Our first Web Wednesday of the new year! Let’s get to all those links to publishing news you need to know.
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- Formatting a manuscript for the first time? Check out this past Writer’s Digest post for tips on margins, fonts, and more.
- Hunger Mountain, a print and online arts journal produced by the Vermont College of Fine Arts, will continue to award an annual prize for short form YA and children’s literature. The submission deadline for YA, MG, and PB writing is March 1. Guidelines are available on the website.
- When you’re ready to publish your picture book or novel, you’ll want to thank all the people who helped you along the way. This handy checklist will help you remember who to include.
- Tax season is right around the corner, and if you self-published a book in 2016, Turbo Tax has a cheat sheet to answer your tax-related questions.
- The recently launched Manuscript Academy has a series of free podcasts for writers, including their most popular episode, called “How to Spend Ten Minutes with an Agent.” You can also access all the episodes through Soundcloud or the iTunes store.
- The next Twitter pitch party for picture books is scheduled for February 23rd. See the rules for #PBPitch and get your tweets ready to go.
If you have an interesting link about happenings in the children’s publishing industry, please share it in the comments below.