Society of
Children's Book Writers
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Bienvenidos Spanish Speakers!

Hola! Welcome Spanish speakers to the SCBWI world of children’s books!

It’s a place to network, collaborate, find resources, and—most important—it’s a welcoming place to bring the stories of your own homeland. You’ll find SCBWI a diverse and vibrant community of artists, and I hope to meet you at one of our many meetings or workshops!

Carmen Agra Deedy

SCBWI PAL member

Carmen Agra Deedy is the author of eleven books for children, including The Library Dragon, The Cheshire Cheese Cat, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, and 14 Cows for America, a New York Times Best-seller. A new picture book, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! (Scholastic Press) was released in 2017. Her personal stories first appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered; funny, insightful, and frequently irreverent, Deedy’s narratives are culled from her childhood as a Cuban refugee in the all-but-sleepy Southern town of Decatur, Georgia. She is also host of the four-time Emmy-winning children’s program, Love That Book!

An award-winning author and storyteller, Ms. Deedy is also an accomplished lecturer, having been a guest speaker for both the TED and TEDx Conferences, the Library of Congress, Columbia University, The National Book Festival, Kennedy Center, among other distinguished venues. In the fall of 2016, she opened the Art of the Book Lecture Series, for the Smithsonian Libraries, and was a keynote speaker at the Association of International Baccalaureate Schools of Costa Rica Conference. 

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Melana e Judy a SCBWI – LA


Southern Breeze region is a richly diverse area with more languages spoken in some communities than almost any other area in the United States. Our Region is brimming with stories from many cultures!

But did you know that SCBWI is a global community with resources for these writers and illustrators? There are regions all over the world, and once you become a member, you’ll have access to world-wide help.

In addition to connecting with other writers and illustrators throughout the world when you travel and through the Blue Board, SCBWI offers benefits specifically for our Spanish-speaking community.


SCBWI, como asociación internacional, también apoya a escritores e ilustradores que utilizan otras lenguas, como el español, ofreciendo recursos sobre ese mercado.
Además de la información en inglés, dispones de estos recursos en español:
Boletín cuatrimestral digital La Cometa: anuncios de concursos para escritores e ilustradores, noticias del mercado, artículos de socios, crónicas de eventos LIJ, entrevistas son personajes del sector. Editado por Judy Goldman (Mexico RA). ¡Esperamos tu colaboración con artículos e ilustraciones! Puedes leer los últimos números en la web y subscribirte aquí:
Información sobre grupos de crítica: escríbenos si deseas participar.
Artículos traducidos de THE BOOK (solo para socios):
Página de Facebook: SCBWI en español con las últimas convocatorias y noticias sobre el mercado LIJ en España y América Latina. ¡Anima a tus compañeros autores a explorar las oportunidades que ofrece SCBWI! Y consulta lo que hacen los socios de la región de España en su Blog.
• Columna en español en The Bulletin con información del mercado: ¡Nuevo!
Ante todo, suponemos que has seleccionado los idiomas que usas en tu perfil de ¡La función de idioma nos ayuda a localizar a los socios hispanohablantes!
La producción de libros infantiles en España, México, América Central y América del Sur es extremadamente diversa. Las grandes corporaciones como SM, Santillana, Norma, Alfaguara, Edebé, Edelvives, FCE, Ekaré tienen oficinas en la mayoría de los países de habla española y muchas son muy potentes en el mercado educativo. Además, hay cientos de editoriales independientes de alta calidad. Hay que tener en cuenta que en este mercado es inusual trabajar a través de agentes.
Para cualquier duda, la Coordinadora de Español Malena F. Alzu está disponible en

Welcome to the world of children’s books in Spanish!

SCBWI Offers the following resources in Spanish for Spanish speaking creators:

La Cometa. SCBWI’s free electronic bulletin in Spanish with interviews, contests from Spain and Latin America, news about SCBWI, reports of events of the children’s book publishing Latin American market,tips and proposals, and articles by members. Edited by Judy Goldman (Mexico RA). Subscription:

We encourage members to collaborate by submitting articles and illustrations!
Contact Malena at
 Facebook-SCBWI en español, info about the Publishing market from Spain and Latin America. Remember, Facebook-SCBWI in Spanish is available to all! So if you know Spanish-speaking writers or illustrators, invite them to explore SCBWI and join us! We have lots of opportunities everywhere!
Language feature (members profile) helps us to detect Spanish speaking members!
Spanish Speaking Market Children’s book production in Spain, Mexico, Central, and South America is extremely diverse. Big corporations like SM, Santillana, Norma, Alfaguara, Edebé, Edelvives, FCE, Ekaré have offices in most Spanish-speaking countries and many are very strong in the educational Market. Besides, there are hundreds of independent high quality publishing houses as well. Be aware that in this market it is unusual to work through agents.
If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Malena F. Alzu