Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Standard Manuscript Format

Wondering how to do standard manuscript formatting?

Check out these resources:

If you do not know how to format a manuscript for submission, we highly recommend viewing this free webinar from the Maryland/Delaware/West Virginia SCBWI chapter, view this sample document from the Oregon SCBWI chapter for more information, or refer to these pages in SCBWI’s The Book for standard manuscript format.

Also, SCBWI Carolinas has an incredible page you should check out called: How to Format and Submit Manuscripts, Picture Book Dummies, and Graphic Novels for a Manuscript Critique

When submitting manuscripts/illustrations for critique for Kansas Missouri webinars and conferences, use