South Asian Kidlit Affinity, Accountability, Support, Critiques • Last activity 22/Jun

A Support Group for South Asian/Desi-origin writers of all genres of children's writing, from picture books to young adult.  We hope to build a strong community of support, early feedback, and good vibes!  Our goals are 1)Accountability with monthly goal check ins.  2) Quarterly formal calls for critiques with an option to ask for critiques more frequently and at any time 3)Quarterly Zoom Social Gatherings, and  4)An abundance of positive energy and a chance to celebrate our wins big, small, and in-between!  We also hope also to share links to kid-lit events on topics of interest to Desi authors.  Stretch goal: organize talks by Desi writers, authors and editors.



Picture Books (Fiction, Nonfiction)
Early Readers and Chapter Books (Early Readers and Chapter Books)
Middle Grade (Contemporary fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure or Mystery, Low magic/fantasy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Graphic Novel, Memoir, Nonfiction)
Young Adult (Contemporary fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Crime, or Thriller, Low magic/fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, Graphic Novel, Memoir, Nonfiction)


Mutual support, opportunities for impromptu feedback and

Admissions Policies

Anyone who identifies as a South Asian/Desi writer or who has a strong connection/interest in these cultures.

What we're looking for in members

Positive energy and a willingness to share and support.