Peer Writing Groups

Inked Voices is home to more than 75 active writing groups. The majority of our groups are critique groups, but we also also have accountability-only and writing prompt groups.

Current Groups Accepting New Members

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17 members

Seeking 10-16 members

Speculative Fiction

We welcome all things Speculative Fiction. From Science Fiction to Fantasy. Let's help create alternate worlds together.

Genres: fantasy - Science Fiction - Speculative Fiction - All sub-genres of...

What we’re looking for: We're looking for writers who love reading speculative fiction works, who are interested in an active community to ex... Read more

9 members

Seeking 5-10 members

Mission Control

Mystery Writers

Genres: Mystery

What we’re looking for: Writers who are seeking honest, supportive criticism and who are committed to providing the same for their fellow mem... Read more

87 members

Seeking 2-100 members

Shorties

This group is a place for focused critiques of shorter pieces with faster turnaround. Submit your short works, whethe... Read more

Genres: any

What we’re looking for:

2 members

Seeking 8-10 members

Disability In Writing

A group for authors with disabilities or authors writing about any aspect of disability. Also for those who have a c... Read more

Genres: fantasy - Nonfiction - women's fiction - Memoir and true to lif...

What we’re looking for: Commitment, Reliability Passion for Writing

24 members

Seeking 3-26 members

The Bus

Get on the bus with us! This is a group for people who want to be part of a larger group. Some writers simply like ha... Read more

Genres: young adult - fantasy - Mystery - Science Fiction - Essay - Literar...

What we’re looking for: Engaged participants interested in sharing work, critiquing and sharing helpful resources.

23 members

Seeking 3-99 members

ImPROMPTu

ImPROMPTu is InkedVoices' writing prompt group. Every week, you'll find a post with a short creative exercise. Share ... Read more

Genres: Open - creative - practice

What we’re looking for: Members of ImPROMPTu participate in whatever way works for them. The group is more about stimulating creativity than ... Read more

3 members

Seeking 3-5 members

The Inked World

We are dedicated writers of young adult, new adult, and children's fiction. Come in and join if you are interested in... Read more

Genres: fantasy - children's - New Adult - Young Adult - fairy tales -...

What we’re looking for: I do want to make it clear that I am looking for people who are open to reviewing LGBTQ+ and other diverse stories. I... Read more

4 members

Seeking 3-4 members

Fast Track

Fast Track is for writers who 1) have completed or nearly completed novels 2) have edited for typos, 3) have self-edi... Read more

Genres: adult fiction

What we’re looking for: Commit to the weekly 10K pace and of submitting and critiquing

0 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Novel Workshop

This is a group for writers looking to workshop novels or novellas in larger chunks. If your piece has sexual or vio... Read more

Genres: Mystery - any - Science fiction/fantasy - Thriller - Paranormal - ...

What we’re looking for:

7 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Forever Young

A group for writers of Young Adult and New Adult Fiction.

Genres: Young Adult

What we’re looking for: Supportive, Helpful, Respectful, and Passionate about writing.

4 members

Seeking 4-6 members

MG Novelists

Work with other middle grade novelists to critique finished manuscripts from beginning to end. This group is built on... Read more

Genres: middle grade - chapter books

What we’re looking for:

2 members

Seeking 3-5 members

The Calling

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

Genres: Literary fiction - thrillers - Mysteries - Urban Fantasy - Horror...

What we’re looking for: We seek members who are committed to the writing life: improving one's craft, producing a steady body of work, reachi... Read more

4 members

Seeking 3-5 members

inked leaves

Picture book writing critique group.

Genres: Children's Picture Books

What we’re looking for: Seeking writers who have knowledge and understanding of the constraints and power of picture books (including story b... Read more

4 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Realistic adult fiction

This group is for writers of adult and young adult fiction focusing on realistic pieces, whether long fiction or short.

Genres: women's fiction - Contemporary Fiction - Historical Fiction - ...

What we’re looking for: We're especially interested in members who are pursuing the study of craft and are willing to discuss craft topics in... Read more

6 members

Seeking 3-9 members

Enchanted Writing

We are looking for members to workshop each other's writing and are open to fantasy, mythical and magic realism genres.

Genres: Urban Fantasy - Fairytales/ Myths/ Folktales - Epic Fantasy / Low...

What we’re looking for: People who are enthusiastic and dedicated to improving their writing

6 members

Seeking 3-10 members

That's The Way To Do It

Check in once a week on Sundays or Mondays with answers to the questions "What did you write this week?" and "What di... Read more

Genres: Accountability

What we’re looking for: Weekly or bi-weekly check ins: share what you're working on. Encourage other members and share any tools/resources th... Read more

10 members

Seeking 3-10 members

World Building, Character Building, & Outlining

I love maps, designs, and backstory details that color our imaginative worlds. If you do too, this may be a resource ... Read more

Genres: fantasy - any - scifi - Any Fantasy

What we’re looking for: Activity, curiousity, and an interest in the elements of detail.

