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:


October 27th - San Diego Chapter Meeting -Breaking Into the Work-For-Hire Market, Is It For You? with author Bitsy Kemper - What is “Work For Hire” and how is it different than traditional publishing? This interactive 60-minute presentation will take an inside look at writing for hire, and allow for up to 30 minutes of questions afterwards (wow, right?). We will be meeting at the University of San Diego's Hahn School of Nursing building, room 106 (see map here)

Reminder: This meeting will be on the fourth Saturday, Oct 27, 2-4 pm.

Illustrator Meet-up on Third Thursday (7-9:30 pm) at USD  - Next Schmooze will be on October 18, 2018, Room 108. (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