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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.

Explore opportunities

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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


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 - Abigail Kim

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

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SCBWI attended YallWest on April 29 in Santa Monica, CA. Representing there were Sarah Diamond (Sr. Manager, Awards and Publications), Chelsea Hall (Social Media Manager) and Danielle Monique (Administrative Assistant). Our team met young adult authors and heard some wonderful speakers on the panels.

Upcoming Events


Digital Workshops 9.0

Free webinars for SCBWI Members Thursdays from 1-2pm PACIFIC / 4-5pm EASTERN. Attend live or watch video replays which will be available 24-hours after each live session and will remain up for one month.

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Summer Virtual Conference

Inspiring keynotes, insightful industry panels, and over 35 breakout sessions are part of our exciting and informative Summer Conference which takes place August 4-6.


Children’s Book Changemakers

On Thursday, June 8th at 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT, you’re invited to the Children’s Book Changemakers Conference, presented by the SCBWI Impact and Legacy Fund.

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.