Critiques are not exchanged on list. However, participants are welcome to use the list to meet people who may serve as first readers and betas
I expect conversation about literature, book recommendations, and so forth will also be treated with delight. Everybody's welcome, as long as they'e interested in writing and open to learning. The hope is that it will form a place where the community of writers is comfortable, and mentorships and friendships can be formed.
There's an associated livejournal community here: words_in_common
ETA: feel free to pass the word.