SCBWI proudly collaborates with a diverse and impactful network of partner organizations, working together to foster positive change in the children's book industry and empower creators and readers worldwide.

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Authors Against Book Bans

We are Authors Against Book Bans. We stand united against the deeply unconstitutional movement to limit the freedom to read. We unequivocally support the availability of diverse voices on our library shelves, in our schools, and in our culture. We pledge to band together against the oppression of literature, to speak when our voices are silenced, to go where our bodies are needed, and to fight as one to ensure this freedom.


Authors Coalition

The Authors Coalition of America LLC (ACA) is twenty-three American organizations, representing over 85,000 authors, artists and photographers, united to receive foreign reprographic royalties and direct them to benefit every American creator.

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The Association of American Literary Agents

The Association of American Literary Agents is the preeminent organization of and for professional literary agents in the United States. The AALA is dedicated to advocating for its members in a fast-changing publishing environment, and helping its members develop and maintain their professional skills. For authors, AALA provides a searchable database of members for writers seeking representation. All AALA members must adhere to the Canon of Ethics, meaning that authors can be confident that our agents pledge to follow the highest standards of professional conduct in serving the needs of their clients.

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Diverse Books for All Coalition

The Diverse Books for All Coalition is a national consortium of nonprofits and membership organizations working together to increase access to affordable, high-quality children's books by and about diverse races and cultures.


The Independent Book Publishers Association

SCBWI members get a special 20% discount on IBPA membership if you join today! Receive access to over a hundred benefits that are specially designed to help you thrive as an independent publisher, as well as tools to help you sell your books into key sales markets.

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Latinx Kidlit Book Festival

The Latinx Kidlit Book Festival is a FREE virtual celebration of Latinx KidLit authors, illustrators, and books for all students, educators and book lovers around the globe. The Festival offers a combination of educational materials and virtual literary content in the form of panels, craft sessions and illustrator draw-offs with best-selling and award-winning Latinx authors and illustrators of picture books, middle grade, young adult, graphic novels, comic books and poetry. The sessions are geared toward all schools, educators, students and book lovers, not just those identifying as Latinx. Everyone is welcome!

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Lee & Low Books

Lee & Low Books is the largest multicultural children's book publisher in the country. We are also one of the few minority-owned publishing companies in the United States.

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National Coalition Against Censorship

Every generation of Americans faces new and significant challenges to free expression. For almost 50 years, NCAC has acted as a first responder to protect this freedom, which is both a fundamental human right and a keystone of democracy in the ever-changing American nation. We promote freedom of thought and inquiry and oppose censorship. When controversy occurs, we encourage and facilitate dialogue between divergent voices and perspectives, including those that have historically been silenced.



PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.

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United Against Book Bans

If you believe individuals should be trusted to make their own decisions about what to read, young people deserve to see themselves reflected in a library's books, and parents should not be making decisions about what to read for other parents' children, then join us to Unite Against Book Bans. Help us defend the freedom to read in your community by signing up to receive updates, action alerts, and tools from the campaign. We're stronger together. Join today.

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Awards and Grants

Read more about SCBWI's Awards and Grants