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SCBWI Minnesota is a 100% volunteer-powered organization. As such, we have provided the following FAQs to help you learn more about our organization before you reach out to one of our volunteers for more information:

How do I know if I’m a member?

You are only an SCBWI member if you have paid the registration fee to the SCBWI office in Los Angeles, CA. You can confirm your SCBWI membership status at; sign in and click Membership Renewal to view your current expiration date, and/or to renew your membership. 

What is a PAL member and how do I know if I am one?

PAL stands for “Published and Listed.” Click here for all membership categories. PAL membership status is open to those who have had at least one book or article published by traditional publishing houses that meet our PAL Publisher Guidelines and are listed on our  PAL Publishers list. 

If you are listed as a Full or Associate member, you will need to update your profile to include your most recent qualifying publication. You can update your profile once a publication date has been assigned, even if your book has not yet been released. If your publisher does not appear in the drop-down menus, you’ll need to apply for PAL member status at SCBWI PAL Membership Inquiry Form.