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.  Our new venue TBA.  Watch here for updated info for location and more on our schedule for next season.   Upcoming Intensives: October 11, 2019: PB Text Intensive - With Melissa Manlove. Registration is open-click here for more info.

Illustrator Meet-up on Third Thursday (7-9:30 pm)  - The May Schmooze will take place on Wednesday, May 15 at 7-9 pm in North Park. We will have the model as requested. $10 fee. If you’d like to attend please rsvp by emailing :   and the address will be emailed to you. (For more info click here.)

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