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A Manuscript Template for Writing Children’s Books

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Template Features

Screenshot of a detail view of the unique first page header of Kris Black’s Manuscript template in Microsoft Word on a Mac.

Unique First Page Header

Placeholders for your name, information, and manuscript title.

Global Header

Starting on page two, includes page numbering and placeholders for your name and manuscript title.
List of industry standards in white text on a blue background: 12 point, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins, and double-spaced of Kris Black’s Children's Book Manuscript template.

Industry Standards

Formatted text, spacing, and margins conform to industry standards.
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Accurate Word Count

Document only calculates the words in your story, not the headers.

You can modify this template to fit any requirements for submitting to agents, contests, and critiques.

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After struggling to format and maintain my manuscripts, I finally decided to make a template that makes my life easier. It worked and now I'm sharing it with you.

Self-Portrait of Kris Black

Why is this template free?

I’ll be honest, you are smart enough to do the research and put the time in to make your own template. But why do that when you can use the one I made for free?

I made this template for two reasons:

  1. to save me time, and
  2. to share it with you.

All I ask is for you to share your first name and email address with me so I can add you to my email list.

Occasionally, I’ll send emails with newly released information about my children’s books and comics, recent blog posts I write, and some fun and silly cartoon illustrations I only send to my email list subscribers. I’ll even let you know about any updates to this template.

That’s it. Nothing gross or invasive. If you don’t like the emails I send, you can unsubscribe. No hard feelings, and you will always be welcomed back if you change your mind.

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