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 Kathy W., Webmaster, or Kathy S., Sage Editor, and we’ll publish your request.

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)

Members Seeking to Join or Start Critique Groups

Speculative Fiction
Christine Garris
Writes alternative history/urban fantasy with a romance element and hopes to critique with others who love fantasy.

Critique Groups Seeking Members

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

Erna Fergusson Library
3700 San Mateo NE, Community Meeting Room
3rd Saturday every month, 12:00-2:00 pm
Join your fellow writers in giving and receiving feedback in a positive atmosphere. To share your work, bring 5 copies of no more than 5 pages, double-spaced.

Critique Group—Santa Fe
We’re a group of serious children’s and YA writers, both published and unpublished, located in Santa Fe. I taught in the MFA program in writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Contact:  Mark Karlins at

Mainstream Fiction
Online Critique Group
Contact: Christie Keele at

The Intrepids is a long-standing critique group that meets every other Monday. Members take turns hosting.
3:00–5:00 pm during Standard Time
4:00–6:00 pm during Daylight Saving Time
Contact: Gail Rubin at 265-7215 or

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

NMWIF Albuquerque Screenwriter’s Group
Go to the group’s Facebook page:

Duke City Screenwriters — on hiatus
Every other Thursday, 6:00-9:00 pm
Contact: Marc Calderwood at

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