Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Take Flight: Launch Your Work and Career to New Heights on October 27, 2018
  • The intent of this mentorship is to give a boost to SCBWI-Illinois illustrators on the verge of publication. Prize: The grand prize is a three-month mentorship with acclaimed illustrator, Larry Day. Application Period: The submission window opens at 9:00 am on Dec 1, 2018. The submission window closes at 11:59 pm on Dec 7, 2018 For eligibility, schedule and submission details, click here:   QUESTIONS?: Email Cedric Gliane  
  • The SCBWI-IL Booth Team is making plans to wow Illinois teachers and school librarians at their annual conferences: IRC, Oct. 4-5, in Peoria & AISLE (formerly ISLMA), Nov. 1-3, in Tinley Park. We plan to showcase and hand-sell recently published (2016-2018) PAL books. In addition we will distribute your posters, flyers, postcards and brochures to promote your books and your school/library visits/Skype presentations. How can you make sure your book/promo materials are included? Mail two copies of your (2016-2018) PAL published book and any promotional materials (150 copies) by SEPTEMBER 26, 2018: Contact Louann Brown for mailing address.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If you’d like to participate by doing a book signing and manning the booth, etc., please contact: A.  Louann Brown for IRC in Peoria, Oct. 4-5 B. Alice McGinty  for AISLE in Tinley Park, Nov. 1-3 A few authors cleverly promote themselves by offering free Skype visits, a toy that relates to their book, posters, etc.  If this sounds like something you’d like to do, contact Louann Brown.
  • Mark your calendars for 2019 WWMW in Naperville, IL May 3-5 2019.
  • Enjoy international SCBWI programming from the comfort of your own home with SCBWI Webinars
  • 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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SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy Update                   SCBWI Book Bounty Header

Click HERE for our July-Decenber 2018 Book Bounty!

Click HERE to sign up for our SCBWI-IL Book Bounty E-Bulletin.