The critique groups listed below are open to children’s writers of all levels. Bring several copies of your manuscript (up to five pages) and join us! If you have never participated in a group – feel free to sit in for a session or two. Round out your characters, round out your plot, round out your social life—
Join a critique group! For more information, contact Peggy Shallock, our Critique Group Coordinator.



SCBWI-Houston Monthly Critique Sessions

When: Before the monthly SCBWI meeting, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Where: Tracy Gee Community Center, 3599 Westcenter, Houston, TX 77042. 713-266-8193.

Contact: Arno Bommer 


Katy Area Critique

When: Wed. 12:00-2:30 pm

Where: Cinco Ranch Library 

Contact: Maria Ashworth


North Houston / South Montgomery County Critique Group

When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays @ 5:00 – 7:00, Building "E" / Room E 202

Where: Lone Star College – Montgomery.

Contact: Charles Trevino


290/1960 Critique Group

When: Wednesday after the first Monday of the month @ 4:30 pm

Where: Panera Bread on 1960 and Eldridge

Contact: Karen Welsh




Baytown Area Critique

When: Any day but Tuesday
Contact: JoAn Martin


An e-critique group focused on Picturebooks

When: Group to be launched in January 2014
Contact: Theresa Boutette