Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI Policies


Privacy Policy

The SCBWI takes very seriously the responsibility of maintaining our members’ privacy. It has long been, and will continue to be, our policy not to share or sell members’ personal information, including contact information or membership activity, such as conference or workshop attendance. Communications from the SCBWI to its members are limited to information regarding the field of publishing and related endeavors. Likewise, doxing in any form is strictly prohibited.

If members were to receive questionable correspondence from someone outside of the organization or believe their contact information may have been shared or hacked by an outside entity, please contact us at once at We will investigate the source and, if necessary, issue an immediate cease and desist order to the offending party.


Weapons Policy

It is the policy of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators to maintain an environment that is safe for all persons.  To achieve this objective, it is the SCBWI’s policy to maintain a firearms and weapons free environment at all of our events and prohibit the possession of firearms and weapons regardless of any license or permit that an individual may have which would otherwise authorize the individual to carry firearms or weapons. Weapons are defined as anything that is intended to cause harm to another person.


Non-Solicitation Policy

The SCBWI has a very strict policy on the use of any and all member and Regional Volunteer contact information. This applies to all published materials from the SCBWI and information on the SCBWI website and on its regional websites. This includes all email addresses, member information and chapter volunteer contact information, including but not limited to Regional Advisors, Assistant Regional Advisors and Illustrator Coordinators. THIS CONTACT INFORMATION MAY NOT BE USED FOR ANY SOLICITATIONS, ANNOUNCEMENTS, OR OTHER ITEMS OF ANY KIND. Violation of this policy will result in immediate termination of your membership.