Critique Group Central


Carolinas Critique Groups

Find groups that meet in North Carolina, South Carolina, and online.

Getting Started with Critique Groups

One of the goals of SCBWI is to bring together writers and illustrators of children’s books. Feedback is a gift and the input we receive from trusted critique group members is an invaluable part of the creation journey. 

What is a Critique Group?

A group of writers and/or illustrators who are willing to encourage and provide regular help through constructive criticism of each other’s work. A critique group creates a safe and supportive community of like-minded creatives. The strength each individual brings to the group combines with the strengths of others in the group to advance the skills of all the members. Participation in a critique group is one of the best ways to improve your writing and/or illustration skills, build confidence, and help polish your manuscripts/illustrations before submitting to publishers and agents. 

We can help you JOIN or FORM a critique group!    

Carolinas members are invited to complete our Critique Group Request Form located on the Find a Group page.

The SCBWI Discussion Boards (previously Blueboards) is a place for premium users to connect and communicate with other members about writing and illustrating children’s books. Visit the Carolinas Critiques section of the boards to find or form a group (in person or online) with other Carolinas members.  

SCBWI Carolinas Critique Group Coordinators 

Contact Carolyn Fraiser and Cindy Clemens with questions about critique groups.