Welcome to the Metro New York Chapter
Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators

SCBWI Metro New York is a chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators, a professional organization for writers and illustrators of children's books. SCBWI members who live in New York City, Long Island and parts of the counties directly north of New York City are automatically members of the Metro New York chapter. We are happy to be here and to offer a variety of events and services.

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We Will Be Moving Soon

Our Official website will be moving to the SCBWI National site soon

Our new address is now active and is


You will be able to reach us directly with the address above or through the Chapter Directory on the National SCBWI site

SCBWI Metro New York Chapter Upcoming Events

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May 13, 2014
So Your Character Walks into a Plot Hole ... And Other Common Traps To Avoid In Your YA amd MG Manuscripts
Brett Wright, Associate Editor, Bloomsbury Children’s Books. Brett works on children’s books for all ages, from picture books through YA. At Bloomsbury, he has edited the Athlete vs. Mathlete series, two novels-in-verse, a YA Shakespearean novel, and the forthcoming middle-grade series, Dance Divas.

SCBWI Metro "On-the-Road" Tarrytown, NY

May 17, 2014
The Anatomy of a Picture Book with Julia Sooy
Join Julia Sooy, publisher’s assistant at Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, as we dissect the modern picture book, looking generally at the format of what makes a picture book a picture book (and why that might be different from the picture books of youths and years past).

June 10, 2014
Richard Peck: Shaping Story from the Opening Line
"You are only as good as your first line." In this interactive workshop, award-winning author, Richard Peck will help writers of Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult novels refine opening lines of their works-in-progress. Attendees will be invited to share their "first lines" at this event and learn from America's most highly respected writers for children and young adults.

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SCBWI Metro New York

646 580-3719

Co-Regional Advisors: Pat Weissner and Bridget Casey

Assistant Regional Advisor: Seta Toroyan

Regional Advisor Emerita: Vicky Shiefman