Anyone with a demonstrated interest in children’s book illustration may become a CBIG member, whether published or not.
CBIG’s membership year starts in January and ends in December. Membership must be renewed annually. The $50.00 annual dues fee goes toward honoraria for our speakers, promotional efforts on behalf of our members, Web hosting, and other necessary expenses to run this all-volunteer organization. January, March, May, and September meetings are included as part of your CBIG annual dues. Members may opt to participate in CBIG's Annual Portfolio Review, which is a separate fee (usually around $45.00) to cover costs and guest-reviewer honoraria.
Have membership questions?
Feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and put "Membership" in the subject line.
CBIG Member Benefits
Networking opportunities with fellow illustrators and author-illustrators, art directors, editors, art reps, and literary agents at CBIG events (Currently CBIG hosts all events on Zoom)
Opportunities to submit your work to acquiring children's publishing industry professionals
Access to CBIG members-only info, including meeting minutes archive, special events, publisher submission info, and more
Marketing opportunities, including CBIG's online presence at Instagram, Twitter, blog, and listserv; art exhibition opportunities; annual promotional postcard mailing to 200+ children’s publishing contacts; individual page in our annual color and black-and-white PDF illustration directories; and Member Page on the home page of the CBIG website
Volunteer opportunities as part of our 100% member-run organization of artists
Invitation to the CBIG Annual Portfolio Review in November, where CBIG members get one-on-one time with two children's publishing editors/art directors of their choice