Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • October 6, 2018, SoCal SCBWI will be hosting Writers and Illustrators Day at Cal State Fullerton. Calling all writers, Illustrators, published and pre-published creative people. You are invited to meet an Editor, an Art Director and three Agents along with published authors and illustrators on 10/6/2018. Get the insiders scoop on Children's Publishing and the opportunity to sign up for a manuscript critique or a pitch session, promo critique, contest, portfolio display and more.  Speakers: Trisha de Guzman, Associate Editor - Farrar, Straus, Giroux Books Jordan Hamessley, Literary Agent - New Leaf Literary & Media Natalie Lakosil, Literary Agent - Bradford Literary Agency Natascha Morris, Literary Agent -  BookEnds Literary Agency Lauren Rille, Art Director and Author- Simon & Schuster                              Steve Bramucci - Middle Grade Author Merrie Destefano - Young Adult Author  Henry Herz - Picture Book Author           Go to the following link for details and registration: CLICK HERE to go to see more information and to register.

About Us

Welcome to SoCal

Our region includes Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside and Long Beach. We have sunny beaches, snow-capped mountains, and scenic deserts. We are also home to incredible writers and illustrators who mingle and hone their craft at monthly meet-ups and critique groups, an annual retreat and an annual

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Your Art Featured on the SCBWI SoCal Website…Regional Contest

Now is your opportunity to have your work featured as the official regional banner art on the SCBWI SoCal website. The website is frequently visited by agents, editors, SCBWI members, and others.   Winner receives 1 year full membership and bio segment with link to personal website.   Details:  Banner Art Theme “What is the SCBWI to you?”                 IMAGE Size:  5.267 inches (width) x 1.11 inches (height) Jpeg (.jpg) format in high resolution (300dpi)   Attach jpeg (correct size) to email with “SCBWI SoCal Banner Contest, 2017/18” in subject line.   Within the body of the email please send your bio information (100 words),                 personal website link, and personal photo imbedded in email.  The illustration example above, created by Priscilla Burris, represents what the SoCal region currently use for their banner.   * Not following the above details will eliminate your submission from the contest.
  • Please note: Only the Winner will be notified. Contract/Agreement must be signed and returned. Parties must agree upon unlimited usage                  for one year in the form of digital media or print with appropriate credits.
  • Artwork must be original with copyright held by winner.
  • Contest is limited to SCBWI members only
  Deadline: August 28, 2018   Send your submissions to Gina Capaldi at