Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Submissions Open for Happy Book Birthday Program


Submissions are now open for the August 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.

The next Book Birthday will be for all books published in August 2019. Only authors and illustrators with books published in August will be able to participate this month, but we will have Book Birthdays for every following month.

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

Please gather the following information:
1.) Book release date
2.) Title of book
3.) Name of author and/or illustrator
4.) Image of book cover (.jpg or .png)
5.) Summary or statement about your book, 25 words or less
Send this information to