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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15 members

Seeking 10-16 members

Speculative Fiction

We welcome all things Speculative Fiction. From Science Fiction to Fantasy. Let's help ...

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

21 members

Seeking 3-30 members

Spinners

Writers of science fiction and fantasy short stories, novellas, and novels.

Genres: fantasy - Science Fiction

What we’re looking for: Enthusiasm, determination, sense of wonder.

6 members

Seeking 8-10 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

28 members

Seeking 2-100 members

Launchpad

Launchpad is an inclusive, participation-driven group dedicated to providing a forum fo... Read more

Genres: any

What we’re looking for:

9 members

Seeking 3-99 members

ImPROMPTu

ImPROMPTu is InkedVoices' writing prompt group. Every week, you'll find a post with a s... 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

1 members

Seeking 3-6 members

Fast Track

Fast Track is for writers who 1) have completed or nearly completed novels 2) have edit... Read more

Genres: adult fiction

What we’re looking for: Commit to biweekly 2500-3500 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. I... Read more

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

What we’re looking for:

3 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 ... 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 ...

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 3-12 members

Enchanted Writing

We are looking for members to workshop each other's writing and are open to fantasy, my...

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

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

1 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 ... 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

6 members

Seeking 3-10 members

World Building, Character Building, & Outlining

I love maps, designs, and backstory details that color our imaginative worlds. If you d... Read more

Genres: fantasy - any - scifi - Any Fantasy

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

2 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Weekly Chapters

This intensive group is a chapter by chapter critique group. Its purpose is to inspire ... 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.

5 members

Seeking 2-4 members

Young Adult Novelists

This is a group for young adult fiction writers striving for traditional publication.

Genres: young adult

What we’re looking for: Writers committed to the writing process. People who will take the time to give a thorough critique, thorough not nec... Read more

4 members

Seeking 3-6 members

Novel Review

Individuals who are working on a Fantasy / SciFi / Paranormal novel and what to review ... 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, boo... Read more

1 members

Seeking 3-4 members

Romance Novelists

For writers of romance. All romance styles accepted.

Genres: Romance

What we’re looking for: This group is not active at the moment.

1 members

Seeking 4-6 members

Novel Critique Group: Path to Publication

A place for members to critique the novels of other members, chapter by chapter, from t... Read more

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

4 members

Seeking 2-6 members

Picture Books: Rhyme, Rhyme, Rhyme

Small group of picture book authors looking to actively submit work and give critiques ... Read more

Genres: picture books - Rhyme

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful critiques and community.

10 members

Seeking 8-12 members

Writing to Publish

This group is for people who desperately want to publish, and are working towards set d... Read more

Genres: fantasy - Science Fiction - Horror - short fiction - literary - C...

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

0 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 ... Read more

Genres: picture books

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

5 members

Seeking 4-5 members

MG Masterminds

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

Genres: Any Middle grade

What we’re looking for:

0 members

Seeking 3-5 members

MG Critique Party

This critique group is to support middle grade writers who are focused on publishing no...

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 2-3 members

Middle Grade Beta Readers

This group is for dedicated middle grade writers who have already workshopped their nov... Read more

Genres: Any Middle grade

What we’re looking for: Writers who are dedicated to polishing up their manuscripts and helping others polish up their manuscripts so we can ... Read more

1 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Writing about Place

This group is for members working on nonfiction pieces about place. Works could range f... Read more

Genres: Memoir - Creative Nonfiction - essays

What we’re looking for: Members looking to give and receive professional critique and who are editing for publication.

0 members

Seeking 5-6 members

7 Day Deadline

One of the struggles of being a writer is sitting in front of a blank screen. As author... Read more

Genres: Horror - Contemporary - Fantasty - open to all fiction - Science...

What we’re looking for: We are seeking individuals who are in the process of writing a first draft and would benefit from the pressure of a d... Read more

29 members

Seeking 3-40 members

Kid Lit, PB to YA

This group is a place for writers of children's literature. For writers with existing c... Read more

Genres: picture books - chapter books - Young Adult - easy readers - midd...

