Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


Anguilla, Saint Maarten, St Barbs, Saba, Barbuda, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Guyana, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Tortuga and Trinidad and Tobago (and everything in-between)

The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators is a professional information and networking society of over 19,000 authors, agents, editors and illustrators world wide. Based in Los Angeles, the SCBWI is the largest of its kind and has chapters in 200 regions. Our membership package is an invaluable tool for aspiring and professional writers and artists. It includes indispensable ‘how to’ articles and a directory of publishers in the field. One of the best things about SCBWI membership is the networking opportunity it presents. I have made fruitful contacts the world over. Now that’s technology well used! As creative people we need community not competition.

I sincerely recommend SCBWI to you as a great next step towards moving your career forward or becoming a professional in the field of children’s literature. I recently volunteered to spearhead a new Caribbean chapter. SCBWI Caribbean South was launched in Trinidad in September 2005. At least one monthly newsletter is circulated via email and are archives alone with related activities on our blog:


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Let me know where you are and how SCBWI Caribbean South can serve you!
Marsha Gomes-Mckie, RA