Middle Grade Beta Readers • Last activity 08/Apr

This group is for dedicated middle grade writers who have already workshopped their novels in other groups and are looking for fresh eyes to critique their revised versions of their manuscripts. We are writers who are committed to polishing up our manuscripts so we can start querying them soon.


Our group goals are to provide constructive, yet encouraging feedback by letting each other know what works well in each other's stories, what doesn't, and why. We want to help writers bring out the best version of their own story as possible. We want to offer suggestions for improving the readibility/publishability of our manuscripts while maintaining the writer's vision for his/her own story.

Admissions Policies

Send the group admin a brief description of your novel and what you are looking to get out of the critique group.

What we're looking for in members

Writers who are dedicated to polishing up their manuscripts and helping others polish up their manuscripts so we can get them ready for agent submissions. Writers who are open to critiquing various genres within middle grade, including realistic, fantasy, and historical fiction as well as literary.

Inactivity Policy

Writers who do not submit for two consecutive months may be asked to leave. If you need to take a break and want to remain in the group, you will need to let us know so we can reserve your spot.