Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


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Manuscript Formatting
Submission Checklist
The way your manuscript is formatted and submitted is your professional calling card.

Click here to view a manuscript checklist to make sure you properly format your submission. 

Sample Format
Click here to view a sample of the first two pages of a properly formatted manuscript.

“First Pages” Format
Many SCBWI events have a session devoted to the reading of First Pages of manuscripts-in-progress.
Click here to learn how to format your First Pages submission.

What is a Critiquenic?
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