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Title: Looking for examples of submitted PB manuscripts
Post by: tko on February 08, 2019, 11:34 AM
Hello! I am wondering where I might be able to find examples of submitted picture book manuscripts. Another SCBWI member had pointed me to Linda Ashman's website which is great. Would love to take a look at some others. Am looking for formatting references for my first manuscript.

Thank you in advance,
T K
Title: Re: Looking for examples of submitted PB manuscripts
Post by: Vijaya on February 08, 2019, 01:15 PM
TK, here's a link: https://www.editing-writing.com/format-picture-book-manuscript-publishers/
and another: https://www.dummies.com/education/language-arts/getting-published/how-to-format-your-childrens-book-manuscript/
Linda Ashman has great advice all around. Good luck as you send your PB-baby out on sub!
Title: Re: Looking for examples of submitted PB manuscripts
Post by: tko on February 08, 2019, 07:44 PM
Hi Vijaya,

Thank you very much for the response! I am looking more for examples of real-life PB manuscripts (like the several Linda has posted to her site) rather than formatting guidelines, though the links you sent are very helpful. Any direction would be appreciated!

Thank you,
T K
Title: Re: Looking for examples of submitted PB manuscripts
Post by: Vijaya on February 08, 2019, 07:56 PM
Do you have critique partners? We'd share stuff like this. I suppose I could post something that's already published up on my website and have it as a reference. Putting it on my to-do list  ::-)
Title: Re: Looking for examples of submitted PB manuscripts
Post by: tko on February 08, 2019, 08:03 PM
I am trying to establish a regular critique group but am just getting started. Thank you for offering to share one of your manuscripts! It would be very helpful as a reference.  :yourock
Title: Re: Looking for examples of submitted PB manuscripts
Post by: June Smalls on February 09, 2019, 01:01 PM
Query Shark has all forms of queries, what works and what doesn't. They don't have a ton of picture book examples but you can learn a lot from the older query letters as well.
Title: Re: Looking for examples of submitted PB manuscripts
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on February 09, 2019, 06:57 PM
Try a Google search for picture book manuscript examples and look at the images.  A few are picture books, often used as formatting samples.
Title: Re: Looking for examples of submitted PB manuscripts
Post by: tko on February 09, 2019, 11:05 PM
Thank you for the responses! I will definitely check out Query Shark. And I have tried Googling for manuscripts, but I will take another gander. Appreciate the feedback!
Title: Re: Looking for examples of submitted PB manuscripts
Post by: shari-cassutt on March 26, 2019, 06:50 AM
TK - Have you found a critique group yet? I'm looking for one. I am also new to this. I'd send you a PM but I don't seem to be able to! I need to figure that out.
Title: Re: Looking for examples of submitted PB manuscripts
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on March 26, 2019, 06:14 PM
Shari, the boards don't allow PMs until the member has a certain number of quality posts. This helps keep spammers out. However, if you click on a member's name, you'll often see the word e-mail. This gives you the ability to email through the boards. Be sure to include your own address in your message.
Title: Re: Looking for examples of submitted PB manuscripts
Post by: shari-cassutt on March 26, 2019, 06:18 PM
Thank you.
Title: Re: Looking for examples of submitted PB manuscripts
Post by: tko on March 26, 2019, 10:05 PM
Just sent you a message, Shari!