Critique Groups

Looking for feedback, support, and constructive criticism from your peers?

Many writers find a group of their peers the ideal forum in which to share ideas and techniques, exchange constructive criticism, or have an intense discussion about literature. Meeting with a critique group can be an invaluable step in readying your work for publication.

In-person Critique Groups

If you would like to join or create an in-person critique group, there are several ways to do so.

Get to know your local area members. Attend a local get-together and let attendees know that you are looking to join a group or to create a group.

Attend an online, chapter-wide get-together if you do not live in an area that has a local get-together group. Although members attending may be from anywhere in Canada East, it's still a great place to let people know you are seeking a group. Someone from your local area may also be attending.

Post a message on The Exchange (our Google group). Don't forget to specify your location and whether or not you prefer to meet on weekdays, evenings, or weekends.

If you still need assistance, e-mail Elena Dee, Assistant Regional Advisor. She will do her best to help you out.

Online Critique Groups

SCBWI Canada East also offers online critique groups. These groups are coordinated by Elena Dee (our chapter's Assistant Regional Advisor). When any given group fills up, a waiting list is started. When that gets long enough, a new group is created.

On-line critique groups are available in the following categories:

• Picture Book (writing only)

• Middle Grade

• Middle Grade / Young Adult

• Young Adult

• Author/Illustrator Group

Please contact Elena Dee, Assistant Regional Advisor, if you want to join one of these groups.