Online critique groups are forming now! If there isn't an open group in your genre, send me a form and I'd be happy to help you start a new group.
Picture Book Groups
Group Leader: Tim McGlen
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date this form was submitted: August 1, 2017
What do you send the group and how often do you submit? email subs from the 1st through 5th, then crit up until the 15th. New subs are from the 15th to 20th and crits are due by the end of the month
How do you submit? e-mail text in body of email (might as well get used to it since this is what most agent submissions require); Facebook group for coinciding discussions
Number of members in group: 2-10?
Open to New Members? Yes
Focus/Genres: Fiction picture books
Range of group’s experiences: (can say something like newbies to published, intermediate, etc.): preferably with some experience (at least a conference or something), but anyone committed to practicing the MODERN picture book
SCBWI SoFla Rising Starfish
Group leader: Lynne Marie (www.lynnemarie.com)
Contact info: LiterallyLynneMarie@Gmail.com
754-201-1844 (Rings Home & Cell), 631-838-5300 Text, Cell
Date this form was submitted: 1/18/2016
When, where, and how often the group meets:
HOW: Submit Picture Book according to Schedule
WHAT: Picture Book Critique Group
(Currently Filled, but taking Wait Listers)
GENRES: Picture Books – Fiction and Non-Fiction.
Middle Grade Scribblers (currently full)
Group Leader: Shelia Renfro and Janas Byrd
Date this form was submitted: August 4, 2014
What do you send the group and how often do you submit? 10-20 pgs the first and 15th of each month.
When are critiques due? Critiques are due back before the next submission date.
Do you submit via e-mail, forum, Facebook group, Yahoo, etc? Email
Number of members in group: 4
Open to New Members? No–this group is currently full
Focus/Genres: MG short stories and novels
Range of group’s experiences:
Janas has just completed a children's literature fellowship at Stonybrook Southampton and has finished her first draft of a middle grade novel.
Sheila has taken the Institute of Children's Literature and Long Ridge writing classes. She has written short stories and flash fiction for children and has completed a first draft of a middle grade novel and of an adult novel.
YA Group (currently full)
There's a group for authors with at least one published YA. They're full at the moment, but let me know if you'd like to be placed on a waiting list or request to start another YA group.
MG & YA Group
Picture Book Through YA Group
PB – MG & Children's Magazine Articles Group
(This is run by one of our members, but not all members are SCBWI FL)
Range of group’s experiences: New writers are considered, depending on their skill level (determined through the submitted writing sample). This is a serious group of professional writers. Many have achieved traditional publication.
Interested in Joining an Online Critique Group
Genre/s that you write:
Are you looking for a group for all genres you write, or do you prefer to focus on one, if possible?
If there aren’t any open online groups that fit your current needs, would you consider leading or co-leading a new online critique group?
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