Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators










Critique meetings are held periodically at both our Columbus and Cincinnati area meetings (for schedule, see the meeting tab on the right)

To submit a manuscript for critique at a monthly meeting, please follow these guidelines:


You must be a member of SCBWI,


The manuscript must be unpublished. 


Please limit your manuscript to about 500 words or

the complete picture book if it is under 500 words.


Bring 5 copies to share with the members.


Someone other than the author will read the manuscript aloud.

When offering comments keep in mind they should be helpful and kind.

When getting a critique please accept them in the spirit they are offered.


**Note: Our region facilitates a member-led critique group and critique partner match-up list. If you are interested in learning more about this service, please email us at