Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


 We are now accepting submissions from members for our next newsletter!

DEADLINE: May 1, 2019

DETAILS: to cover submissions for the period since fall 2018

Submissions MUST be mailed to and indicate NEWSLETTER in subject header.


  • Good News – e.g. for your recent/upcoming books/successes; max. 75 words; include your book cover thumbnail
  • Critique Group News
  • Short Articles (max. 500 words, e.g., reports on conferences attended, profiles, interviews, notes on technique/craft, book reviews on technique/craft)
  • Announcements – e.g. member book launches, upcoming events
  • Photos; spot illustrations in colour or B&W

We do not currently accept any business announcements


Please name your file(s) with a heading and your name; example format:

GoodNews_Potter_Harry_ 01.jpg


For all submissions, please include your full name and a “byline” sentence if you’d like to have one

Text MUST be sent in doc or .docx format only (NOT pdf).

BEFORE SUBMITTING: Please proofread your text and ensure it is ready to be published. We do NOT write up your entries (e.g., from bullet points or incomplete text).

Photos/illos should be sent as jpgs or png (NOT pdf). Please send good quality/hi res up to max 5MB – please DO NOT send images swiped off phones, Twitter or websites as these are often of low quality/lo-res when reproduced, even digitally.

For images: please send the largest resolution (file size) you have.

Min recommended sizes:

Cover illustrations: no smaller than 1000 pixels wide @ 150 dpi.

Interior illustrations: no smaller than 500 pixels wide @ 150 dpi.
Thumbnails for book covers may be smaller
Spot illustrations: PNG format preferred with transparent background

Thank you! We look forward to receiving your submissions!

To view our most recent newsletter, simply click on the cover.                                                                                                                                        

Fall 2018

To read previous editions of the newsletter, please click on the cover pages below.

2018 Spring


2017 Fall

2016 Spring

2016 Spring

 2016 Winter                                         2015 Spring

   2016 Winter                                                         2015 Spring

      2014 Spring                                          2014 Fall     

2014 Spring                                                           2014 Fall


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