Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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Membership SCBWI is open to anyone with an active interest in children’s literature anywhere in the world. Special pricing is in place for people who are living in and citizens of emergine developing nations. The SCBWI International Central is the most diverse “region” of SCBWI; it is made up of members who live outside of the United States in an area where there is not currently an SCBWI Chapter. We welcome aspiring and published writers and illustrators, librarians, educators, artists, students, dramatists, musicians, filmmakers, translators, publishers and others.  

Benefits All SCBWI members worldwide receive the benefits of being part of SCBWI including Awards and Grants, Events, SCBWI Publications, Illustrators’ Gallery, Speakers’ Bureau, Online Bookstore and much more. SCBWI members are welcome to attend SCBWI events anywhere in the world at the reduced SCBWI member rate.

Critique Groups and Networking: 

Although members in International Central do not have a chapter, it is still possible to connect, in person or virtually, with other members. Use the SCBWI website to locate members near you to start discussions on children’s literature and opportunities for critique groups.