Membership Advantages

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. Dues are US$75 for the first year and US$60 each renewing year.

P.A.L. Membership
P.A.L. stands for "Published and Listed. This level of membership is open to those whose books, articles, poems, stories, illustrations, photographs, films, television or electronic media for children have been commercially published by one of the organizations listed in the SCBWI Market SurveysOpen in New Window (Member Login req.). When registering, if you don't see your publisher listed on the drop-down menus, simply choose "Other" and enter the name of your publisher.

Full Membership
Open to those whose books, articles, poems, stories, illustrations, photographs, films, television or electronic media for children have been published or produced. Professional editors, agents, and publishers are also included in this category. Self-published authors are included in this category.

Associate Membership
Open to unpublished writers and illustrators of children’s literature or media, and those with a general enthusiasm for the field. Writers or illustrators who have been published in markets other than children's literature (but not in children's literature), as well as journalists, bloggers, educators, teachers and librarians would be considered Associate Members.

IndustryPRO
Open to editors, agents, art directors, and other publishing professionals, the SCBWI IndustryPRO membership industry proessionals to sign in and update their listings in the SCBWI Market Surveys, Agent Directories and the various other publication resources that we make available as a service to our members. All IndustryPRO memberships are manually screened by SCBWI to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.

     

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When you join the SCBWI, your membership includes belonging to both the international organization and your local region. To join SCBWI, click the JOIN NOW! link above:

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