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 necritiquegroups@gmail.com. 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.



New Hampshire

NH – Montague/Greenfield Area
Calling writers of all types of children's books. Join us in the Montague/Greenfield area, accessible to southern NH and VT. We are meeting on the third Tuesday of the month at Carnegie Library in Turners Falls. Contact Nell Wright at nellwright79@gmail.com.

NH - Portsmouth
A Children¹s Book Writers and Illustrators Critique Group is starting up in Portsmouth NH for picture book creators.  This group will meet once a month (at a yet-to-be-determined location) in Portsmouth on Thursday evenings from 6-8 pm.  The group is open to all serious and aspiring writers and illustrators of children¹s picture books.  The purpose will be to share a work in progress and receive constructive feedback in a safe and caring environment. Contact Cindy Matthews at cmatthews@lowell.k12.ma.us

NH - Souhegan Valley - Milford

SCBWI critique group meets the fourth Friday of the month at the Wadleigh Library in Milford, NH. (In the unnamed conference room on the right at the top of the stairs.) Open to all genres  picture books, middle grade or ya (fiction or non-fiction) and all levels of experience. We are also hoping to set up an evening meeting for writers of older (16+) YA material. Contact Sally Wilkins at sally@sallywilkins.com for more information.