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 your local coordinator at necritiquegroups@gmail.com.

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, send a request to necritiquegroups@gmail.com. You can also check back since this site is updated regularly.


Thanks!

Nancy Karuzis, Central New England (MA)

Shannon Fitch, Northern New England (NH, ME, VT)

Tracy Newman, Southern New England (CT, RI)



Maine





ME - York/Kittery
This group meets on the first Saturday of the month from 9:30-11:30 at the Roast & Crumb coffee house on Route 1 off I-95.  Members are primarily interested in picture book writing and illustrating, but are happy to discuss all aspects of Children's literature and publishing. For more information, please email the group coordinator Melanie Kyer (fraudrk@gmail.com).  We are currently accepting new members.


MIDCOAST MAINE
Formed in 2022, we are a critique group of MG/YA writers who may have room for one more member who is able to make a long term commitment to positive, inspiring feedback on WIPs. We exchange 15 pages and meet monthly on a Tuesday evening over Zoom. Reach out to me: chrisfriden@me.com.