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Title: How to format manuscripts that have illustrations? (NOT PB)
Post by: mgwriter on May 13, 2018, 01:34 PM
Hi all, I wasn't sure where to put this, so hopefully this is the right place to ask.

Suppose I have a story that uses illustrations, a la DIARY OF A WIMPY KID. So it's not a full on graphic novel, but the illustrations are integral to the story.

Do I paste the illustrations straight in the Word Doc, or do I link them on a separate PDF with footnotes, like (see Image 1)?

I wasn't able to find a good answer for this on Google. Thanks.
Title: Re: How to format manuscripts that have illustrations? (NOT PB)
Post by: marla-lesage on May 13, 2018, 04:48 PM
That's a really good question! I think an illustration note like: [illustration 1: Jay slips on banana peel] would work for the manuscript. An art director mentioned having a couple of sample chapters that would show how your vision for the book (ie. dummy a couple of chapters) but not necessarily the whole book. Perhaps someone will jump in with an answer!
Title: Re: How to format manuscripts that have illustrations? (NOT PB)
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on May 13, 2018, 05:41 PM
I just heard this question answered by an editor yesterday. He said to sketch out one chapter with one or two spreads of finished art. That gets submitted with the manuscript or portion thereof requested in the guidelines.