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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4 members

Seeking 5-8 members

Mystery Crime & Thriller

writers of mysteries of various kinds, including crime fiction, cozies, hard-boiled, thri…

Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Upmarket - Adult - Book-length works - Fa…

What we’re looking for: Established writers working towards publication or finding an agent.

14 members

Seeking 10-16 members

Speculative Fiction

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

Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Low magic/fantasy - Adult - Book-length w…

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

21 members

Seeking 3-40 members

Spinners

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

Genres: Adult - Flash Fiction - Flash Fiction - Adult - Short Fiction - Low m…

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

7 members

Seeking 6-8 members

Mission Control

Mystery Writers

Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Mystery, Crime, and Thriller - Adult - Sh…

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

7 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Forever Young

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

Genres: Children's - Young Adult - Contemporary fiction - Children'…

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

6 members

Seeking 4-6 members

MG Novelists

Work with other middle grade novelists to critique finished manuscripts from beginning to… Read more

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3 members

Seeking 3-4 members

MG Masterminds

Agented and pre-published advanced (e.g., highly versed in craft, awards for wip, agent m…

Genres: Children's - Middle Grade - Contemporary fiction - Children'…

What we’re looking for: Meets deadlines, be responsive to group communications, professional, friendly, sense of humor, thoughtful critiques gi… Read more

32 members

Seeking 3-40 members

Kid Lit Novelists (CB, MG, YA)

We are a group designed to help children's writers meet other writers within the Inked Vo…

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Genres: Children's - Early Readers and Chapter Books - Early Readers and…

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

153 members

Seeking 0-200 members

Middle Grade and Chapter Books Community Group

This group is a place for writers to find and share middle grade (inc chapter Book) resou…

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Genres: Children's - Middle Grade - Contemporary fiction - Children'…

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

17 members

Seeking 10-20 members

Literary Endeavors

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

Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

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 th… Read more

4 members

Seeking 2-5 members

Middle Grade Adventures

A group of writers and writer/illustrators providing thoughtful feedback on middle-grade …

Genres: Children's - Middle Grade - Contemporary fiction - Children'…

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

21 members

Seeking 10-30 members

Inklings

A more advanced group for dedicated writers.

Our focus in on the writing itself. Our group…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for: Anyone interested in improving writing and craft skills. Those who recognize that publishable works start at the level … Read more

4 members

Seeking 4-4 members

Momentum

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

Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Science 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 p… Read more

11 members

Seeking 3-50 members

The (Creative) Nonfiction Park

A place for nonfiction writers in Inked Voices to gather, exchange ideas, discuss writing…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Memoir - Adult - Book-length works - Narr…

What we’re looking for: You write nonfiction.

5 members

Seeking 4-10 members

Character-Driven Adult Fiction

Working on various forms of fiction, for publication and/or personal pleasure.  Star…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful, constructive, respectful, honest critiques. Members who are willing to commit to submission and critique s… Read more

36 members

Seeking 10-15 members

Agented Children’s and Young Adult Authors

If you have a literary agent and you write for kids or young adults, this is the group fo…

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Genres: Children's - Picture Books - Fiction - Children's - Picture…

What we’re looking for:

83 members

Seeking 0-100 members

Adult Fiction and Nonfiction Resources

This group is a forum where I will share information about upcoming events and other item…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

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

2 members

Seeking 4-4 members

Blood & Guts Thrillers/Crime Fiction/Suspense

The goal is to support each other in writing great stories. It's hard to be in a critique…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Horror - Adult - Book-length works - Myst…

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

84 members

Seeking 10-100 members

Science Fiction and Fantasy Community Resource Group

A gathering place for writers of fiction that falls under Speculative Fiction: Scien…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Hi…

What we’re looking for: Engagement with the community–offering resources, discussion, asking questions, and offering support. The community is… Read more

29 members

Seeking 3-30 members

Verse novel writing community group.

A space for writers who work in verse and poetry to discuss, share and meet one another.

Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for: Engagement, passion and curiosity in verse writing.

13 members

Seeking 3-30 members

Write Right

Group focused on encouraging members to become better writers, in all areas of writing an…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for: Positive and enthusiastic feedback on submitted prose. And of course, we want to see your stories too!

2 members

Seeking 4-10 members

Crooked Joints and Broken Bones

A group dedicated to working a novel start to finish, all aspects. 

Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for: Dedication to effort and publication

3 members

Seeking 2-3 members

Linked Voices


Genres: Children's - Middle Grade - Contemporary fiction - Children'…

What we’re looking for:

6 members

Seeking 3-8 members

The Memoir & Essay Writers Critique Group

An ongoing critique group for memoir and essay writers. We envision this group to be a pl…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Memoir - Adult - Short Nonfiction - Essay

What we’re looking for: Commitment to read and comment on each other's work.

1 members

Seeking 5-5 members

AUTHOR-ILLUSTRATOR GROUP

We’re a group of picture book authors-illustrators working together to share our work and…

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Genres: Children's - Picture Books - Fiction - Children's - Picture…

What we’re looking for: Author-Illustrators who would like to work towards improving the craft.

13 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Mystery Thriller Writers (MTW) Community

Inked Voices members who write in the mystery / thriller genre will gather via Zoom for …

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Mystery, Crime, and Thriller - Adult - Sh…

What we’re looking for: A earnest desire to improve your writing--both general craft and elements specific to the mystery / thriller genre.

4 members

Seeking 3-5 members

The Fantasy and Sci-Fi Lounge

A group for Fantasy/Sci-Fi writers interested in working from the fundamentals of their s…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Low magic/fantasy - Adult - Book-length w…

What we’re looking for: Writers, whether seasoned or starting out, with a serious intent to get their work into the world. This group is open f… Read more

11 members

Seeking 3-6 members

Weekly Accountability

This is a group devoted to helping one another along in the journey to get words on the p…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful, caring support for one another. Readiness to commit to the page and to a group like this. Check-in even whe… Read more

12 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Indie Publishing Support Group

I am a debut writer and have decided to self-publish. I want my book to be available soo…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for: Openness to sharing, asking questions, and offering your ideas and experiences.

10 members

Seeking 3-60 members

The Quotidian

This group is for those who would like to establish some momentum in their writing practi…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for: Dedication to the daily act of writing and adherence to the principle of no commenting on the work of others, whether p… Read more

17 members

Seeking 5-10 members

MG Book Club

Because readers make better writers, this book club will read some of the more recent awa…

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Genres: Children's - Middle Grade - Contemporary fiction - Children'…

What we’re looking for: Members of this group will read the novel that is selected at the beginning of the month and participate in a virtual d… Read more

6 members

Seeking 4-6 members

The Nevermore's: 2023 Weekly Poetry Prompt Group

Our goal is to write one poem each week for the ENTIRE year of 2023. :)

This is a judgemen…

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Genres: Adult - Poetry - Poetry - Children's - Picture Books - Fiction -…

What we’re looking for: Currently not looking for new members.

0 members

Seeking 3-6 members

Rhyme Time

The is a small group where members post a short rhyming piece each week based on a prompt…

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Genres: Adult - Poetry - Poetry - Children's - Picture Books - Fiction -…

What we’re looking for: Writers committed to improving their rhyming and meter skills and helping others do the same.

5 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Speculative Fiction Novel Review

This group is for writers who have completed or almost completed speculative fiction (i.e… Read more

Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Low magic/fantasy - Adult - Book-length w…

What we’re looking for: Commitment! The goal is to have 5 members, meaning that you will give (and also receive) 4 other critiques every 2 week… Read more

5 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Memoir and Essay

A group for memoir and essay writers to exchange work and support one another. Write…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Memoir - Adult - Book-length works - Narr…

What we’re looking for: Writers that are committed to their craft, open to suggestions and willing to give constructive feedback of fellow memb… Read more

4 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Tales from the Middle Grade

We will help each writer improve their manuscript to help it towards completion and towar…
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Genres: Children's - Middle Grade - Contemporary fiction - Children'…

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

6 members

Seeking 4-10 members

LGBTQIA+ Writing and Critique Group

A group looking to share our voices with the world so it feels a little less lonely and a…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for: We would like to create a support system for LGBTQIA+ writers who have a passion for creating content for the community… Read more

5 members

Seeking 3-7 members

Craft of ...Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Writing

A gathering place for writers. Includes Speculative Fiction. Science Fiction (all su…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for: Members who will elevate the discussion or analysis - my only goal is for us all to become excellent writers - who will… Read more

1 members

Seeking 3-50 members

Authors Seeking/Providing Reviews of published or pre-published work

Reviews of published or ready-to-publish work will be posted here on the site and may be …

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for: Honesty and thoughtfulness in expressing your opinions, ability to provide a blurb or synopsis of your book, commitment… Read more

3 members

Seeking 3-4 members

MG YA Verse Novel Critique Group

We're are a group of children book writers commited to the genre of verse novels.

