Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators



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




An e-critique group focused on Picturebooks

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