Welcome to SCBWI New Mexico!

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Join us in-person or online for this unmissable opportunity!

We are thrilled to welcome our community back to Santa Fe for New Mexico's first Handsprings Conference since 2018! The pandemic may have scattered us, but our creative spirit and love of children's literature unites us, and we have planned an inspiring and enriching conference with sessions for every kid lit creator. We are eager to welcome you in person at Santa Fe Community College on Saturday, November 2 and/or on Zoom Friday, November 1 and Sunday, November 3.


Welcome to SCBWI New Mexico!

Looking to explore your passion for writing or illustrating children's books? As a member you'll gain access to an array of helpful resources, including information on upcoming events, opportunities to connect with other professionals in the industry, and valuable insights on the art of creating and publishing children's books.

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High Concept Pitches Webinar

Get ready for the SCBWI summer conference, the New Mexico Handsprings conference, and other pitch and query opportunities with a practical workshop to perfect your pitch or query letter! This webinar will be taught by MG and YA author Kit Rosewater.


Virtual Coffee House

Join us for our free and free-ranging Wednesday discussion groups, 1st Wednesday of the month at 4:00pm Mountain Time and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm Mountain Time, both on Zoom. See our events page for exact dates.

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Write Here, Write Now

Are you struggling to find dedicated time to write? Looking for like-minded folks and accountability? Our monthly writing group meets the last Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mountain Time at the North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center in Albuquerque and spends two hours writing. No prompts, required sharing, or critiquing– just writing.



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Keep in touch

To inquire about local events, awards, or opportunities, please email { newmexico@scbwi.org }