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.