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? 

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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

2010 - present
2010 - present