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
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.
PB – MG & Children’s Magazine Articles Group
(This is run by one of our members, but not all members are SCBWI FL)
The Yellow Brick Road
Group Leader: Lisa J. Michaels (moderator)
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date this form was submitted: 7/28/2014 – Helping authors achieve publication since 2009!
What do you send the group and how often do you submit? We have a bi-weekly schedule that is posted on our privacy-protected manuscript exchange page. Members may post their manuscript on scheduled posting days.
When are critiques due? Members have one week to critique two manuscripts of their choosing.
Do you submit via e-mail, forum, Facebook group, Yahoo, etc? YBR is a private blog site, viewable by members only, with several pages. The landing page is our “manuscript exchange” page, where members post their manuscripts for all members to see and choose from. Each member is responsible for picking two manuscripts to critique per session. They have one week to critique their choices and mail the critiques out to all members, so that everyone can benefit from them.
Number of members in group: On average, I like to have at least 25 participating members. Usually there are 4-5 other members in the wings, who are on vacation, have temporarily stepped out, or are on leave for one reason or another.
Open to New Members? Yes
*If group is closed to new members, is there a way to be placed on a waiting list? Yes, we do have a waiting list on occasion. Please send your bio, headshot photo, and a 2-3 paragraph writing sample to be placed on the list.
Focus/Genres: Picture Books, Early Chapter Books, Middle-grade novels, Children’s Magazine Articles, Cover & Query Letters.
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.
YBR is a large group and many manuscripts are posted per session (on average, 6-10). Each manuscript receives a minimum of 3 critiques. Although the posting of manuscripts is not required, each member is responsible for doing two critiques per session. Participation is required for continued inclusion.
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?
Short summary of your writing/critiquing experience: