The Society of Childrenâ€™s Book Writers and Illustrators, a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, is one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of childrenâ€™s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia. Our mission is to support the creation and availability of quality childrenâ€™s books around the world. We accomplish this by fostering a vibrant community of individuals who bring books for young readers to the public including writers, illustrators, translators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers, bloggers, enthusiasts and others. We provide education and support for these individuals and the community through our awards, grants, programs and events. We strive to increase the quality and quantity of childrenâ€™s books in the marketplace, and act as a consolidated voice for writers and illustrators of children's books worldwide.