Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Promotional Opportunities


SCBWI membership comes with unique opportunities to market and promote your work. Whether you’re a published author or illustrator and need people to find your book so you can create a fan base, or you’re just starting out and need editors, art directors, and agents to see your work, SCBWI will help increase your visibility in the market.


Speakers Bureau — Traditionally or independently published authors and illustrators can advertise in our Speaker’s Bureau, an online database used by teachers and librarians to find speakers for school visits.


Illustrator Gallery — Illustrators can feature their online portfolios in our Illustrator Gallery, which is visited by art directors and others looking to hire illustrators. Each month we select an illustrator member to feature.


Art Spot — Illustrators can also submit their art to the quarterly Art Spot column of the SCBWI Bulletin. The Bulletin is seen by our 22,000 members, including top industry professionals.


Recommended Reading List — Traditionally published authors may opt to have their books listed on SCBWI’s Recommended Reading List, which is distributed to independent bookstores and libraries across the country, as well as conferences such as ALA and NCTE.


SCBWI BookStop — Published authors and illustrators can promote their books at our online SCBWI BookStop event. Once a year in October through November, members are given the opportunity to create a special sales page on the SCBWI website for a newly published book. SCBWI BookStop pages are available online for six weeks. Visitors can browse, purchase, and enjoy learning about you and your book.


Happy Book Birthday — This SCBWI program invites all members to promote their newly published work in the same month the book is released. On the first day of each month, all submitted book covers will be displayed on the Happy Book Birthday page on and advertised through social media.