Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Sat. Mar 26: “Speed Dating” for New Critique Partners

Date(s) - 03/26/2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm



San Francisco North & East Bay Region


“Speed Dating” for New Critique Partners


Hosted by Nanette Heffernan,
New Member Welcome & CritConnect Coordinator


Are you looking for new writing critique partners? If yes, then we hope you’ll join us this March when we bring back one of our most popular critique events, online. Meet up to 10+ new potential partners, sample their work, and get a sense of their critique style. Attendees are encouraged to reach out to writers they connect with and set up regular meeting times and even form new groups!



Date:  March 26, 2022
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am — Picture Book/Board Book
11:30 am – 1:30 pm — Middle Grade
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm — Young Adult
(All times are Pacific Timezone)
Duration: 2 hours (per group)
Total Participants:  22 max (per group)
Location: This event will be held virtually on Zoom. It will NOT be recorded.




Since this is the first time we are doing our critique speed dating online,
you may only select 1 session to participate in for technical reasons.



Space is limited. Register soon.


Now open for Non-Members too!

Registration closes on March 19, 2022, at 4 pm PT.





To participate, you MUST

1.  Register below

2.  You will receive a link via email to submit the following items by March 19th (1 week prior to event)


Manuscript Submission
         •       PB —  Up to 900 words
         •       MG —  Up to 5 pages
         •       YA  —  Up to 5 pages
2 Sentence Pitch
Author 100-word Bio
Author Info (email, city, critique wish list) 
 • Ability to open Google Docs/Sheets/Folders 
 • Familiarity with Zoom meetings
Comfortability with reading submissions and providing feedback on-the-spot




Questions? Contact

Nanette Heffernan, New Member Welcome & CritConnect Coordinator