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Title: Ann Whitford Paul
Post by: Ana K on April 05, 2022, 10:08 AM
Hi SCBWI Members-

The Ann Whitford Paul Award mentions including a cover sheet with your manuscript but nothing about a cover letter/synopsis...am I understanding the guidelines correctly (see below)?

This award is open to any SCBWI members with picture books who are not under contract and/or have not sold a picture book manuscript in the last five years. 
Please include a cover sheet that has the title of the manuscript and all of your contact information. Please submit text-only manuscripts – no dummies or published work. 
You may only submit one manuscript (fiction OR nonfiction), which should not exceed 1000 words.   
We are only accepting electronic submissions. Email your manuscript to annpaulaward@scbwi.org.
Include manuscript as a PDF attachment
Title: Re: Ann Whitford Paul
Post by: dkshumaker on April 05, 2022, 03:51 PM
Synopsis aren't usually included with Picture Books as the entire book is submitted. And it appears that no cover letter is needed either, just a cover sheet, which looks like it's replacing the header of your first page.

I would just follow these instructions. Best of luck!
Title: Re: Ann Whitford Paul
Post by: Ana K on April 05, 2022, 06:36 PM
Thank you,  Dkshumaker. Much appreciated
Title: Re: Ann Whitford Paul
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on April 05, 2022, 06:59 PM
What DK said is also my understanding. They probably review the manuscripts without identifying info and then match up to the cover sheet so they can notify winners.
Title: Re: Ann Whitford Paul
Post by: ann-paul on April 06, 2022, 11:51 AM
No synopsis is necessary.