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful critiques, focusing especially on elements of story. This is a supportive community that values giving c... Read more

3 members

Seeking 3-5 members

The Page Turners

Thank you for your interest in The Page Turners. We are a small, no-stress group lookin... Read more

Genres: Any except Erotica

What we’re looking for: Someone who is an avid reader of many genres and able to give thoughtful critiques on submissions in multiple genres.

43 members

Seeking 1-60 members

MG and YA Resources

This group is a place for writers to find and share middle grade and young adult resour... Read more

Genres: middle grade - Young Adult

What we’re looking for: Anyone looking to find and share helpful resources.

5 members

Seeking 2-6 members

Fledglings

A small group of unpublished writers looking to improve craft technique via critique fe... Read more

Genres: fiction mainstream - literary fiction - Almost anything but prefer...

What we’re looking for: Actively seeking unpublished writers who are interested in feedback and helpful suggestions for their work, particula... Read more

3 members

Seeking 2-3 members

Inkslingers

A private, two or three person writing partnership

Genres: anything goes

What we’re looking for: Writers with complete novels or novels nearing completion

1 members

Seeking 3-3 members

Essays: Identity, Place, and Intersectional Topics

We are a small group of essay writers focusing on place, culture, gender roles etc. Any... Read more

Genres: personal essays - Narrative NonFiction

What we’re looking for:

0 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Fall PB Peer Critiques

This group is a peer critique group modeled after our agent events (but sans agent!). T... Read more

Genres: Children's Picture Books

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful, constructive critiques and an interest in making your piece its best possible self.

0 members

Seeking 3-9 members

Fall 2017 Adult Fiction Peer Critiques

This group is a peer critique group modeled after our agent events (but sans agent!). T... Read more

Genres: adult fiction

What we’re looking for: Fresh eyes, constructive feedback

4 members

Seeking 2-4 members

MG & YA Fantasy, Paranormal, & Horror

For publication-minded and advanced writers in MG/YA dark fantasy, horror, and/or paran... Read more

Genres: fantasy - Dark Fantasy - Horror - ghost/paranormal - Middle Grade ...

What we’re looking for: Experienced writers familiar with MG/YA, dark fantasy, fantasy, paranormal, and/or horror.

2 members

Seeking 3-7 members

2018 Russell Rowland Writing Workshop

This is a workshop designed to focus entirely on whatever you're working on. There will... Read more

Genres: Creative Non-Fiction - non-fiction - fiction

What we’re looking for: People who are working on a full-length manuscript or short stories. People who are eager to become better writers, a... Read more

0 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Jan 2018 PB Peer Critiques - Fresh Eyes

This group is a peer critique group modeled after our agent events (but sans agent!). T... Read more

Genres: picture book

What we’re looking for: Thorough critiques, engagement with fellow writers, participation in debrief call is ideal.

0 members

Seeking 3-9 members

YA Peer Critiques

This group is a peer critique group modeled after our agent events (but sans agent!). T... Read more

Genres: Young Adult Fiction

What we’re looking for: Engagement, support and a spirit of exchange. Thoughtful critiques that address the strengths of the story and opport... Read more

4 members

Seeking 4-5 members

The Chocolate Factory

This is an ongoing critique group focused on children's chapter books, lower middle gra...

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Genres: chapter books - middle grade

What we’re looking for: Engagement, support and a spirit of exchange. Thoughtful critiques that address the strengths of the story and opport... Read more

4 members

Seeking 5-5 members

Literary Endeavors

This group is for literary short story writers and novelists who have studied the craft... Read more

Genres: short fiction - novels - literary fiction

What we’re looking for: We're interested in members who are already producing intriguing work but would like some feedback to make sure what ... Read more

0 members

Seeking 3-9 members

Science Fiction and Fantasy Peer Critiques

This group is a peer critique group modeled after our agent events (but sans agent!). T... Read more

Genres: Science Fiction - Speculative Fiction - dark fantasy

What we’re looking for: Engagement, support and a spirit of exchange. Thoughtful critiques that address the strengths of the story and opport... Read more

5 members

Seeking 2-5 members

Middle Grade Adventures

A group of writers and writer/illustrators providing thoughtful feedback on middle-grad...

