SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Monthly Critique Groups

art by Steve Bjorkman

Critique groups meet from 12:00 – 1:30 pm after our main meet-ups every month.

To get involved with a critique group, contact Amy Terranova at

 adannerterranova@gmail.com

To join our mailing list to receive details, contact Tim Burke at

 socal-ra@scbwi.org

MEET-UP CRITIQUE GROUP SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

FORMAT

Save the submission with this Document title:

GENRE (PB/MG/YA), LAST NAME, FIRST, TITLE

 

Up to five pages roughly MG/YA (if 6 pages ends a section, that’s fine, but not 10 pages etc.)

 

Picture Book writers please send in one manuscript, 1,000 words or less.

 

Word doc or pdf file (NOT Pages!!)

 

12 font             double spaced                    Times New Roman

 

1 inch margins on all sides

 

insert header (not footer):

title/author last name    (far left)          page number (far right)

MG/YA Writers:If you are submitting a chapter that is later in the novel (not chapter 1), it is helpful to provide a “here’s what has happened so far” summary.  It is also helpful to the critiquer if you include a complete synopsis of the novel so they can judge the excerpt within the entire context of the novel. These are merely suggestions, not requirements to help you maximize the quality of the feedback from your group.