How to Format Manuscripts and Cover Letters

Hello everyone!

While preparing to submit some picture book manuscripts to agents and publishers, I looked up industry standards online. Although there seem to be variations in preference, I found the following articles to be helpful and hope you will find them equally useful.

“Picture Book Standards: 32 Pages” by Darcy Pattison: http://www.darcypattison.com/picture-books/picture-book-standards-32-pages/

“Formatting Your Manuscript” by Pat Sherman: http://www.writingpicturebooksforchildren.com/manuscript-formatting.html

“Manuscript Format Basics” by Harold Underdown: http://www.underdown.org/manuscript-format.htm

“16 Manuscript Format Guidelines” by Simon Kewin: http://www.dailywritingtips.com/16-manuscript-format-guidelines/

“Writing a Cover Letter” by Pat Sherman: http://www.writingpicturebooksforchildren.com/cover-letters.html

Happy Writing!

Katie

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