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.


VT - Burlington
The Burlington YA/Middle Grade writer's group is a small group focused on writing for ages 12 and up. We are currently looking for an additional member. Every Friday, we meet, share a short excerpt of our novel, and receive critique. Members come regularly to critique even if they don't have work to share. Contact Kim at if you are interested in joining the group.

VT - Burlington (South)
We are a small critique group that meets every three weeks to share MG-YA fiction. If you are interested, please send a sample of your writing to

VT - Mid-state Vermont (near Hanover, NH & White River Junction, VT, in Fairlee, VT)
Writers and illustrators welcome to crit and discuss work (PB, other welcome) experience with the process preferred. Monthly meeting. Contact

VT - Wilmington
Please join us for the Southern Vermont SCBWI critique group. The group will meet at 6:30 pm on the Third Thursday of each month in a tiny cottage on a beautiful parcel in picturesque Wilmington, Vermont. Organized by C.C Fogel a rogue poet turned children book author, the group will be open mic style. The primary focus of the critique group will be writing for children- all levels are welcome.  E-Mail for more information.

VT - Winooski
Critique group starting in Winooski, VT. Open to PB, MG, and YA. Meeting times and frequency TBD by members. Contact Saragail Benjamin at