Our Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group (CWIG) is a professional community of writers and illustrators who create content for the children’s publishing market.
We campaign as a group on issues of specific relevance to us, as well as raising the profile of children's books more generally. Click here to read about our campaigns
While a democratically-elected committee directs the work of the group, the day-to-day administration is dealt with by the Group Secretary, Jo McCrum.
Benefits of joining CWIG include:
- Regular CWIG events give members plenty of opportunity to socialise with peers and network with industry professionals such as publishers, librarians, booksellers, reviewers and many distinguished writers and illustrators.
- Every CWIG member can give up to three Reading for Pleasure Awards a year to hard-working and imaginative schools for their promotion of reading for pleasure.
- CWIG members will automatically receive newsletters and event details. You can also join our private CWIG Facebook Discussion Group – a lively discussion forum on professional matters. But remember, you can receive immediate or specialist professional advice from our advisory service.
- CWIG are also corporate members of various publishing and trade bodies, with close links with ALCS, IBBY UK, CMF, SCBWI British Isles, AoI, DACS and more.
For more information on giving a CWIG Reading for Pleasure Award and resources on social media for authors, including online disputes and SoA intervention, read our posts on the Noticeboard below.