The Wednesday Group—Palm Beach Gardens
Group leader: Linda Marlow
Contact info: LSMarlow@bellsouth.net
Date this form was submitted: 1-29-19
When: 4th Wednesday of each month (In November and December we meet on the 3rd Wednesday)
Where: Palm Beach Gardens Branch Library, Palm Beach Gardens
How often the group meets: Once a month
Members in group: 15 +
Open to new members? yes
What to bring to meetings: We ask those interested in joining us to wait until their second meeting to share (read) work. This gives one an opportunity to observe our critique style and etiquette.
Focus/Genres: We are a group of published and unpublished writers and illustrators who specialize in creating stories, poems, and articles for children (we don’t read work written for adults). Our goal is to share and receive honest, constructive criticism in a positive, supportive atmosphere. We seek those who are serious about their craft.
West Palm Beach SCBWI Critique Group
Jupiter Area Critique Group
Group leader: Tracey Belle Tobkin
Contact info: email@example.com, (727) 238-9462 (call and text)
Date this form was submitted: October 9th, 2019
When, where, and how often the group meets: Once a month, day and week not yet determined, Wilkes Honors College Library, 5353 Parkside Dr. Jupiter, FL 33458
Members in group: Five
Open to new members? Yes, but please email Tracey Tobkin ahead of time so that new members can be briefed prior to the meeting.
*If not open to new members, what can people do to be put on a waiting list? (You can allow them to come as a guest, e-mail a writing or illustration sample, etc.)
What to bring to meetings: A digital or hard copy of the previously submitted manuscript, illustrations, etc. so that you may follow along as the group discusses their thoughts, as well as any note-taking tools you may wish to bring
Focus/Genres: Picture books, middle grade, and young adult (more may be added in the future)
Just Write Critique Group
Group leader: Joana Pastro
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date this form was submitted: 10/10/17
When, where, and how often the group meets: West Boca Library, one Wednesday morning a month.
Open to new members? If interested, please e-mail a writing sample to email@example.com.
What to bring to meetings: Submit five pages or less of manuscript by e-mail at least three days before the meeting, so that members can read in advance. Bring hard copies the day of the meeting, and be ready to discuss.
Focus/Genres: We focus on Picture books, but other children’s genres are welcome.
West Boca Critique Group
Group leader: Nicole Cabrera
Contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date this form was submitted: 5-15-19
When, where, and how often the group meets: Second Wednesday of the month, West Boca Library; 441 between Yamato Rd. & Clint Moore Blvd., 6:00 – 8:45 pm. The date sometime changes because of room availability. E-mail Nicole to confirm the date.
Members in group: 6
Open to new members? The group is full at the moment but please contact Nicole to see if a spot has opened up.
What to bring to meetings: one picture book or up to 10 double spaced pages of a chapter book, MG, or YA and enough copies for everyone.
Focus: The focus covers all kidlit, from picture books through YA, and includes illustrators, too. Besides critiques, we also share market info and celebrate good news.