Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • How  many of these fabulous events did you catch in 2022...? Click though any event's title to find out more. January 18, 2022 FINDING A HOME FOR YOUR STORY SERIES, Part 3: Why Work with an Agent… and How? January 23, 2022 מה מחפשים בהוצאת ספרים? / What do publishers want?!   March 6, 2022 Agent Pitch Party with Kaitlyn Sanchez of Context Literary March 14, 2022 איך לפנות לשוק האמריקאי? הרצאה משותפת של ליאורה גרוסמן ומירי לשם פלאי Bridging the Divide: Reaching American Agents and Publishers!   April 3, 2022 EUREKA! Crafting New Ideas for Picture Books   April 24, 2022 SHARING ISRAEL’S STORIES: 3-hour online extravaganza  May 11, 2022 SCBWI Israel Social! June 15, 2022 Self-Publishing: Is it right for you?   September 7, 2022 Plan a Winning School or Library Visit with Bestselling Author-Illustrator Miri Leshem-Pelly October 2, 2022 Build Your Best Portfolio with Mike Malbrough   October 6, 2022 Rights, Schmights: Legal Basics for Kids’ Book Creators November 13, 2022 Come Meet Joni Sussman of Kar-Ben Publishing (FREE In-Person Event) November 22, 2022 FREE EVENT: Building Bountiful Board Books with Five Awesome Creators  ... See you soon via Zoom and in-person! Check out all our upcoming events here.
  • CURRENT ISSUE: December 2020 - click here to download full-sized PDF in English or Hebrew     PAST ISSUES: June 2020 - click here to download full-sized PDF in English or Hebrew April 2019 - click here to download full-sized PDF in English or Hebrew December 2018 - click here to download in English or Hebrew  
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Shalom, and welcome to the Israeli chapter of SCBWI! Our members include both published and aspiring children’s authors and illustrators. Our main interest is to open up a window to the world for our writers and illustrators, and we love meeting authors, illustrators and publishing professionals from around the world.

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Shalom! SCBWI Israel was founded in 1997 by Anna Levine, who served as Regional Advisor for 14 years. She was followed by Miri Leshem-Pelly, who served as Regional Advisor for 10 years.

If you're planning a visit to Israel, please let us know - we'd love to meet you!

שלום וברוכים הבאים לסניף הישראלי של SCBWI, האגודה המקצועית הבינלאומית לסופרים, מאיירים, ומתרגמים לספרות ילדים. יש לנו צוות דו-שפתי ונשמח לעזור לכם בקריירה שלכם בכתיבה / איור ספרי ילדים. בכל שאלה, נא ליצור איתנו קשר:

Your SCBWI Israel Team Co-Regional Advisor Tzivia MacLeod Co-Regional Advisor Anna Borenstein Illustrator Coordinator Shirley Waisman

צוות SCBWI ישראל שלכם      

ציביה מקלאוד, מנהלת אזור שותפה

אנה בורנשטיין, מנהלת אזור שותפה

שירלי ויסמן, רכזת מאיירים

For a full list of all upcoming events, click here. To explore some of our past events, click here.