I'm putting together my pages for my manuscript consultation at the SCBWI conference. The instructions say: Please use standard manuscript format typed double-spaced using standard size (12 pt) font in Times or Arial. Be sure that the first page of your manuscript includes the manuscript title, genre, author's name, address, phone number, and email address. If you are unsure of standard manuscript formatting, please refer to the CHILDREN'S WRITER'S & ILLUSTRATOR'S MARKET book or to the Member-only section of www.scbwi.org.
I thought I knew how to format a manuscript. My idea of how to format came from instructions and workshops from classes and conferences in the past: I use one-inch margins all the way around, double spacing, and 12 pt font. I start the first page of every new chapter halway down the page and indent the first line of each paragraph by a half inch. I include my contact information, genre, title, etc on a separate cover sheet - not on the first page as specified here.
I don't have that MARKET book and I'm not a SCBWI member so I can't look up that information at the moment. Anyone want to help me out here with some specifics?
Edit: If, for some reason, you'd rather email me instead of post comments here, my email address is mindirochelle at yahoo dot com. Thanks!