Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  •   How to Get the Most Out of SCBWI-Illinois Interactive with Esther Hershenhorn & Rich Green Esther Hershenhorn, RAE and Rich Green, Chicago-Area Illustrator Network Representative discuss HOW-TO get the most out of your SCBWI-Illinois Interactive experience!  Get details about what to expect when attending and how to prepare yourself for opportunities to get the most value out of our immersive and interactive SCBWI-IL fall conference! Click here for SCBWI-Illinois Interactive’s How To Get the Most Out of SCBWI-Illinois Interactive
  • Join PAL & Published Coordinator Sarah Aronson for her 3-Cs: Care, Community and Creativity! All SCBWI-Illinois Members Invited Monday Nights (No Chat on Yom Kippur holiday 9/28) 7PM CST Online using Zoom–CLICK TO JOIN CHAT Passcode: 828576 Meeting ID: 849 3506 1424   UPCOMING SCHEDULE THESE ZOOM MEETINGS ARE NOT RECORDED.  Please attend to be
  • Enjoy La Cometa #52—the SCBWI Bulletin of our Spanish-speaking community!  Find information about contests, SCBWI opportunities, online book festivals, markets news, bi-lingual critique groups, members' articles, an interview with the KidLit expert Evelyn Azpire—AND MORE!  Translation available for everyone who wants the scoop!   Click here to enjoy OR SUBSCRIBE to your inbox!   Want to know more about La Cometa? Want to contribute? Email Malena Fuentes, SCBWI Spanish Language Coordinator  
  • Read the current issue of the Prairie Wind, the newsletter of SCBWI-Illinois.
  • SCBWI-IL Networks provide free, drop-in programming monthly in a city or town near you.  Writing, illustrating and diversity netwotks arr open to both members and non-members. They focus on the craft and business of children's storytelling. Come and see what our creative community is all about!


Are you interested in writing and/or illustrating for children?

Are you a published author/illustrator, wondering what SCBWI can do for you?

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