Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Applications open to Illinois writers and illustrators on February 9.  Complete information:
  • Application period for SCBWI-IL Members opens February 9.  Complete details at
  • Save the date for programming for published SCBWI Members with video producer Rachel Ruiz!
  • JOIN OUR ALL-STAR LINEUP of local industry professionals on April 21 for ANOTHER day of pitching practice and craft breakouts that will help you get in the game!  
  • Thank you to the 2018 Mentor, Julia Durango and everyone who applied!
  • Congratulations Carolyn Crimi, 2018 winner of the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text
  • 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?

Are you looking for a speaker for your bookstore, school or library? 

Learn more about SCBWI via THESE VIDEOS.

SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy Update               SCBWI Book Bounty Header

Click HERE for our April 2017 Spring Book Bounty.

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