Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

New Member Information


We are glad you are here and look forward to getting to know you. Start your journey by connecting with members on social media, then come meet us in person at one of our events. If you have any questions, Regional Advisor Beth Mills is always willing to help, email her at Get to know the entire leadership team by visiting the About Us page.




Read The BookThe Essential Guide to Publishing for Children. This annual publication is a must-read that will save you countless hours of research and help kick off your publication journey. It’s packed with info on finding an agent, traditional publishing and self-publishing.  Access the latest edition here.


Get the FAQs. For all your burning questions, check out the SCBWI FAQ page. If you’re new to the world of children’s literature and publishing, you probably have a LOT of questions about how it all works


Dive into our regional website. For event listings and other resources, visit SBWI-NTX.


Find out about Membership Benefits. Be the first to know about grants/scholarships, discounts, industry news, exclusive opportunities, and connect with members around the globe by visiting the Membership Benefits page.


Join a critique group. Hands down, the best way to get feedback on your work is by joining (or starting) a critique group. SCBWI-NTX has you covered on our Critique Group page. See current listings with contact info and contact the Critique Group Coordinator to start your own group.


Attend a FREE digital workshop.  Have you checked out the excellent series of digital workshops offered by SCBWI Headquarters? To find out more, go to and click on “SCBWI Digital” tab.


Virtually visit another chapter. Many SCBWI chapters open up some seats to their regional virtual events to all members. Here are some exciting opportunities.


Attend a neighboring conference or get-together. Many chapters in Texas and nearby states offer annual or semi-annual conference and retreats. View all upcoming events here.


Check out our newsletter. The SCBWI-NTX Spotlight is our regional newsletter, which features event info, news and more. Access back issues of The Spotlight.


Join us on social media. Catch event listings, member news, and other chapter announcements by following us on social media:

Twitter @SCBWINorthTexas

Facebook: SCBWINorthTexas

Instagram: SCBWINorthTexas


Don’t forget our Members Only Facebook Group!


Be a Winner! There are tons of grants and awards up for grabs from SCBWI. Find your genre and apply annually here.



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