Illustrator Critique Groups

The critique groups on this page are open for New England Illustrators. We are always looking to open new groups. Please contact your local critique group coordinator if interested.

CT – Hartford Area

A brand new critique group is forming for Illustrators and Writer/Illustrators for children in any type of genre with the goal of publication. Initial dates and structure to be determined by group consensus. Please contact Aileen Casey at for more details.

CT – Killingworth

Author/Illustrator John Himmelman is coordinating a new critique group for writers and/or illustrators – focusing on picture books through middle grade. You don’t have to be published to join! We will discuss market news, submission success and failures, and everyone will have the opportunity to read his or her stories for constructive, honest feedback. Visit and click “Children’s Book Critique Group” for more information or email me at

MA - Boston/GBIG (Greater Boston Illustrator's Group)

The Greater Boston Illustrators’ Group meets in person the second Wednesday of each month from 6:45 - 9:00 pm at The Weston Public Library in Weston, MA. Contact Priscilla for more information.

MA - Westhampton

ILLUSTRATOR SUNDAY- A critique group open to illustrators and author/illustrators. Meetings are held once a month on Sundays. New location in Westhampton. Contact Emily Wayne emilyrwayne@hotmail to get on mailing list for date and time. Co-leader Ruth Sanderson

RI – Providence

Looking to start a critique group for picture book writers and illustrators, though open to everyone. Manuscripts, illustrations, work-in-progress feedback. Anyone interested please email me and we can work out suitable location and time. I look forward to meeting you and sharing ideas! Kim Fleming,

VT - Mid-state Vermont (near Hanover, NH & White River Junction, VT, in Fairlee, VT)

Writers and illustrators welcome to crit and discuss work (PB, other welcome) experience with the process preferred. Monthly meeting. Contact