1 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Free Trader Beowulf

We're open to any and all speculative fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and literary fiction. This group is looking t... Read more

Genres: fantasy - Literary fiction - Speculative Fiction - Horror - Sci-Fi

What we’re looking for: We're looking for members who are dedicated to their work and to the personal and collaborative community we're creat... Read more

10 members

Seeking 3-10 members

Accountability-Only

We are a friendly bunch of writers from all kinds of genres. We share our weekly writing and reading goals and suppor... Read more

Genres: Accountability

What we’re looking for: Weekly check ins: share what you're reading and writing on. Encourage other members and share any tools/resources tha... Read more

5 members

Seeking 2-5 members

Weekly Chapters

This intensive group is a chapter by chapter critique group. Its purpose is to inspire progression through tight dead... Read more

Genres: Horror - Romance - New Adult - sci-fi - Any Fantasy - All YA

What we’re looking for: We're looking for members willing to keep up on a weekly basis.

2 members

Seeking 2-3 members

Memoir For Three

This group is for writers of memoir or longer works of nonfiction.

Genres: Memoir - Creative Non-Fiction

What we’re looking for: We are interested in one more writer who is committed to finishing their project and who is committed to supporting t... Read more

5 members

Seeking 3-6 members

Novel Review

Individuals who are working on a novel and what to review chapters with other writers. Although we'd like in-depth cr... Read more

Genres: Fiction

What we’re looking for: We are not a group for new writers. We expect our members to know the basics of the craft either through classes, bo... Read more

2 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Preamble

A place to generate ideas, create new work and refine what has been done.

Genres: Literary fiction - Creative Non-Fiction

What we’re looking for: Experienced writers interested in poetry.

6 members

Seeking 3-10 members

Strictly Accountability

A place to share your writing goals and accomplishments. Weekly check-ins. No Critiquing. Cheering each other on is s... Read more

Genres: any

What we’re looking for: Writers devoted to their craft

4 members

Seeking 4-8 members

Historical Romance Novelists

For writers of historical romance. Romance writers of fantasy, steampunk, and other semi-historical settings also wel... Read more

Genres: Romance - historical romance - Historical Fiction - Fantasy Romance

What we’re looking for: We're looking for members who have either published a novel, novella, or novelette, or are partway through writing one.

4 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Novel Critique Group

A place for members to critique the novels of other members, chapter by chapter, from the beginning to the end.

Genres: Novels for adults.

What we’re looking for: Novel Critique Group is for experienced writers who have a complete or nearly complete draft of a novel and are ready... Read more

1 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Erotica and Sexuality

Group for people writing erotica and non-fiction related to sex. A place to review and discuss the scorchers and make... Read more

Genres: Erotica

What we’re looking for:

5 members

Seeking 5-10 members

Outlines

For those who are in the middle of a first-draft, in the midst of a re-write, or maybe you need help writing up a syn... Read more

Genres: Fiction - Mystery - Thriller - Suspense

What we’re looking for: Be engaged and respectful. Mind the submission schedule, especially if there are active posts.

8 members

Seeking 4-10 members

The Hummingbirds

For writers who can fly through word counts AND those who have to beat their wings furiously just to stay afloat. All... Read more

Genres: Anything but erotica

What we’re looking for: Writers who are looking to give and receive constructive feedback.

3 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Rhythm and Schmooze: Rhyming for Kids

This group is for critique and accountability on our rhyming stories or poems, because rhyming is a tricky job, and s... Read more

Genres: picture books - Accountability - poems - Rhyming - Community

What we’re looking for: You can be a beginner, or an author of numerous published pieces. We are looking for a group of friendly people who a... Read more

8 members

Seeking 2-10 members

Writing to Publish

This group is for people who desperately want to publish, and are working towards set deadlines and goals. Tired of s... Read more

Genres: fantasy - Science Fiction - short fiction - literary - Contemporar...

What we’re looking for: We're looking for like minded people who are committed to submitting more this year than they did last year (even if ... Read more

3 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Picture Books Reading and Discussion Group

This is a reading and discussion group for writers of picture books. We will each read and present on / share discuss... Read more

Genres: picture books

What we’re looking for: Engagement in discussion, study of picture books

5 members

Seeking 4-5 members

MG Writers

Agented and pre-published advanced (e.g., highly-versed in craft, participation in workshops, work with writing coach... Read more

Genres: Any Middle grade

What we’re looking for:

1 members

Seeking 5-10 members

Blogging Buds

Writers need a platform. And blogging is fun. But sometimes you would like some feedback on your articles. You would ... Read more

Genres: Any blogger.

What we’re looking for: Someone who is dedicated, ready to share, and wants to blog at east once a week.

6 members

Seeking 5-6 members

YA Dreamers

We want to help individuals achieve their YA-writing dreams. With detailed edits, a friendly group environment, hones... Read more

Genres: Young adult-YA - New Adult - All YA

What we’re looking for: We are looking for YA writers that have a work finished, or close to being finished. We are open to all YA and are lo... Read more

4 members

Seeking 3-5 members

MG Critique Party

We are middle grade writers who are are working on writing, revising and publishing MG novels.

Genres: Middle grade novels

What we’re looking for: Seeking well-read readers and writers who are committed to writing and (hopefully) publishing a middle grade novel. ... Read more

1 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Historical Fiction - New Writers

This is a group for writers who are exploring or have recently entered the world of historical events and are trying ... Read more

Genres: Historical Fiction - Historical nonfiction/fiction

What we’re looking for: Primarily for Unpublished, writers so that we can gain experiences and view points across levels. Published writers w... Read more

4 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Camp Cabin 2017

Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 cabin! Weekly check-in's each Monday (and more, depending on what the group wants)

Genres: any

What we’re looking for: Just participation and encouragement of others!

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