Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • New (and returning) Members Start Here! To help you get the most out of your SCBWI membership, we have provided the following information about how to get involved in our chapter while taking advantage of our numerous member offerings. Read more ...
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  • We are now authorized to hold small, in-person events. However, we must continue to follow all local and state guidelines for gathering, such as if these events can be held indoors versus only outdoors. Because these guidelines vary by county and sometimes even city, we will inform you on the social distancing and mask-wearing requirements for your particular area when we plan in person events. In the meantime, please continue to follow CDC and health department guidelines to prevent spread of COVID-19 illness. This includes: current social distancing, practicing good hand hygiene, avoidance of touching your face with unwashed hands, and  staying home if sick. Please visit the for additional information. We hope to have updates about larger indoor gatherings soon.  
  • Gather with writers and illustrators in your area to talk, learn and share. Check out the Events page for an upcoming Connect in your area!
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  • Join us in celebrating the success of these members who made a connection or contact at one of our events! Do you have your own Rocky Mtn Chapter or SCBWI Success Story to share? Did you meet an editor or agent at an SCBWI event and end up placing a manuscript or receiving representation? Did you meet an illustrator who ended up illustrating your self-published book? If so, we want to hear from you! Send an email to webmaster, Denise Vega, with RMC/SCBWI SUCCESS STORY in the subject line. Include the event, the date, and your success story! NOTE: These are stories directly related to your attendance at an event. See below for examples. To submit other good news, click here.  2021 SCBWI Big 5-0 Conference Anne Marie Brown attended a SCBWI pitch roundtable with agent Kelly Sonnack and received representation from Saritza Hernadez of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Anne Marie’s three manuscripts, “For My Son,” “Pretty: For My Daughter,” and “For My Children,” experienced viral success on Tik Tok, and are out on submission. Fantastic news, Anne Marie! 2018 RMC Letters & Lines Fall Conference After participating in a novel intensive at the 2017 Letters and Lines conference, Megan E. Freeman was invited by the editor to send her full manuscript.  After reading it and offering suggestions, the editor suggested some agents. As a direct result of querying those agents, Megan is happy to announce that she has signed with Deborah Warren of East West Literary Agency.  Megan is excited to join the Rocky Mountain contingent of East West writers and illustrators, and is so grateful for the support and opportunities provided by RMC-SCBWI and to all the people who make Letters and Lines happen every year.  Way to go, Megan! 2018RMC Big Sur in the Rockies Agent Workshop for Illustrators Illustrator Darla Okada signed with agent Kelly Sonnack (Andrea Brown Literary Agency) after participating in the the Big Sur Agent Workshop for Illustrators on May 17. Congratulations, Darla! 2015 RMC Letters & Lines Fall Conference Greg Barrington signed with agent Deborah Warren at East West Literary in November 2015 as an author-illustrator.
  • Take your writing to the next level with the Michelle Begley Memorial Program.
Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Region!

The Rocky Mountain Chapter includes both Colorado and Wyoming. We have about 640 members, with just over 450 of those designating themselves as writers and over 145 as illustrators or writer-illustrators. Of the total, about 400 are Associate members, just over 100 are Full and nearly 130 are PAL (Published

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