SoCal: Inland Empire Meet-ups and Critique Groups

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SoCal Inland Empire Group

Join us to discuss writing and publishing and critique our work- Picture Books, Middle Grade and Young Adult.

WHEN: Saturday, Saturday, May 18, 2024 (submissions due Saturday, 05/11)

Pages for critique are due via email the Saturday before the meeting at midnight, unless otherwise noted. Please submit to Debbie Meneses at:

Inland Empire critique groups are usually held the third Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.


A typical agenda involves announcements, discussions about query letters or submission guidelines, and critiques. Picture book, middle grade, and young adult submissions are welcome for critique. We read the submissions aloud to one another and then provide feedback. We also email critiques to one another. We ask that if you would like to receive a critique, please participate by providing critiques to others. Submission guidelines: 12-point font, double-spaced, and between 4-5 pages. Occasionally there are expectations. Each entry should include the intended genre: YA, PB, or MG, author’s name, and a contact email at the top (header).

WHERE: Zoom meeting For more information or to attend, email Debbie Meneses at:

Future meeting dates will be:

Saturday, Jun 15, 2024 (submissions due Saturday, 06/08)

Saturday, July 20, 2024 (submissions due Saturday, 07/13)

Saturday, Aug 17, 2024 (submissions due Saturday, 08/10)

Saturday, Sept 21, 2024 (submissions due Saturday, 09/14)

Saturday, Oct 19, 2024 (submissions due Saturday, 10/12)

Saturday, Nov 16, 2024 (submissions due Saturday, 11/09)

December 2024 - No Meeting