Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Critique Groups

Many writers find a group of their peers the ideal forum in which to share ideas and techniques, to exchange constructive criticism, or simply to have an intense discussion about literature. Meeting with a critique group can be an invaluable step in readying your work for publication.

We encourage the critique groups in our region to list their meetings on our calendar. Please click here to tell us when you meet. If anything changes later, just email our webmaster.

In-person Critique Groups

If you are a Canada East member, contact those listed below to find a group near you. If you don’t see a group listed for your area, consider starting a new one. We can help. E-mail Alma Fullerton to find out how to get started.


• Ottawa area: Kaye Callard provides assistance to members looking for critique groups in the Ottawa area.
• Midland/Barrie area Alma Fullerton (Currently seeking new members)
• Muskoka: Lizann Flatt
• Toronto (The Beach): Ann Marie Meyers

On-line Critique Groups

SCBWI Canada East and SCBWI Canada West also offer on-line critique groups. These groups are coordinated by Alma Fullerton (SCBWI Canada East Regional Advisor). On-line critique groups are available in the following categories:

• Picture Book (writing only)
• Middle Grade
• Middle Grade / Young Adult
• Young Adult
• Author/Illustrator Group (currently full)

Please contact Alma Fullerton if you are interested in joining one of these groups.