Critique Groups

What is a Critique Group?

A critique group is a gathering of writers who get together in order to read each others’ work and give constructive criticism.

How does one find a Critique Group?

That’s where we come in! At SouthWest Writers, we love helping authors connect with each other. If you are searching for a critique group, or are looking for another member to join your already existing circle, please email Rose Kern, Sage Editor and Webmaster, and we’ll publish your request.

SWWriters looking for a group or for new members, please include in your email:

  1. your name
  2. email address and/or phone number (this will be posted publicly in both the Sage and on our website)
  3. preference of fiction or nonfiction or a mix of the two
  4. which genres you are looking for
  5. geographic location (Belen, NW, Heights, near UNM, etc.)
  6. anticipated frequency and date of meetings if known (i.e. second and fourth Tuesday, evenings)

Writer Seeking a Critique Group

Short Fiction/Nonfiction
Nob Hill area preferred, but is flexible
Contact Sara:

Critique Groups Seeking Members

All Genres
The Wordwrights:
Don Morgan and Dennis Kastendiek moderate
North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, Room 1, 2nd floor
Mondays, 1:30-3:30 pm

Erna Fergusson Library
3rd Saturday every month, 12:00-2:00 pm
To share, bring 5 copies of 5 pages max., double-spaced

Erna Fergusson Library
2nd Wednesday every month, 4:00-6:00 pm
With interest, can change date/time
Wally Gordon, 281-1227,
Chris Enke, 867-3131,

Genre, Novel Length
Reviewing ready-to-query novels
2nd Tuesday every month, 7:00 pm

Mainstream Fiction
Online Critique Group
Christie Keele,

Mixed Genres
Looking for two energetic members
NE Albuquerque, members take turns hosting
Every other Wednesday, 6:00 pm
Include a one-page sample of your writing

Just forming, wants to meet 1-2 times/month
Los Lunas or within 15 mile radius
Olive Balla, 865-5315 (Landline) or 550-0011 (Cell)

The Intrepids is a long-standing critique group
Members take turns hosting
Every other Monday, 3:00-5:00 pm
Gail Rubin, 265-7215 or

Send name/writing experience to
Cosmic Connection SF Critique Group:

Duke City Screenwriters
Every other Thursday, 6:00-9:00 pm
Terry Hicks,
or Marc Calderwood,

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