SCBWI Florida

NEW TAMPA - Pasco and Hillsborough county YA Writers

Group Leader: Taylor
Meeting Info: A new critique group is forming in your area. Three or four writers are wanted to meet once a month in New Tampa at the Wiregrass Barnes and Noble. To join or for more details, please contact Taylor at [email protected]
Members in Group: 5
Open to New Members? Yes.
Focus: YA


Group Leader: Eileen Goldenberg
Meeting Info: 9:45-11:45am monthly at Starbucks at International Plaza in Tampa.
Members in Group: 5
Open to New Members? Yes.
Focus: all genres from PB to YA


Group Leader: Karen Hamade
Meeting Info: 7 to 9 p.m., the first and third Tuesday of each month
at the Village Inn Restaurant, 1995 W. Lumsden Rd, Brandon, Florida 33511.
Members in Group: 7
Open to New Members? Yes.
We are divided into sub-groups:
1) Picture book/early reader/chapter book; and 2) Middle Grade/YA split pretty much down the middle. 
There is room in both sub-groups.
Focus: We are open to: 1) Mostly picture book/early reader/chapter book; we are also open to 2) Middle Grade/YA Focus: All ages. Contact group leader for specific guidelines.

PB&J: The Picture Books and Java Critique Group (Tampa Bay)

Group Leader: Rob Sanders
Meeting Info: 6:30-8:30 p.m., the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Barnes & Noble on N. Dale Mabry, Tampa, FL (between I-275 and Kennedy Blvd.).
Our location allows us to draw members from both sides of the bay.
Members in Group: 6 
Open to New Members? Yes, but we ask interested persons to complete a questionnaire which our group reviews before extending an invitation to join.
Focus: Children's picture books

Contact :Rob Sanders for more information and group guidelines.