Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Submissions Open for Happy Book Birthday Program


Submissions are now open for the September 2019 edition of the Happy Book Birthday program.

This SCBWI program invites all members to celebrate and promote their newly published work in the same month the book is released. On the first day of each month, we will display all of the books together on our beautiful Book Birthday page and advertise them through our social media channels. We hope that all of our traditionally and independently published members will take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate their achievement and launch their work into the book-buying community.


On July 15, members with September books can start submitting their information. The deadline is August 20, no exceptions. 

Only authors and illustrators with books published in September will be able to participate this month, but we will have Book Birthdays for every following month.
Please gather the following information:
1.) Title of book
2.) Name of author and/or illustrator
3.) Date of publication
4.) Image of book cover (.jpg or .png). Name the file the full title of your book, for example “What_Girls_Are_Made_Of.jpg”
5.) Summary or statement about your book, 25 words or less
Send this information to