Genres: middle grade - a middle grade adventure story - early middle grade

What we’re looking for: Fun, thoughtful, kind writers ready to take our writing to the next level.

1 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Gay Fiction Authors

A place to get feedback on stories with gay themes and characters. Whether you are male... Read more

Genres: Mystery - Romance - Horror - Anything - Erotica - Gay

What we’re looking for:

0 members

Seeking 3-10 members

Word Slingers

A flexible SFF critique group

Genres: fantasy - Magical Realism - Science fiction

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful, constructive, honest feedback.

4 members

Seeking 3-5 members

The Lab

A group for published writers who need fresh eyes to check they haven't gone mad this t...

Genres: Any short fiction

What we’re looking for: Those who enjoy writing in many genres, are ambitious, like to experiment and who love to help others hone their ideas.

5 members

Seeking 2-5 members

Happily Ever After

Serious romance writers dedicated to submitting polished manuscripts to agents and edit...

Genres: Romance

What we’re looking for: Talented, dedicated, thick-skinned writers.

7 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Picture Book Peer Critiques

This is a one-submission peer critique event for writers looking for fresh eyes or writ...

Genres: picture books

What we’re looking for:

0 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Creative Nonfiction Peer Matchup

This group is a peer critique group modeled after our agent events (but sans agent!). T... Read more

Genres: Creative Nonfiction

What we’re looking for: Engagement, support and a spirit of exchange. Thoughtful critiques that address the strengths of the story and opport... Read more

3 members

Seeking 4-4 members

Momentum

A group for writers who have long works ready for chapter reviews to prepare for their ...

Genres: Almost any kind of fiction

What we’re looking for: Serious writers with a finished work willing who are accepting of constructive criticism and able to take the time to... Read more

7 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Picture Book Peer Critiques - May 2018

This group is a peer critique group modeled after our agent events (but sans agent!). T... Read more

Genres: picture books

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful, constructive critiques and group engagement focused on helping each writer and their manuscript shine.

5 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Picture Books Peer Critiques (June)

This group is a peer critique group modeled after our agent events (but sans agent!). T... Read more

Genres: picture books

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful, constructive critiques and group engagement focused on helping each writer and their manuscript shine.

3 members

Seeking 3-3 members

Middle Grade Matchup

This group is a peer critique group modeled after our agent events (but sans agent!). T... Read more

Genres: middle grade - then exchange critiques on their work. After the cr...

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful, constructive critiques and group engagement focused on helping each writer and their manuscript shine.

5 members

Seeking 2-4 members

Short Story and Memoir Exchange

We work on our memoir and short story writing craft. The group is temporary and will be... Read more

Genres: Short story - Memoir

What we’re looking for: Members must be prepared to critique all submissions in a constructive and helpful way.

2 members

Seeking 3-6 members

Romance Writers

Come join us as we share and critique each other's work!

I strive to keep us an active g...

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Genres: Romance - women's fiction - chick lit

What we’re looking for: Authors interested in pursuing publication with their stories; short, novella, or novel length.

4 members

Seeking 4-5 members

Mystery and Suspense Inc.

This group is for dedicated novelists working in a suspense driven genre such as myster... Read more

Genres: crime - thrillers - mystery

What we’re looking for: Compelling stories and thoughtful, engaged critiques.

8 members

Seeking 6-8 members

The Looking Glass

A YA/NA fantasy/Sci-fi critique group for writers who are published or seeking to publi... Read more

Genres: Science Fiction - Romance - Paranormal - Urban Fantasy - Post-Apoca...

What we’re looking for: Commitment to polishing your writing by giving and receiving thoughtful, honest and constructive feedback. Encouragin... Read more

3 members

Seeking 3-7 members

Pitch Wars Packet Critique

Short-term critique group for Pitch Wars packets.

