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Writing, Illustrating & Publishing => The Craft of Writing => Topic started by: ruth-mok on November 26, 2019, 06:48 AM

Title: Manuscript
Post by: ruth-mok on November 26, 2019, 06:48 AM
Hi there, noob question  here.

How does a manuscript for a pb look like? I have the story, the illustrations and a few words that go with the illustrations but I’m not sure how to piece it all together.

Any help will be much appreciated! Thank you!
Title: Re: Manuscript
Post by: RebeccaL-G on November 26, 2019, 08:11 AM
You can access SCBWI's resource The Book here https://www.scbwi.org/online-resources/the-book/   (Make sure you are logged in to the SCBWI site).  You mention illustrations, so I assume you are an illustrator as well as an author. Illustrators create a dummy--you might want to do a search on the term dummy.  If you're not a professional illustrator, you do not include illustrations, but, rather, send a manuscript formatted as indicated in The Book.  Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Manuscript
Post by: ruth-mok on November 26, 2019, 08:14 AM
Thank you Rebbeca!
Title: Re: Manuscript
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on November 26, 2019, 06:38 PM
Illustrators often submit a dummy with a formatted manuscript as well. Sometimes guidelines will say which they agent or editor wants. Rebecca has given you the info you need to learn about these.