Society for Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators ( is one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals working in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia.

Basic Information for Authors and Illustrators

US Copyright Office Information on copyright and online filing

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Other Professional Organizations

Authors Guild Organization for published authors focusing on rights issues

Society of Illustrators Exhibits, lectures, educational programs, and other resources for illustrators

Graphic Artists Guild Union for graphic arts

Children's Book Council (CBC) Non-profit organization promoting enjoyment of "trade" books, poetry, awareness of literary issues

American Booksellers Association (ABA) Services independent bookstores, search engine for local booksellers.

International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) International children's book network.

The Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) Non-profit association of scholars, critics, professors, students, librarians, teachers and institutions dedicated to the academic study of literature for children.

American Library Association The oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users.

Industry Publications

Publisher's Weekly Publishing industry magazine, features children's articles weekly

Picturebook A children's illustration sourcebook and online portfolio targeting publishers and art directors

Horn Book A monthly publication that reviews children's books

AuthorsDen ( provides the latest and best information on authors of all types covering the full range of topics. This is the first place to look when searching for an expert in any field. Useful for authors and journalists and to provide an excellent way for the public to learn more about the people behind the books.