My small crit group, Rumored Romantics, has just opened a contest to fill a couple of openings--we number five when "fully staffed" but are down a couple of members.
We carry a light crit load--one chapter per week--and have a pretty good group, if I do say so :-)
The only requirements: authors must be over 18, and must write an adult genre that has some element of romance in it. I write urban fantasy and paranormal romance (sometimes, but not always, at the same time), Lynnette Labelle writes romantic suspense, and Katrina Crew writes contemporary romance. It's a no-snark, professional group of serious writers.
If you're interested (I'd love to get another paranormal author in there), check out the details today on Lynnette's blog. Sorry for the "jumping through hoops" part--we all went through it, too! If you have any questions, feel free to comment here or email me.
Let the contest begin!