Genres: Children's - Middle Grade - Contemporary fiction - Children'…

What we’re looking for:

6 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Feb-May Poetry Pop-Up

Every other week from February 1st until May 10th, this group will exchange poems and cri…

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Genres: Adult - Poetry - Poetry

What we’re looking for: Kindness, attentiveness.

3 members

Seeking 3-3 members

Middle Grade Magic

Small  critique group for middle grade and upper middle grade works in progress.&nbs…

Genres: Children's - Middle Grade - Contemporary fiction - Children'…

What we’re looking for: Looking for experienced middle grade and upper middle grade writers who want to receive and give feedback.

7 members

Seeking 1-6 members

Humorous PB Pop-Up

-This is a single-submission Humorous Picture Book Pop-Up group with members that fe…

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Genres: Children's - Picture Books - Fiction

What we’re looking for: A pop-up group for intermediate to advance humorous picture books writers. November 6th- submit 1 humorous manuscri… Read more

4 members

Seeking 5-8 members

Spec Fic Novel Review

A place for writers with book-length completed or nearly completed speculative fiction ma…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Low magic/fantasy - Adult - Book-length w…

What we’re looking for: Looking for active membership - regular critiques, regular q&a participation, and participation in group discussions.

6 members

Seeking 3-6 members

Accountability and Community

We are a group devoted to helping one another along in the writing journey. This is not a…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful, caring support. Readiness to commit to the page and to a group like this. Check-ins even when you aren't me… Read more

7 members

Seeking 2-5 members

YA Pop-up Critique Group (Jan 2023)

A short-term pop-up critique group. The group will last for two and half weeks. You will …

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Genres: Children's - Young Adult - Contemporary fiction - Children'…

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful, candid and encouraging critiques.

11 members

Seeking 4-10 members

Book Study: WRITING PICTURE BOOKS by Ann Whitford Paul

This is a 10-week book study that will focus on studying Ann Whitford Paul's WRITING PICT…

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Genres: Children's - Picture Books - Fiction - Children's - Picture…

What we’re looking for: Participants in the group are expected to read the book and do the exercises by applying the principles to the manuscri… Read more

3 members

Seeking 4-4 members

We Are Epic

A group created for writers who face all the unique problems that come with world buildin…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Fantasy - Adult - Book-length works - Sci…

What we’re looking for: Searching for dedicated writers who are working on lengthy projects in the Epic category, whether currently in the midd… Read more

6 members

Seeking 3-6 members

December Pop Up-new version

If you have a fiction or nonfiction picture book that needs a critique, please join our g…

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Genres: Children's - Picture Books - Fiction - Children's - Picture…

What we’re looking for: Kindness, Creativity, Different perspectives

5 members

Seeking 3-7 members

January Picture Book Pop Up Group

Hello! I'm hosting the January PB pop-up critique group. This is a great opportunity to g…

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Genres: Children's - Picture Books - Fiction - Children's - Picture…

What we’re looking for: Picture book writers interested in sharing their work and meeting fellow PB writers.

16 members

Seeking 3-11 members

12 Week Year for Writers, Group 2

We will be working through the book 12 WEEK YEAR FOR WRITERS by A. Trevor Thrall. 

Ea…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for:

1 members

Seeking 3-8 members

BIPOC Novelists

A space where we can be our authentic selves, honor each other's unique cultural experien…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for: Committed fiction writers of color who've studied the craft, had a long-standing writing practice and are working on a … Read more

21 members

Seeking 2-25 members

Write-in Writers

This is a place to keep up to speed with our write-ins, such as Tuesday dates/times and a…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for:

5 members

Seeking 3-8 members

The Writers' Room

We are a group devoted to helping one another along in the writing journey. This is not a…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful, caring support. Readiness to commit to the page and to a group like this. Check-ins even when you aren't me… Read more

5 members

Seeking 4-5 members

SSF Novel Review

A group for writers with completed or almost completed SSF/speculative fiction manuscript…

Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Low magic/fantasy - Adult - Book-length w…

What we’re looking for: Positivity and commitment (you can be reviewing anywhere from 10,000-20,000 words every two-three weeks (depending on t… Read more

5 members

Seeking 3-8 members

The Real Story

A group for writers of essays, memoirs, and any other form of creative nonfiction to exch…

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Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary - Adult - Book-length works - Up…

What we’re looking for: Writers that are committed to their craft, open to suggestions and willing to give constructive feedback of fellow memb… Read more

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