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 Vicki Sansum, our chapter Regional Advisor and acting 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


Briargrove/Memorial Critique Group

When: 3rd Wednesdays @ 7:00 – 9:00

Where: Whole Foods Market, 1407 S. Voss Road

Contact: Sarah Choi

Katy Area Critique

When: Fridays 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 “G” / Room G 112

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