Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • P.A.L. stands for “Published and Listed.” This level of membership is open to those whose books, articles, poems, stories, illustrations, photographs, films, television or electronic media for children have been commercially published by one of the organizations listed in the SCBWI Market Surveys. P.A.L. members may have a speaker’s listing in the “Find A Speaker” area of the site. They are also able to sell books at certain regional events where such sales are organized and sponsored by the regional chapter. We congratulate the following members who published P.A.L. books in 2020! [scbwi_iframe src=

About Us

The Kansas / Missouri SCBWI region is a vibrant, dedicated and welcoming community of children’s book writers and illustrators.


Future Conference Dates:
2020: November 6-8
2021: November 5-7
2022: November 4-6





The Kansas/Missouri region stands with the entire SCBWI community in saying, we stand firmly against bias, oppression, or unfair treatment of people based on their identity elements. We also extend our condolences to the Floyd family at this hurtful time. As we feel the pain of what is happening today in America and in the treatment of our Black citizens, we renew our commitment to equity, inclusion, and equal justice for all. To read more about our stand, here is our position statement on equity and inclusion:
 What's coming up in the region? Click on highlighted events to the left - or visit the Events link at the right - for details on upcoming regional events and for online registration. If you are an SCBWI member, please log in first to receive member discounts. We look forward to seeing you at our events!
 ATTENTION: Please note that all in-person events have been postponed until further notice. We'll continue to monitor this situation and follow national and state public health guidelines to prevent the spread of illness in addition to abiding by National SCBWI standards. Please stay safe.
 ANNOUNCING A SERIES OF SCBWI DIGITAL WORKSHOPS.   Available FREE to CURRENT SCBWI MEMBERS as a gift from us to you to support you during this difficult time.  Please visit for more information.