SCBWI California: San Diego


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Home Sweet Home 2023 2024 Season Ticket VIRTUAL ONLY

Virtual Only Season Ticket pays for September through April Chapter Meetings and Discounts on Other Chapter Events (Ex: Mentorships and Intensives) OR Check out our Hybrid Version - Save Me a Seat

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Save Me a Seat 2023 2024 Season Ticket HYBRID

Hybrid Season Ticket pays for Chapter Meetings: Sept. through Dec. Virtual Only, and Jan through April In-Person (or Virtual) and Includes Discounts on Other Chapter Events (Ex: Mentorships and Intensives) OR Check out our Virtual Only Season Ticket - Home Sweet Home.

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October 21st Chapter Meeting: Bibi Lewis, agent Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency

The Business of Books In this workshop, I will lead you through the trajectory of selling your book to a publisher. We will touch on many topics including the differences between Traditional and Self-publishing, editor interests and wish lists, and how market adjustments influence when and where you can sell your manuscript. I’ll also guide you through the basics of what to expect from an agency agreement or a publishing contract, highlighting red flags and tricky clauses you should keep watch out for. The workshop will end with a hearty Q+A segment, so bring your burning questions!

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Nov. 18th Virtual Intensive 9 AM - Noon (PT) with Sera Rivers, Agent

Synopsis Workshop with Sera Rivers, Agent, Speilburg Literary Agency

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November 18th Chapter Meeting 2-4 PM (PT): Esther Cajahuaringa, Editor, Alfred A. Knopf Books For Young Readers

Out of the Box | Pitches, Queries, and Tips from an Editor

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Welcome to SCBWI California: San Diego!

Our chapter covers the San Diego/Imperial County region and is one of the most active chapters in the country. Members come from a variety of backgrounds and range in experience from those new to children’s writing or illustrating to authors and illustrators with numerous published titles.

San Diego Region Events

Monthly Chapter Meeting Details

Writing for Children 101 On-line Class

Virtual Intensive with Sera Rivers, Agent

New Member Information

Illustrator Info and Schmoozes

Mingle With Us at Our San Diego Social Events

Chapter Volunteers

San Diego Author Mentorship

Our Regional Team

Debra Schmidt
Regional Advisor
Deborah Snyder
Assistant Regional Advisor
Alberto Lau
Co-Assistant Regional Advisor
Lisa Venditelli Karmel
Co-Illustrator Coordinator
Katrin Azimi
Illustrator Coordinator
Janice Yuwiler, RAE
Patricia Morris Buckley, RAE

Membership benefits

Jump into a quick overview of the benefits that SCBWI members can enjoy.

Becoming a translator

Translation: Some Frequently Asked Questions, by Avery Udagawa

2023 2024 Season Ticket

The Season Ticket pre-registers you for September 2023 through April 2024 Monthly Chapter Meetings and gives discounts for our other events (Ex: Mentorships and Intensives) Meetings are on Saturdays from 2 - 4 PM PT.

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