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The Global Community for Children’s Book Creators

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators provides the resources, professional networking, and community-building opportunities that support writers, illustrators, and translators throughout their careers.

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Member benefits

Curated resources and information on how to navigate children’s book publishing and enhance your writing, translation, and illustration.

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Global Regional Chapters

Find your community close to home. Connect with local members for critiques, networking and more.

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Awards and grants

Let your talent shine or enter for some financial and skills-related support.

Community news

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SCBWI Artober

Join the SCBWI Illustration Community in October for 31 days of illustration prompts under the hashtag #scbwiArtober2023!


Listen to the SCBWI Podcast now!

Hear from industry pros and celebrated authors, illustrators, and translators about their journey to publication, their craft, and their creative process.

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This month's featured illustrator - KELSEY GRASS

Get to know this month’s illustrator – their techniques, how they got started, and how they navigate the publishing industry.


Congratulations DrawThis Winners! October Prompt: TRICK

Congratulations to our #SCBWIDrawThis winners! Practice your craft and build you portfolio by participating in monthly art prompts. Member Illustrators can post their DrawThis! entries on Twitter and Instagram with the tag #SCBWIDrawThis to enter and have your art seen by industry pros.

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2023 Ann Whitford Paul Writer's Digest Manuscript Award Winners

SCBWI is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Ann Whitford Paul Writer's Digest Manuscript Award.


Remembering Reva Solomon

The SCBWI is saddened to learn of the passing of Reva Solomon, beloved friend, associate, and an individual who played an important role in our organization’s very earliest years. Following her time with the SCBWI she moved to New York and there pursued work in theater, which had long been one of her loves.

Stay Connected


SCBWI Podcast

Catch up on our weekly podcast, featuring interviews with publishing professionals as well as award-winning writers, illustrators, and translators. New episodes every Thursday!

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The Official SCBWI Blog

Hosted by Lee Wind and monthly guest-bloggers, the SCBW Blog contains industry news, interviews, and in-depth posts addressing everything from book promotion, to school visits, timely issues and more! Two new posts each week!



Our YouTube channel features everything, from how-to guides to help you navigate to archival footage of the greatest kid lit creators of all time. Check in monthly for our interviews with SCBWI Featured Illustrators.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our new site

Get excited! This new site will allow us to provide more to our members and the entire children’s book community.

Membership benefits

Jump into a quick overview of the benefits that SCBWI members can enjoy.

Common questions

Here you'll find a list of our most frequently asked questions.

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Donate to SCBWI

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to foster public appreciation of children’s books and to support the vibrant community of people who create and promote them.