Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Take Flight: Launch Your Work and Career to New Heights on October 27, 2018
  • We are excited to announce that in preparation for this year's Prairie Writers and Illustrators Day - we are holding an SCBWI-IL member only illustration contest for for the masthead image that will be used in all marketing and promotion of the upcoming event.
  • Going to the SCBWI LA 2018 Summer Conference? Check out our Facebook Event page AND CONNECT before and during the conference! Go to  
  • 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?

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 WINTER/SPRING 2018 Book Bounty

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