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The manuscript must be unpublished.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