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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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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 Yesterday at 03:57 PM »
Skeleton Hiccups - an older Picture Book
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Poetry / Re: Submitting children's poetry
« Last post by rjschechter on Yesterday at 02:23 PM »
If you're submitting individual poems,  there's no real rule or template.  Just use a dignified font (not Comic Sans or something that calls attention to itself) and make it neat and clean.  If possible without crowding, choose a line spacing that allows it to fit on a single page. If it's short enough, you can make it double space, but single or 1.5  is fine.

If you want your poem to have indented lines, then by all means indent them. I often submit that way. There's no need to have a flush-left margin for each line.

But don't sweat the formatting. Just do what looks right to you. The poem is what counts.
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Thank you for posting this!  :stars3

I'd been tossing around ideas for math-based fiction in my head, but hadn't really gotten around to committing to any of it. This is a great kick in the pants to get me to actually move forward on it!  :parrot
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Favorite Funny PBs
« Last post by carrots on Yesterday at 11:48 AM »
I crack up over The Happy Hocky Family and The Happy Hocky Family Moves to the Country by Lane Smith.
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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Cover Reveal for 'Precious Baby'
« Last post by DellaRF on Yesterday at 11:03 AM »
Thank you everyone! It's nice to be able to share the positive moments with you all!  :love5

Della
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Favorite Funny PBs
« Last post by Sue Irwin on Yesterday at 10:17 AM »
I like Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt.
Me, too!  :laugh And another on my "Want to Read" list is "A Horse Named Steve" by Kelly Collier.  :horse3
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Important Board Announcements / We're housecleaning to de-clutter the board
« Last post by AnneB on Yesterday at 09:41 AM »
:sweeping

If you get a notice that some of your threads have been removed, don't panic. It's routine housekeeping; the mods are going through their boards and deleting old posts, sometimes entire threads, that are no longer relevant for one reason or another, stuff like response times dating back more than a couple of years, notices of long-gone events, etc.

This might affect some posts counts as well, but probably not by much, since the threads that are being deleted are the threads where the posts don't count toward your total anyway, such as posts on the Introduce Yourself thread.
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Illustrating / Re: Lisbeth Zwerger - illustrator
« Last post by carrots on July 17, 2018, 03:43 PM »
Good for you, beardedillustrations!!! That's wonderful!!

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