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 OR START one! 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
Inner Loop Critique: This group is now closed for new members. Consider starting a new one in your area!
When: Every other Thursday, 10-12 noon
Where: Vanderbilt Square Barnes & Noble, 3003 W. Holcombe Blvd, Houston TX 77025 in the Starbucks area
PB’s, CB’s and MG manuscripts. Group of 5 currently, seeking 1-2 new members.
Contact: Cathey Nickell
Katy Area Critique
When: Fridays 11 am
Where: Cinco Ranch Library All genres welcome. Looking for authors who are dedicated to meeting weekly.
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
NEW GROUPS FORMING
An e-critique group focused on Picturebooks
When: Group to be launched in January 2014
Contact: Theresa Boutette