About Us

Hello and Welcome!

We are the Houston Region of SCBWI which stretches from the Louisiana border all the way to Brownsville and includes greater Houston metro area. As a professional organization, our chapter prides itself on being warm, welcoming, and fun! If you are passionate about writing, illustrating, or translating books for children and young adults, you've come to the right place!

Our leadership is made up entirely of volunteers and consists of two Co-Regional Advisors (RA's), one Assistant Regional Advisor (ARA), and one Illustrator Coordinator. Together with our local volunteers we provide quality programming to our membership that focuses on providing excellent craft, professional development, and networking opportunities.

A chapter with hundreds of local members, you will find the support, guidance, and information you need to fulfill your dream of creating quality literature for children. Our members represent every stage: from just beginning to New York Times Best Sellers!

Our chapter offers:

Monthly Meetings -- Each focusing on a different aspect of the world of children's literature and publishing. These meetings are free and open to the public.

Monthly Illustrator Sketch Sessions -- This is the place to be if you're seeking critique on a piece, query guidance, art supply talk, or just want to work along side fellow artists.

Annual Retreats -- Escape to the woods with SCBWI Houston, where we will work, eat, work some more, craft, commiserate, and socialize!

Intensives and Webinars -- We offer a variety of intensives and webinars throughout the year in an effort to bring quality programming to our members.

Monthly Newsletter -- Whether you have Good News to share or just want to stay atop the latest happenings in the chapter, this is the place to be!

Houston SCBWI commits not only to the SCBWI Mission Statement, but also to the SCBWI Statement of Intent on Equity and Inclusion. Our region centers on one of America’s largest and most diverse cities. It is with this in mind that “we accept the challenge and responsibility of becoming agents of change by affirming the need for increased representation in every facet of the children’s and YA book industry, including but not limited to race/ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender and gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship, and religion.”