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

  We hope to see many of you at the LA Summer Conference coming up on August 9th through 11th. There is an extra day of Intensives on August 12th for an additional fee.    Our 2019 - 2020 season will start on September 14th, 2019.  Topic of our first meeting is,  What Are Editors Looking For? with Deborah Halverson, freelance editor and author of SCBWI's Annual Market Report.  October 12, 2019 will be a PB Text Intensive with Melissa Manlove and Stephanie Von Borstel, see below for the registration link. Our new venue TBA soon.  Watch here for updated info for location and more on our schedule for next season. WEBINARS IN JULY: July 16th  webinar will be on Subtext and Subplots: How to Deepen & Energize Your YA/MG Fiction with freelance editor, Deborah Halverson. For more info click here.  Or go to the Webinars section listed in our sidebar on this page. July 17th will be a webinar especially for illustrators a Procreate Demo with James Anderson, webcomic creator, illustrator and graphic artist. For more info click here. Or go to the Webinars section listed in our sidebar on this page.   Upcoming Intensives: October 12, 2019: PB Text Intensive - With Melissa Manlove and Stephanie Von Borstel. Registration is open-click here for more info.

Illustrator Meet-up on Third Thursday (7-9:30 pm)  will resume in September 2019, watch 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