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Children's Book Writers
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Writers Day 2020 Manuscript Reviews

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Guidelines for Manuscript Reviews
Writers Day 2020

Conference attendees are invited to submit a manuscript of no more than 10 pages to be reviewed by one of our faculty members for a fee of $50 per manuscript. Your review will be available for pick-up at the end of the event on Saturday, March 28, no exceptions. If attendees have to leave early, please leave your address with conference organizers. Your review will be mailed after the event. Please note that we can’t guarantee your manuscript will be returned with the review.

Manuscripts should be formatted as follows:

– 1-inch margin on all sides
– Times New Roman, 12-point font
– Double-spaced
– Header on every page including your last name and key word from title.
– Pages should be numbered.

Send your manuscript in an email with the subject line MANUSCRIPT REVIEW to

In the body of your email, include:

– Your name
– Address
– Phone number
– Email address
– Title of your manuscript
– Indicate if manuscript is PB, MG or YA

Attach your manuscript to the email as a PDF file.

All manuscripts must be emailed by 11:59pm on January 31, 2020.

Please note: Sending your manuscript to the writing contest will not suffice. It must be emailed to the above address for the written reviews.