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Critique Guidelines

RMFW offers regular, general critique groups as well as genre-specific critique groups for members interested in feedback on works in progress, cover letters or synopses. Critiques include technical advice and other writers’ opinions regarding characters, plot, dialogue, and suitability for the marketplace.

Members are encouraged to attend critiques. Whether your interest is mystery, romance, historical, mainstream, or speculative fiction, we offer a critique group to fit your needs. Contact information for these groups is listed in the Members Area.

You must be a member of RMFW to join an RMFW critique group, though nonmembers may visit and observe three critique group meetings before deciding if RMFW membership is right for them.

For more information, contact

Local Critique Groups


Aurora Critique
Meets alternate Thursdays, 7 p.m.
Contact Barry Allison
Aurora Critique Group Information


Boulder-Area General Genre
Meets every Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Contact Karen A Lin
(303) 447-8939
Requires an audition. For information, go to our website.

Boulder-Area Speculative Fiction
Meets alternate Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Contact Lesley L. Smith
Currently closed to new members.

Flatiron Writers
Meets alternate Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Contact Lesley L. Smith
Commercial fiction only. Open to new members. Audition required.

Foothills Critique
Meets in east Boulder every Wednesday, 6:00 p.m.
Contact Gregg Jansen
Commercial Fiction, audition required.


Capitol Hill Critique
Meets first and third Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
Tears McFarlane House, 13th & Williams in Denver
Contact Jared Stearns
(806) 252-9316
Open to all genres.

Cheesman Park Critique
Meets second and fourth Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
Tears McFarlane House 13th & Williams in Denver
Contact Steve Reinsma
Open to all genres.

South Denver
Meets Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.
Iliff & Quebec area
Contact Monica Poole
(303) 618-4374
Requires audition, space limited.

South Denver
Meets Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.
Iliff & Quebec area
Contact Monica Poole
(303) 618-4374
Open to all genres.


Belmar Critique Group
Meets Thursdays at Belmar Panera Bread
650 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood CO 80226
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Contact James Norris
Open to all genres.


Littleton Writers – Tuesday
Meets Tuesdays at Southwest Plaza Panera Bread
Meets Thursday at Aspen Grove Panera Bread
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Open to all genres.
If you’re interested in joining us, please visit our website and fill in our contact form.

Loveland/Fort Collins

Fort Collins Open Genre
Meets every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Contact Phyllis Neher
Requires audition, space limited.


93rd Street Irregulars
Meets second and fourth Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m.
Contact Don Callaway
Requires audition, space limited.

Rodeo Market Community Arts Center
Meets alternating Mondays, 7:00 p.m.
3915 W. 73rd Ave. (between Bradburn and Lowell)
Contact Rich Chamberlain
(720) 252-4746

Western Slope

Western Slope Critique Group
Meets first and third Tuesdays
Main Grand Junction Library
Contact Jane Miller
(316) 680-3542
Open to all genres.

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