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Kidlit Good News / Re: My first YA novel--BOUND--is now out!!! Squeee!!!
« Last post by agulati on Yesterday at 09:22 AM »
Just saw this, Vijaya.  :congratulations and best of luck!!!
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Kidlit Good News / Re: My first YA novel--BOUND--is now out!!! Squeee!!!
« Last post by Vijaya on Yesterday at 06:07 AM »
:thankyou  Claudine. Happy reading. 
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Just bought it.  :running
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Picture Book Dummy Format as Author/Illustrator
« Last post by marla-lesage on July 20, 2018, 04:42 AM »
I put the text in the dummy. Depending on the publishers submission guidelines I may or may not include the text as a manuscript as well.
Good Luck with your submissions!
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Thank you both so much for your responses. Now I'll  get this thing finished up and sent out.
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I am not an illustrator but my understanding is that a dummy would contain what would be in the book but without finished art except on a spread or two. The other pages would be sketched. Often the manuscript is submitted separately with the dummy in manuscript format.
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Oh Yes!
Animalia (1987) - an "amazing alliterative alphabet book" and
The Eleventh Hour (1993) - readers can study his illustrations for clues to an exciting "whodunit"
Fabulous!
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Picture Book Dummy Format as Author/Illustrator
« Last post by christripp on July 19, 2018, 04:06 AM »
Hi Brandon, welcome!!!:)
I sub a dummy with the text on each page but other Author/Illustators will sub text in manuscript format with just a few Illustrations to show their vision/style (of course then that's not a true dummy is it:) Even if the art is only sketchy pencil, I think it's nice to see the flow of the the text to page turn in a dummy done like this.
For all kinds of member questions/answers regarding dummies, you can do a search (top right of this page) using the word dummy.
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Picture Books (PB) / Picture Book Dummy Format as Author/Illustrator
« Last post by brandon-jennings on July 19, 2018, 02:42 AM »
Hello All,
I've read "The Book" and tried searching the forums to find the answer to this question, and so far I have not had any luck.
I'm prepping my dummy for submission and I am not sure if I am supposed to insert the text on each as I imagine it or if
I should just submit the text as a separate document and submit the dummy as illustrations that have no text accompanying them.

I apologize if this has been asked elsewhere, but I'm new to the bluebird (and SCBWI), and I joined to be part of this community, so I figure it's about time that Ibe brave and ask a question instead of hoping the answer is just beamed into my brain.

Thanks to anyone who can point me in the right direction or who might have the answer.
Brandon
 :running
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Favorite Funny PBs
« Last post by onestepp on July 18, 2018, 03:57 PM »
Skeleton Hiccups - an older Picture Book
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