Culled from The Slush Pile that Ate Cleveland:
"I am seeking representation for....yadda yadda yadda
...a 365 page (single spaced)..."
Holy Verbosity, Batman!
First. it's word count that matters. In fact, it's pretty
much ALL that matters unless you are working in the
graphic novel format.
Second. don't ever, and I mean EVER send an agent
a manuscript that is single spaced.
One of two things will happen if you do:
1. You'll get an automatic rejection letter that might even say your
work was read carefully. It wasn't. It was discarded unread.
It's simply physically impossible to read single spaced text...so
2. You'll get an automatic rejection letter that says "this
is not quite right for us" because we're not sure
exactly what it is, but we know we don't want to
Not page count.
No single spacing.
Don't get whistled out of the game on fouls before you
have a chance to show off your best moves.