Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Write This! Guidelines


Write This! is a monthly prompt for writers appearing in the monthly SCBWI INSIGHT. 


Write This! August Contest: As summer draws to a close, this months writing prompt takes us to the beach. In 150 words or less set the scene for a surprise that happens at the beach or in the ocean.

Deadline: August 20th


Send to:


SCBWI reserves the right not to confer this contest in any given month.  Complete contest rules are available HERE.



TIP: Tweet, Facebook and Instagram your submissions! #scbwiwritethis

         (this is not how you submit your writing, it's just an extra way to promote your work)




  • You must be a current SCBWI member to submit to Write This!

  • Entries must be inspired by the prompt in some way.

  • Please no italics or bold fonts. 12 point text size.

  • E-mail subject line must be titled as follows: Write This_First name_Last name.

  • Each member may only submit one entry per prompt word.

  • E-mail your entry IN THE BODY OF THE E-MAIL, please no attachments to:


**Failure to follow these guidelines will result in exclusion from the online gallery. For questions, write to


**Due to the high number of submissions, we cannot send a confirmation email for every submission.


**SCBWI reserves the right to exclude any entry deemed inappropriate.