Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Dates to Remember


Following are the important dates for 2018.
Please note that all dates are subject to change.
Don’t forget to check us out at #BBF18SCBWI



September 20

** Release of all Bologna information

October 2

** Entries open for BiG (SCBWI Bologna Illustrators Gallery)

November 1

** Submissions open for PAL book Showcase and the SCBWI Digital Catalogue


November 15

** Last day for entry to BiG (SCBWI Bologna Illustrators Gallery)

December 15 – now extended to December 17

** Submissions close for PAL book Showcase and the SCBWI Digital Catalogue



January 1

** Shortlist announced for BiG

** Submissions open for PERSONAL showcase registration

** Submissions open for Success Stories Slide

January 15

** Release of the 2018 SCBWI Bologna Digital Catalogue

January 17

** Submissions open for DIM (Duelling Illustrators Manuscript Competition)

January 31

** Submissions close for DIM (Duelling Illustrators Manuscript Competition)


February 1

** Last day to submit Success Stories Slide.


February 2

** BiG winner and other finalists announced (at the New York Winter Conference)


February 21

** Announce winners of DIM (Duelling Ilustrators Manuscript Competition). This will be revealed 21st February. 

February 28

** Closing date for PERSONAL showcase registration

February 20

** Closing date for the delivery of the PAL books that are being showcased on the SCBWI Bologna stand


March 25

** SCBWI set up at Bologna Booth


March 26

** Bologna Book Fair opens


March 29

** Bologna Book Fair ends


…. Other Dates to be listed shortly!