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

  On August 17th from 2 - 4 PM at the San Diego Library in Mission Valley there will be an opportunity for conference attendees to share information with each other and with people unable to attend.    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.   Check Webinars in menu to the right for upcoming webinars from all regions.     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