Enrollment as a member of SCBWI INTERNATIONAL includes membership in your regional chapter!
P.A.L. stands for Published and Listed. P.A.L. membership is for
those whose work for children (books, illustrations, articles, poems,
photographs, etc.) have been commercially published by one of the
organizations listed in the SCBWI Market Survey. P.A.L. members
may have a speaker’s listing in the “Find a Speaker” area of the
site. P.A.L. members are also able to sell their books at certain
regional events where such sales are organized and sponsored by the
regional chapter. If you are not sure if you are eligible for
P.A.L. status visit the SCBWI International Levels of Membership page.
Membership is available to those whose work for children (books,
illustrations or photographs, films, electronic media available for
purchase, articles, poems or stories) has been published or produced.
Membership is available to those with an interest in children's
literature or media, whether or not they have been published or
produced. Writers or illustrators who have been published in markets
other than children's literature (but not in children's literature)
would be considered Associate Members.
Dues: US $85 for the first year and US $70 each renewing year.
How to Join
Online: SCBWI International Registration
Email: Request a membership application by sending your name and postal address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 323-782-1010 (fax: 323-782-1892)
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
8271 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048 USA
Benefits of Membership
SCBWI is a professional guild providing information, education and
establishing guidelines for professionalism within the profession. The
group sponsors TWO annual International Conferences
(Summer and Winter) on Writing and Illustrating Books as well as dozens
of regional conferences and events throughout the world.
Each of the 70 regional chapters
holds regional Events & Conferences. Paid members are automatically
enrolled in their local chapter. Networking events including
Manuscript/Illustration exchanges and critique groups, both in person
SCBWI publishes a bi-monthly newsletter and
provides many informational publications on the art and business of
writing and selling written, illustrated and electronic material.
Membership listing and a speakers bureau help others to find you!
Group health insurance is
available for qualifying members as well as discounts on a variety of
goods and services including office supplies, computers, and rental
To see if you qualify contact The Entertainment Industry Group Insurance Trust (TEIGIT).
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