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Include illustration notes in word count?

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In a picture book manuscript, do illustration notes count towards the word count of the manuscript? I'm guessing they don't, but I'd hate for it to look like I was being sneaky by leaving them out.
#1 - March 21, 2013, 09:18 AM

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No, they don't count.
#2 - March 21, 2013, 09:27 AM
VAMPIRINA BALLERINA series (Disney-Hyperion)
SUNNY'S TOW TRUCK SAVES THE DAY (Abrams)
GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion, 2017)
among others

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Great - thanks Anne Marie!
#3 - March 21, 2013, 10:44 AM

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