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Question for author/illustrators (or knowledgeable anybodies)

What do you send with your MS to an agent/publisher?

My plan is MS, storyboard, one illustration page and one illustrated spread. What is the norm?

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#1 - April 18, 2016, 02:19 PM
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I always send a full sketch dummy that has 2-3 color samples.
#2 - April 18, 2016, 03:38 PM
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Hi Cynthia,
After doing tons of research, I will be submitting a PB dummy( which includes 3 full color paintings) m/s with word count, a cover letter and a short bio. I'm also, meticulously following the submission requirements per publisher. It's a little nerve-wracking but I don't want to give them any reason to "toss" it.
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#3 - April 18, 2016, 07:54 PM
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I'm in the same camp with Artemesia and Nancy. I do a full dummy and 2-3 color samples of finished art.
#4 - April 18, 2016, 08:11 PM
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I'll chime in as well to say that a fully dummy with a couple color samples is the norm. You can keep the dummy pretty rough. Editors /agents like to know that you're not too locked into your sketches, since they often times like to have a say and may want revisions.

Good luck with your submission.
#5 - April 19, 2016, 09:35 AM
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cool. thank you for the feedback, guys!
#6 - April 20, 2016, 02:52 PM
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