Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Happy Book Birthday! A New SCBWI Program Launches February 1


We’re thrilled to launch a new member benefit—the Happy Book Birthday program.  Beginning in February, 2018, our Happy Book Birthday program invites all members to announce their new book in the month that it is released. Every month, authors and illustrators can send an image of their soon-to-be-published book cover and a 25-word summary to

On the first of each month, we’ll display all of the books on our beautiful Book Birthday page, and advertise them through our social media channels to drive traffic to the Birthday page.  We’ll leave the Book Birthday announcements up on our site for two weeks.  We hope that all of our traditionally and independently published members will take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate their achievement and launch their work into the book-buying community.

The first Book Birthday will be for all books published in February 2018.

On December 15th, members with February books can start submitting their information. The deadline is January 10th, no exceptions.

Please send 1.) Title of book, 2.) name of author and/or illustrator, 3.) book cover, and 4.) summary or statement maximum 25 words to