Dollops & Splodges (MG/YA Critique Group)
Description: We are a new group of MG/YA authors passionate about writing and honing our craft. We’re going to keep the group small, allowing time at each meeting to (1) critique work from each member, (2) discuss/analyze published books, and (3) discuss craft. If these activities appeal, please don’t hesitate to apply.
Group leader: Charlotte Hunter
Contact Info: email@example.com
When, where, and how often the group meets: Twice monthly, currently on Tuesday evenings in Lake Mary. Our location may shift depending on group member needs.
Members in group: 3 (out of 5-6 slots)
Open to new members? Yes, although we will keep our group small.
Requirements & Particulars:
(1) We ask that a prospective member send a sample of their writing, then visit one time as a guest, to ensure our critique group/process suits your style and desires.
(2) We are not beginning writers; current members are published & unpublished, but all have completed one or more manuscripts, are comfortable with the revision process, read widely in the MG/YA genres, and can both critique others constructively and accept criticism.
(3) Members submit critique material via Dropbox; super simple.
What to bring to meetings: Brain, pen/paper/computer, an open mind, and a sense of humor.
The Central Florida Young Adult Writer’s Group
Group leader: Jessica Souders
Date this form was submitted: 1/9/2014
When, where, and how often the group meets: Bi-Monthly at 1pm at the Colonial Barnes & Noble
Members in group: 3
Open to new members: No (Members are determined by an emailed writing sample from the potential member. If existing members agree, the potential member will be asked to attend a meeting to see how well they mesh with the members of the group and so they can see how a meeting is run and given a copy of the groups’ bylaws. After that, they will be admitted to the group by a unanimous vote by existing members and agreement with the groups’ bylaws.)
What to bring to meetings: All members who want a critique are to send pages to be critiqued (1-2 chapters up to 20 pages) by email to the group as a whole, no later than the Thursday before the meeting. Members will critique the pages before the meeting so that notes are available for explanation and discussion on the day of the meeting.