Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Our Chapter

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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 offer a variety of events and services.


Our Chapter Logo


In August 2013, we invited SCBWI members to submit logo designs to a contest that would allow one winner to represent our chapter in a fun and creative way.

The criteria was simple: include the SCBWI kite and make it NYC-themed. Art Director Laurent Linn chose this charming and playful nod at one of NYC's most recognisable symbols, submitted by illustrator Elizabeth Baddeley.

Learn more about Elizabeth's inspiration for the Metro NY logo design in this interview.