Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

New Member Resources

Welcome to SCBWI Nevada. We’re a community of writers and illustrators who are dedicated to learning more about the craft and the business of publishing on our journey as authors.

As a new member, we suggest that you gain a basic understanding of the path to publishing if you’re not familiar by reviewing the resources below. The Book is a great place to start. If you’d like to meet us, SCBWI Nevada has an online hangout every 21st of the month called BlackJack. Registration is on the calendar page. We hope to see you there.

If you have specific questions that aren’t answered here, you’re welcome to ask for guidance from Phyllis Mignard, a volunteer who has been a member for over 20 years. You can contact her by email. 

Phyllis Mignard, NV Member Liaison.


The Book — When you become an SCBWI member you have instant access to The Book: The Essential Guide to Publishing for Children. We update The Book throughout the year so that you always have access to the most up-to-date information in the field. The Book is filled with up-to-the-minute market surveys as well as information on maximizing social media, creating book trailers, enhancing your career though school visits, best practices in independent publishing, grassroots promotion, and much more. Members can also order a hard copy of The Book for the cost of printing and shipping.


The Bulletin — The SCBWI Bulletin is a quarterly publication containing comprehensive and current information in the field of children’s literature. In addition to features each month, regular departments include the latest market reports, information on school visits, book reviews, art tips, information on contests and awards, information on the illustration market, news of SCBWI members, and information about ongoing SCBWI activities throughout the world. Two hundred and fifty issues of SCBWI’s Bulletin, representing forty-two years of articles and advice, are now archived and easily searchable on the SCBWI website.


Insight — SCBWI’s INSIGHT is a monthly digital publication featuring current children’s book news, hot topics, helpful hints, exclusive interviews, and monthly contests. Members receive the SCBWI INSIGHT in their inbox on the first of every month as a supplement to our quarterly Bulletin.


Pro-Insider — The PRO-INSIDER is a digital publication for PAL (Published and Listed) members. This quarterly newsletter is filled with information on building and maintaining a successful career as a professional writer or illustrator. The PRO-INSIDER features articles about contracts, royalties, marketing, school visits, taxes, and everything a professional writer or illustrator might need to know.


Podcasts — SCBWI releases regular monthly thirty- to forty-five-minute podcasts, with interviews from leaders in the field of children’s literature—from editors and art directors to authors and illustrators. SCBWI members can download the podcasts for free.