New England SCBWI Critique Groups

NESCBWI Critique Groups are held, usually on a monthly basis, in communities throughout all the New England states. Each group is unique, shaped by the talents of the Critique Group Leader and the participants.

On this site you will see a list of the currently open critique groups in each state. If you have any questions, contact Stacy Mozer at You can also see a q&a with Stacy Mozer about critique groups on Anna Eleanor Jordan's Blog.

Don't see a group in your area? Fill out our critique group request form and we will contact you if a group becomes available. If you would be interested in starting a group, email Stacy Mozer. You can also check back since this site is updated regularly.


CT - Avon
The Avon/Farmington Group is for MG and YA authors. We meet at the library. Contact Meera at for more details.

CT - Bethel
Sunday Scribes welcomes writers of Middle Grade and Young Adult fiction who are working toward publication and are willing to give/receive honest constructive critiques. For more information, contact Diane at

CT - Glastonbury
The Glastonbury children’s writer’s critique group (GCWCG) welcomes picture book, middle grade, and YA writers for the lively exchange of honest and thoughtful critique. Our members range from pre-published to multi-published, and we strive to create an atmosphere that fosters productivity and goal setting. We meet in Glastonbury, CT at the Welles-Turner Memorial Library (2407 Main St.) on the second Monday of the month from 6:30-8:30 in the Glastonbury Room. Contact Jill at or Eileen at

CT - Granby
This group is for picture book writers of all levels.  We meet weekends, once a month at the Granby Public Library.  In addition to critiques, we discuss children’s publishing, conferences, networking and the craft itself.  Please respond only if you are writing or revising picture books routinely, or a published author looking to receive and give constructive feedback on manuscripts.  Please contact:  Mary at for more details.

CT – Greenwich
Looking for Young Adult/Adult writers in Greenwich, CT. The group focus is staying productive and asking the right questions while providing meaningful feedback about a fellow writer’s work. Other manuscript formats - middle grade and picture book manuscripts - will be considered outside of the critique group space among writers and authors who fiddle around with multi-format work (I do!) and would like to exchange other works. The group will meet at the main Greenwich Library once per month. Please contact Kathryn Merrifield at

CT - Guilford/Shoreline Area

Once Upon a Shoreline Writer’s Group welcomes all and orally critiques any material (manuscript or portfolio) aimed at the children’s market. We draw from an area stretching from New Haven, CT east through Lyme and inland to Middletown and, in twenty-five years, our members have popped champagne corks 157 times for new contracts signed. The group currently meets at Guilford Community Center on the first Wednesday of every month from 7:00-10:00pm. Contact