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Submitting Work

No matter how much you double, triple, quadruple or even double-triple-quadruple read the guidelines for an agency there’s always that moment, once you’ve hit sent, where you think “Did I do it all correctly?”

That’s my current state of mind!

Posted in writing

Picture Book Manuscript Template

If you follow the instructions carefully from editing-writing your work should look something similar to this:


Kipper Kipperson

12 Kipperton Road










By Kipper Kipperson



Once upon a time, in the forest, there lived a maiden. Her name was Aurora, after the dawn. Born to the King and Queen, she was bestowed a thousand gifts from well-wishers and family from all around the kingdom. Everyone was in awe of this beautiful child, except one, Maleficent.

Maleficent was a jealous and cruel woman yet she had very magical powers.  On the day of Aurora’s christening, she turned up uninvited and placed a curse on the very sweet an innocent child.



Remember to include headers with surname/title of work and page numbers. From personal experience, do your research and follow the publisher’s guidelines.


UPDATE: “Word count” needs to be top right but my blog moved it over to the left instead. 0.5 paragraph indents were also stripped.  I can’t upload my word document template otherwise I’d just send that over.