The Chocolate Factory

This is an ongoing critique group focused on children's chapter books, lower middle grade, and regular middle grade.


chapter books, middle grade


To help one another write stronger manuscripts, and revise work with an eye towards publication. To meet like-minded writers.

Admissions Policies

MG and children's chapter book writers with drafts ready to share. Please self-edit your work for technical issues before posting so that your fellow group members can focus on the story content rather than nitpicky mistakes like spelling or grammar issues.

What we're looking for in members

Engagement, support and a spirit of exchange. Thoughtful critiques that address the strengths of the story and opportunities for improvement.

Inactivity Policy

Everyone is expected to critique all manuscripts.