Maine Critique Groups

ME - York/Kittery

This group meets on the first Saturday of the month from 9:30-11:30 at the Roast & Crumb coffee house on Route 1 off I-95. Members are primarily interested in picture book writing and illustrating, but are happy to discuss all aspects of Children's literature and publishing. For more information, please email the group coordinator Melanie Kyer ( We are currently accepting new members.


We are a group of MG/YA writers in the midcoast area (based in Camden) who exchange 10-15 pages each month and meet over Zoom to give one another encouragement and positive feedback to help develop each other's WIPs. Reach out to: