Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


Membership in the SCBWI is open to anyone with an active interest in children’s literature, from picture books to young adult novels. We welcome aspiring and published writers and illustrators, as well as librarians, educators, translators, artists, students, dramatists, musicians, filmmakers, and others. A passion for children’s literature is our number one criterion.

Your first year of membership in the SCBWI is $95.* The annual renewal fee is $80*.   *US Dollars

Note: Memberships are for 12 months from when you join. They aren’t based on the calendar year. For example, if you join on Nov 15, 2016, then your membership goes from 11/15/2016 – 12/1/2017.

(Special rates are available for full-time students.)

Please allow new membership packets 4-6 weeks to arrive. All of the materials in the welcome packet are instantly accessible on the website under PUBLICATIONS, and you can find a copy of your membership card under MY HOME.

To learn how to give a gift membership, click here.

Members who live in what the UN has designated as a developing country have a discount on the annual membership. When completing the registration form and selecting the country of residence in the drop-down menu, the discount will automatically be applied.


Student Membership: 1 Year @ $65.00 / then $55.00 USD / Yearly - Apply for Student Membership