformatted page might look like with International Elite 8 typeface (which is my typeface but not necessarily someone else’s). My initial draft was on an 8×11 page. Less than half of that writing fits on a page for Cold Hard Type.
This reformatting will take a little time. (Remember that this is not necessary for initial submission to Cold Hard Type.
Averaging 336 words (8 word average per 42 lines) with International Elite 8 typeface on a 6×9 page with one-inch margins is about the same word-count as a double-spaced Times New Roman pt. 12 8×11 page with one-inch margins—at least as I figure it.
A 5,000 word submission (the max) would come to about fifteen pages!