Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


Membership in the SCBWI is open to anyone with an active interest in children’s literature or media. We welcome aspiring and published writers and illustrators, librarians, educators, artists, students, dramatists, musicians, filmmakers, and others. A passion for children’s literature is our #1 criterion.

Your first year of membership in the SCBWI is $95.* The annual renewal fee is $80*.   *US Dollars

Note: Memberships are for 12 months from when you join.  They aren’t based on the calendar year.  For example, if you join on Nov 15, 2016, then your membership goes from 11/15/2016 – 12/1/2017.

(Special rates are available for full-time students.)

For a gift membership please fill out the form knowing that the email you enter will be where the confirmation is sent.  You can also set up a gift membership by calling: 323-782-1010 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm pacific time.

Please allow new membership packets 4-6 weeks to arrive. All of the material in the welcome packet is instantly accessible on the website under “Resource Library”


Student Membership: 1 Year @ $65.00 / then $55.00 USD / Yearly - Apply for Student Membership