SCBWI-IL Call for Critique Groups

SCBWI-IL will post a list of new/existing open critique groups AND individuals looking for a critique group on our updated Critique Groups Page this fall. Advertising on this page is a member benefit, but you may contact one of these groups to join in, even if you are not-yet-a-member!

Don’t forget: if you’re attending 2017 PWID, members and not-yet-members are invited to the Critique Groups Social at lunch to meet up with other attendees that want to form or fill a critique group!

Please note: If you are currently listed on the webpage and want it to be listed again, you must email your particulars. We will only include those that respond to this call by October 15.


Instructions for New/Existing Open (those that need more members) Critique Groups: Please email Deborah Topolski with the following information by October 15:

Group contacts (SCBWI Members), please include in your response:

·           Critique group contact person & email address or note to contact via SCBWI Messaging

·           Critique group name (if applicable)

·           Acceptable genres, formats, writing, illustration, etc.

·           Meeting regularity (e.g.: once monthly set at previous meeting, third Saturday, variable)

·           Meeting location (city only, please) and time or online.

·           Any additional critique member requirements

·           Trial Period (if applicable)


Instructions for Individual SCBWI Members looking for a Critique Group: Please email Deborah Topolski with the following information by October 15:

Members, please include in your response:

·           Name & email address or note to contact via SCBWI Messaging

·           Type of critique group and format/genres preferred (e.g.: writing and pb/non-fiction)

·           location preferred (e.g. Quad Cities area) or online

Questions?: Deborah Topolski