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:

“Formatting Your Manuscript” by Pat Sherman:

“Manuscript Format Basics” by Harold Underdown:

“16 Manuscript Format Guidelines” by Simon Kewin:

“Writing a Cover Letter” by Pat Sherman:

Happy Writing!