• Join our all-star lineup on April 29th for a day of pitching practice and craft intensives that will help you get in the game! Registration begins February 15th.  
  • In 2017, SCBWI-Illinois is launching its Diverse New Member Pathway, intended to increase diversity among children's book creators and among members of SCBWI. Application period 2/1-3/1/2017
  • Because of her outstanding and significant contributions to our Illinois Chapter, SCBWI has honored Susanne Fairfax as a RA Tribute Fund 2017 NY Conference Scholarship recipient! Click to learn more about the RA Tribute Fund or to make a donation to support more deserving recipients.
  • Bidding has ended.  The final bid is $700.  #FRIDAauction2016 Gifted by the artist and inspired by his upcoming picture book, Frida and Her Animalitos (written by Monica Brown, NorthSouth Books, 2017), John Parra's FRIDA was auctioned during the week following Prairie Writer's and Illustrator's Day 2016 to raise funds for SCBWI-Illinois’ ongoing diversity initiatives
  • Thanks to the SCBWI-IL Booth Committee, especially Dawn Pennacchia and Rich Green, who volunteered their time and amazing creativity to support of our Illinois PAL members November 4-5. SCBWI-IL gave away information (and sparkling star-shaped lollipops!) about our PAL members' school visits to about 250 very interested school librarians!  Thanks to all our PAL Members for their books and giveaways! PAL members signed their books, and facilitated a lot of key connections. Thank you all for your hard work and generosity!
  • The SCBWI Winter Reading List is available for download at scbwi.org/readinglist. The list is comprised of over 1,100 titles from 328 publishers, organized by the 15 Crystal Kite geographical locations!

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