Update: Scribblers is full for the 2012/2013 season.
The SCBWI Ireland Scribblers Online Critique Group is currently open to new members. Any level of writing ability is accepted, from newbie writers to published authors, and any genre is acceptable from picture books to young adult, fantasy to reality, and everything in between.
The only requirements for joining are that you must be willing to be a committed member of the group (critiquing monthly and submitting when it’s your turn) and that you respect the critique dynamic of trust and respect.
The first Wednesday of each month, two participants submit a piece of writing, usually between 500 and 2,000 words, depending on the genre and age range. The other participants then have until the first Wednesday of the next month to read and critique both submissions. Feedback is sent to the Administrator who collates the feedback into two emails, one for each submission. The feedback is sent to the entire group, so that everyone can learn from the critiques of the other participants. Different people will always see different things.
There is a rotation list set up by the Administrator for each month from September until June of each season. There are no submissions in June, just the final feedback and a wrap up for the summer break.
If you’re interested, please contact the SCBWI Ireland Scribblers Administrator, Colleen Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full details on the group and how to critique is available on the “Scribblers” page: https://scbwiireland.wordpress.com/scribblers-online-critique-group/