Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators



Welcome to our 2019 Indiana CRITIQUE-NICS!

Registration is open for our June Critique-nic!

Please click HERE to register so we know how many can attend.

Join us for an afternoon picnic/critique event. We have divided the state into North, Central and South. Diane will organize and run CRITIQUE-NICS for the northern region. Teresa will organize and run CRITIQUE-NICS for the central region and I will run things for the south region. There are no definite boundaries or rules about attending events. You are welcome to attend as many of these free events as you can! We do ask that you register so we ensure there are people coming. Also, please let us know if you can’t attend, once you register.


Writers will need to bring printed copies of one manuscript to share  We will let you know how many to bring closer to the event, based on number attending. Please limit picture book manuscripts to under 800 words, Other genres may bring the first 2-3 pages of a longer piece of work to share for critique.

Illustrators may bring a few portfolio pieces or a picture book dummy for sharing and critique.

Or…feel free to find a spot and work! You are welcome to read, write, sketch, paint, etc.

This will be a very casual afternoon of meeting, eating and then sharing our work with each other.

Everyone should bring your own picnic lunch. SCBWI will provide chilled, bottled water and we are asking everyone to bring a dessert or snack to share.

We’re planning these in locations where they can be held in rain or shine, so weather shouldn’t be a concern. We have booked locations that have picnic tables, but just in case, please bring a blanket, chair, bug spray, sunscreen, etc.

Please contact Angie if you’re willing to host one of the CRITIQUE-NICS next summer. We would love suggestions! It must be a free location with a roof or inside option.

We are so excited to meet all of you this summer,

Angie, Diane and Teresa