Free Monthly Peer Critiques 2024

Jan 01, 2024 - Dec 31, 2024

Online event

Free Monthly Critiques Meet other kidlit writers and illustrators from our region and get feedback on your work at our free peer critique meetings.

The next upcoming peer critique dates is:

Saturday, June 15th 10am-12pm

Submit by June 8th MIDNIGHT

Use the Google Form below to register. You can also register as a "Bleacher Creature or Lurker" if you are new to critiquing and would like to observe!

For reminder emails, make sure you are signed up for our newsletter here:

For the upcoming Region-wide Zoom critique meeting:

Members and non-members are welcome. Please upload a new ms, pages or a revision by Midnight of the deadline.

Submit your 5 pages here:

Remember you are welcome to come as an observer or "bleacher-creature" if you have never been to critique before and you'd like to see how it works before you submit yourself. Register through the Google form and choose the “lurker/bleacher-creature” option.

You will receive an email the day after the submission deadline with a link to the color-coded Google Sheet. This sheet will have the groups assigned by color and room number. You will read the submissions in your group before the meeting.

Be well,

The EasternUp RT

p.s. If it is your first time submitting, please read the instructions below carefully:

Eastern NY Region-wide Zoom Critique Instructions:

  1. Add a logline to the top of your submission! For YA and MG submissions, if it is not your first chapter, add a very short summary to bring us up to speed in your story. (Very short summary means a paragraph or two.) 
  2. Upload your submission as a Word.docx by Midnight, of the deadline date. I will send out the groups the following day. 
  3. Read the submissions in your group before the meeting. You’ll get an email indicating your color/group.
  4. Leave comments on each Google Doc
  5. Come prepared to discuss each submission 

How to write a logline:

Upload your submission as a Word.docx (or PDF for illustrated dummies) by the deadline posted above.

*Format your picture book manuscript or 5 pages of your novel (double-spaced) following SCBWI recommendations (see page 2 of the pdf under heading “Formatting Your Manuscript”: