Online Critique Groups

Many groups have found that online critiquing is a great option. See below for a current listing of open groups. Are you interested in forming another online group? Please email us at and one of the regional coordinators will get back to you.

PB Regionwide 1:

A new critique group for Writers/Illustrators of picture books is now forming. (Only a writer? No problem.) Because many published souls gather with their critique partners frequently, this one will be scheduled to meet virtually twice a month, although exact dates and times will be determined by its 3-5 members. Focus is to be on giving feedback on work presented, but if time allows, the sharing of any industry information is encouraged, too. Prior experience with writing is needed (e.g. critique participation, publishing, or placement in contests, etc.). For further information, contact Sheila at

PB Regionwide 2:

Our online NF PB critique has one opening. While NF PBs are the main focus, we also workshop fiction PBs. We are a group of agented, published authors who swap manuscripts on the 15th of each month via Word attachments to email. We critique using Track Changes and send feedback to the writer only (i.e., not “reply all”). New members would need to sign a standard confidentiality agreement before participating. Our group is friendly, supportive, and inclusive. We ask that members participate on a regular basis, though, of course, life happens, and some months a writer may need to skip a round. Please feel free to share this post with writers nationwide and internationally. Thanks! For more info, contact Christine at

PB/MG Regionwide:

Our newly formed group is seeking picture book/chapter book writers and illustrators. Open to all experience levels! We will meet via Zoom on the 3rd or 4th Thursday evening of the month. Come ready to offer friendly critique, discuss industry news, and share your work! Contact Parker for more information:[Currently not accepting new members.]