Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • Congrats to all the SCBWI-Wisconsin authors and illustrators who are releasing these beautiful books in August 2020!
  • Congrats to all the SCBWI-Wisconsin authors and illustrators who are releasing these beautiful books in September 2020!     Click the image to open a larger version in a new window. And please feel free to share in your network and on social media.  
  •   SCBWI is offering members a third series of FREE digital workshops. These events are packed with insider info from renowned children’s book writers, illustrators, translators, agents, editors, and art directors, who share their deep knowledge on the craft and business of writing and illustrating for children. More info below. Please click here to register for SCBWI Headquarters’s digital workshops. Creators include: David Bowles S.K. Ali Linda Sue Park Lesléa Newman Emily Balistrieri Helen Wang Cathy Hirano Avery Fischer Udagawa Kendra Levin Elana K. Arnold Brandy Colbert James Ransome Eric Gansworth Melissa Manlove Remember, these webinars are free to members of SCBWI. To join, click here. Hope to see you at the 3.0!
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  •             Thank you for your interest in volunteering! We're inviting interested members to throw their hat in the ring for these positions, which are either already open or are opening in fall 2020:   Southeast Area Illustrator Rep Southwest Area Illustrator Rep Northeast Area Illustrator Rep Northwest Area Rep Newsletter Designer Membership & Listserv Coordinator   We encourage you to review our position descriptions HERE and to apply HERE. IMPORTANT! You must email co-Regional Advisors Rochelle Groskreutz and Silvia Acevedo at wisconsin-ra (at) AND assistant RA Deb Buschman at wisconsin-ara (at) (replace
  • Congrats to all the SCBWI-Wisconsin authors and illustrators who are releasing these beautiful books in spring of 2020! Please click the image below for a downloadable PDF and share widely!
  •   Contact our Membership Membership & Listserv Coordinator to get started. Find that contact info in the left sidebar of our homepage.
  •   SCBWI stands firmly against bias, oppression, or unfair treatment of people based on their identity elements. We also extend our condolences to the Floyd family at this hurtful time. As we feel the pain of what is happening today in America and in the treatment of our Black citizens, we renew our commitment to equity, inclusion, and equal justice for all. To read more about our stand, here is our position statement on equity and inclusion:
  • Fall 2020 Book Releases   Congrats to all the SCBWI-Wisconsin authors and illustrators who are releasing these beautiful books in the fall of 2020! Please click the image below for a downloadable PDF and share widely!
  • (See information in Spanish below)   In light of the ongoing health crisis, this year’s summer conference has been moved from downtown Los Angeles to the digital realm. The new event, The SCBWI Summer Spectacular, will take place live on Zoom, August 1-4, 2020. We are calling this online extravaganza ‘The Summer Spectacular’ because it truly is spectacular. It features the biggest stars in children’s literature. At the heart of the event are twelve Keynote Conversations with luminaries of the children’s publishing world. The line-up includes Kwame Alexander, Laurie Halse Anderson, Mac Barnett, Judy Blume, Jeff Kinney, Jon Klassen, Grace Lin, Alvina Ling, Meg Medina, Lin Oliver, Nancy Paulsen, LeUyen Pham, Jason Reynolds, Dan Santat, Heidi Stemple, Nic Stone, Raul the Third, Jane Yolen, Henry Winkler and Jacqueline Woodson. There will be a panel of renowned editors including Stacey Barney, (Executive Editor, G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers), Arthur Levine(Founder & Publisher, Levine Querido), Neal Porter (Publisher, Neal Porter Books/Holiday House), Jill Santopolo(Associate Publisher, Philomel Books/Penguin Random House), and Namrata Tripathi(Publisher, Kokila Books/Penguin Random House). An agents’ panel rounds out the list of keynote conversations. As of this publishing, participating agents include Regina Brooks of Serendipity Literary Agency, Brooks Sherman of Janklow & Nesbit, and Rosemary Stimolaof The Stimola Literary Studio. There are also opportunities for individual manuscript and portfolio critique, consultations on your social media presence and your career path, the talent-discovering portfolio showcase, live twitter chat socials, an online member book sale, a meme contest and a festive costume contest via Instagram. The complete schedule can be found here.     La Sociedad Internacional de Creadores de Libros para niños y jóvenes presenta: Congreso Virtual SCBWI «Verano Espectacular» 31 de julio al 4 de agosto Sesiones en zoom con grabaciones disponibles todo el mes de agosto. EL EVENTO ESTARÁ EN INGLÉS. Socios: 100$. No socios: 175$ ¿Qué incluye? Charlas y mesas redondas sobre la creación y publicación de libros para niños y jóvenes con los autores, editores y agentes fundamentales en el mercado estadounidense; encuentros informales con compañeros del sector, concursos y tienda online. La exposición de portfolios, revisión de manuscritos, y otras consultas individuales con profesionales se pagan aparte. MATRÍCULA EN LA WEB- Los socios de las secciones pertenecientes a países en desarrollo tienen un 50% de descuento en la matrícula. -Agenda: -Panelistas: -Encuentros informales, incluyendo el zoom en español: -Tienda online: -Informe del mercado EEUU:

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SCBWI is the society for writers and illustrators of children’s literature. It’s also an easy place to find speakers for your bookstore, school, or library. Find Wisconsin creators here and learn more about SCBWI by watching this video. Please settle in and get to know us. 🙂

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