Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

About Us

Welcome. Our chapter covers the San Diego/Imperial County region and is one of the most active chapters in the country. Members come from a variety of backgrounds and range in experience from those new to children’s writing or illustrating to authors and illustrators with numerous published titles.

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Upcoming Events

Illustrator Intensive Registration opens Nov 11th-click here for more info     PB Text Intensive Registration opens Nov 11th- click here for more info

Lessons Learned from Debut Authors and Member Book and Art Sale - Each December we highlight the journey of newly published chapter members and offer books and art by chapter members for that special someone on your gift list. This year we will be highlighting:  Demetra Brodsky, Debut Author of YA novel, Dive Smack and Tara Gilboy - Debut Author of MG Novel, Unwritten

For more info click here We will be meeting at the University of San Diego's Hahn School of Nursing building, 2PM to 4PM, room 106 (see map here)

Writing for Children Class to begin October 27, 2018 from Noon to 2:00 in room 108. Register at:

Illustrator Meet-up on Third Thursday (7-9:30 pm) at USD  - Next Schmooze will be on November 15 2018, Room 108. There will be a $10.00 model fee. Please RSVP at so there is a head count for the model.  (For more info click here.)

Kadir Nelson Exhibit - A group from our chapter will be attending Saturday, Nov 17th at 2PM. For more info click here

Oscar Symposium: Saturday February 23, 2019- Ticket sales 11/10/18 - 12/1/18 See here for info.

Submission Game – To encourage everyone to (BIC) and submit their work, we have created a Bingo game that  runs through May 11, 2019.  Click here for the Bingo Card.

Here are the rules: 1) One rejection letter/email per box. 2) Rejections must be received after September 8, 2018. 3) Write the name of the editor/agent and date in the box. 4) When you have a Bingo, bring the Rejection Bingo Card to a chapter meeting to win a prize.


 San Diego Authors and Illustrators and Their Books