Here is how you format your manuscript/book dummy/portfolio for the Critique Carousel:
Submission guidelines for written critiques:
At the top of the manuscript or manuscript sample, include your name, email, and title of the manuscript. In successive pages, add your name and manuscript title to the top of each page as a header. These are not counted toward your word limit.
Fiction: up to 800 words, 1-inch margins, double spaced (sample here).
Non-fiction: 1,200 words, 1-inch margins, double spaced.
Art notes do not count toward word count.
Novels: 6 pages, 1-inch margins, double spaced. You may include a synopsis (at the end of your pages), but these will not be critiqued (sample here).
Art and text: 6 sample page spreads in jpg or pdf format, as well as a summary/synopsis.
Text only: 6 pages of script.
You may include a synopsis (at the end of your pages), but these will not be critiqued (sample here).
Novels in Verse: 6 pages, 1-inch margins, single-spaced, no page breaks at the end of a poem. Run them right up after the one before. You may include a synopsis (at the end of your pages), but these will not be critiqued (sample here).
Please use standard font formatting; Arial or Times New Roman, size 12.
If your manuscript is intended to be author/illustrated, you may add the line "author illustrated PB" (or MG or Chapter Book, etc.) in your contact information.
Please name your file in this format: YourName_AgentsName_GENRE
For genre, please use: PB, CB, MG, YA, GN, NV
Preferred file formats: Word doc or PDF
For Portfolio Submissions:
Create a single PDF file of 7-10 jpg images
Name your file in this format: Lastname_portfolio
For Book Dummy submissions:
Dummies should consist of a fully laid-out sketched picture book with 1-2 completed pieces of artwork. Books should be assembled into a single PDF file.
Name your file in this format: Lastname_bookdummy
Maximum File Size for all submissions: 25 MB
If your manuscript arrives with formatting issues, we’ll let you know and give you a chance to resubmit, but you still need to make the submission window date.
***We are unable to offer refunds due to formatting errors so please follow carefully!