Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

About us

We are a three-state region of nearly 600 members, with the vast majority living in Maryland.  Our annual conference is held in March each year at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, MD (near BWI Airport). We host many events throughout the year, including retreats, workshops, write-in/sketch-ins, sketch crawls, member meetups, and webinars. We invite readers of all ages to take our Read Local Challenge and read books by our traditionally-published members for a chance to win great prizes! Check out the links in the menu at right to learn more about our many programs.