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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Join us for Meet-ups to mingle with fellow writers and illustrators! When: Fridays: July 20, August 24 and September 7, 2018 6:00 for critique group 7:00 to mingle Where (Our new home): Makara Center for the Arts 811 N. Main St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 465-1190 To be added to the email list for the meet-ups, contact Tim Burke: To RSVP for the critique meeting, contact Amy Terranova at: