The Calling

This is a small, flexible group for advanced students of writing craft, who are called to build a writing life.


Literary fiction, thrillers, Mysteries, Urban Fantasy, Horror, Commercial Fiction


We provide accountability and encouragement on the path to publication (to traditional standards, even if self-publishing) and beyond. This is a support/sanity group for those poor souls who are embracing this lonely slog, no matter what.

Admissions Policies

Please submit a 300-500 word description of your writing goals, both for this group and for your writing as a whole. Include any publication credits, as well as your general approach to criticism (both giving and receiving).

What we're looking for in members

We seek members who are committed to the writing life: improving one's craft, producing a steady body of work, reaching readers, and building a creative life.

Inactivity Policy

This will be a small group, so we ask all members to critique each submission. Please notify us if you have a conflict for a particular submission. (Members are not obligated to beta-read novels.)