Please see information on Pitch Wars ...

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Genres: middle grade and ya

What we’re looking for: Positive, caring, motivated writers.

2 members

Seeking 1-2 members

Velocity

Private Workshop

Genres: Almost anything

What we’re looking for: Peer-to-peer review for next revision before publication

3 members

Seeking 2-5 members

In process

This is intended to be a group for people trying to figure out what they want to write:...

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Genres: Creative Non-Fiction - All types - fiction and non-fiction.

What we’re looking for: People who are serious about writing and are willing to engage from the very first seeds of an idea

5 members

Seeking 3-8 members

NonFiction Writers Group for Personal Essay, Short Story, Memoir Excerpt

Group for nonfiction writers with prior experience in a critique ...

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Genres: Nonfiction - Personal Essay & Creative Nonfiction - Short Story...

What we’re looking for: nonfiction writers with prior experience in a critique group, reading/sharing work ready for review (not initial draf... Read more

10 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Book Club: The Nuts and Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books

This group is a 2-month book club that will study Linda Ashman's book The Nuts and...

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Genres: picture books

What we’re looking for: Weekly participation on the discussion boards. Complete the exercises on your own manuscripts.

6 members

Seeking 3-5 members

The Hungry Caterpillars

We are an international group of fiction picture book writers, who work on a number of ...

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Genres: Children's Picture Books

What we’re looking for: Active PB writers who understand the value of critiquing and are willing to help their fellow writers by objectively ... Read more

8 members

Seeking 4-8 members

Picture Book Peer Critique Group - February 2019

This is a single-submission peer critique group for picture book manuscripts. The group...

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Genres: Children's Picture Books

What we’re looking for: People who are willing to dig into one another's manuscripts and give as much as they would like to receive. Thoughtf... Read more

3 members

Seeking 3-6 members

Magic and Fantasy for MG and YA

A group for writers of Middle Grade and Young Adult Fantasy who are looking for thought...

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Genres: YA Fantasy - fairy tales - Middle Grade fantasy - Fantasy MG - YA c...

What we’re looking for: Dedicated, helpful, honest, but also supportive and can offer help with world building, magic systems, etc.

7 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Picture Book Peer Critiques - April 2019

This is a single-submission peer critique group for picture book manuscripts. The group...

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Genres: picture books

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful, constructive critiques and group engagement focused on helping each writer and their manuscript shine.

11 members

Seeking 3-50 members

The (Creative) Nonfiction Park

A place for all nonfiction writers in Inked Voices to gather, exchange ideas, discuss w...

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Genres: All categories of creative nonfiction and nonfiction

What we’re looking for: You write nonfiction.

10 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Camp NaNoWriMo 2019

This is the July cabin for the Camp NaNoWriMo writing challenge. You don't have to be a...

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Genres: any - NaNoWriMo - Accountability - Camp NaNoWriMo

What we’re looking for: Shared support and enthusiasm for writing projects

2 members

Seeking 3-10 members

Fantasy Smiths and Adventurers

Master our writing schedules as we master our craft with the ultimate goal of publishin...

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Genres: Any Fantasy - Adult - YA

What we’re looking for: Writers who are committed to publishing this year and need a consistent kick in the rear to make it happen. Writers w... Read more

7 members

Seeking 4-8 members

PB Peer Critique Group - July 2019

This is a single-submission peer critique group for picture book manuscripts. The group...

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Genres: Children's Picture Books

What we’re looking for: People who are willing to dig into one another's manuscripts and give as much as they would like to receive. Thoughtf... Read more

2 members

Seeking 3-8 members

The Campfire

To follow

Genres: Speculative Fiction

What we’re looking for: To follow

3 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Journaling as a Useful Tool for Writers of any Genre

As wonderful and useful as Scrivener, OneNote, MS Word and other writing programs are, ...

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What we’re looking for: honesty and a sense of adventure

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