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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10 members

Seeking 10-16 members

Speculative Fiction

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

Genres: fantasy - Science Fiction - Speculative Fiction - All sub-genres of S…

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

27 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.

9 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 membe… Read more

12 members

Seeking 2-100 members

Launchpad

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

Genres: any

What we’re looking for:

7 members

Seeking 3-99 members

ImPROMPTu

ImPROMPTu is InkedVoices' writing prompt group. Every week, you'll find a post with a sho… 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 cr… 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 edited… 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. If … Read more

Genres: Mystery - any - Science fiction/fantasy - Thriller - Paranormal - Pa…

What we’re looking for:

4 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.

5 members

Seeking 4-6 members

MG Novelists

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

Genres: middle grade - chapter books

What we’re looking for:

1 members

Seeking 3-5 members

The Calling

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

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, reaching… 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, myth…

Genres: Urban Fantasy - Fairytales/ Myths/ Folktales - Epic Fantasy / Low M…

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 wr… 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 that… Read more

3 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 … 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 3-5 members

Weekly Chapters

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

6 members

Seeking 3-6 members

Novel Review

Individuals who are working on a Fantasy / SciFi / Paranormal novel and what to review ch… 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, books… 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 the… 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 t… Read more

3 members

Seeking 2-6 members

Picture Books: Rhyme, Rhyme, Rhyme

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

Genres: picture books - Rhyme

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

7 members

Seeking 8-12 members

Writing to Publish

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

Genres: fantasy - Science Fiction - Horror - short fiction - literary - Con…

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 th… 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 an… 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 worksh… Read more

Genres: Any Middle grade

What we’re looking for:

1 members

Seeking 2-3 members

Middle Grade Beta Readers

This group is for dedicated middle grade writers who have already workshopped their novel… 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 ge… 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 fro… 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 N… Read more

Genres: Horror - Contemporary - Fantasty - open to all fiction - Science f…

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 dea… Read more

32 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 cri… Read more

Genres: picture books - chapter books - Young Adult - easy readers - middle…

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

0 members

Seeking 3-5 members

The Page Turners

Thank you for your interest in The Page Turners. We are a small, no-stress group looking … 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.

48 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 resource… Read more

Genres: middle grade - Young Adult

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

4 members

Seeking 2-10 members

Fledglings

A small group of novices looking to learn and improve craft technique via critique feedba… Read more

Genres: fiction mainstream - literary fiction - Almost anything but prefer f…

What we’re looking for: Beginners interested in feedback on first efforts.

6 members

Seeking 2-10 members

Inkslingers

Dedicated to improvement of storytelling technique and the writing itself, from macro iss… Read more

Genres: anything goes

What we’re looking for: Writers with completed novels or works in progress at a more advanced stage of completion. Any genre. Anything goes.

0 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. Anyth… 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!). The… 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!). The… 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 paranor… Read more

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

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 b… 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, and… 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!). The… 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!). The… 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 opportun… Read more

5 members

Seeking 5-5 members

Literary Endeavors

This group is for literary short story writers and novelists who have studied the craft a… 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 th… 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!). The… 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 opportun… Read more

5 members

Seeking 2-5 members

Middle Grade Adventures

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

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.

0 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Gay Fiction Authors

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

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

What we’re looking for:

7 members

Seeking 2-10 members

Inklings

For those who wish to hone writing skills and practice storytelling techniques. We'll cri… Read more

Genres: fiction

What we’re looking for: Anyone interested in improving writing and craft skills

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.

3 members

Seeking 3-4 members

The Lab

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

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.

4 members

Seeking 2-5 members

Happily Ever After

Serious romance writers dedicated to submitting polished manuscripts to agents and editor…

Genres: Romance

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

1 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Picture Book Peer Critiques

This is a one-submission peer critique event for writers looking for fresh eyes or writin…

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!). The… 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 opportun… Read more

2 members

Seeking 4-4 members

Momentum

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

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 p… 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!). The… 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!). The… 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.

4 members

Seeking 3-3 members

Middle Grade Matchup

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

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

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

4 members

Seeking 2-10 members

Short Story and Memoir Exchange

We work on our memoir and short story writing craft.

Genres: Short story - Memoir

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

5 members

Seeking 4-5 members

Mystery and Suspense Inc.

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

Genres: crime - thrillers - mystery

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

7 members

Seeking 6-8 members

The Looking Glass

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

Genres: Science Fiction - Romance - Paranormal - Urban Fantasy - Post-Apocaly…

What we’re looking for: Commitment to polishing your writing by giving and receiving thoughtful, honest and constructive feedback. Encouraging … 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 at…

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Genres: middle grade and ya

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

1 members

Seeking 1-2 members

Velocity

Private Workshop

Genres: Almost anything

What we’re looking for: Peer-to-peer review for revision or beta reading 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:&n…

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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

6 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 gr…

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Genres: Nonfiction - Personal Essay & Creative Nonfiction - Short Story n…

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

11 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 B…

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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.

4 members

Seeking 3-5 members

The Hungry Caterpillars

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

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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 co… 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 l…

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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. Thoughtful… 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 thoughtfu…

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Genres: YA Fantasy - fairy tales - Middle Grade fantasy - Fantasy MG - YA con…

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 l…

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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.

9 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: 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 an …

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Genres: any - NaNoWriMo - Accountability - Camp NaNoWriMo

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

1 members

Seeking 3-10 members

Fantasy Smiths and Adventurers

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

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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 who… Read more

8 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 l…

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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. Thoughtful… Read more

2 members

Seeking 3-8 members

The Campfire

To follow

Genres: Speculative Fiction

What we’re looking for: To follow

1 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, wh…

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Genres:

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

8 members

Seeking 4-8 members

September Pop-Up Picture Book Peer Critiques

This is a one-submission peer critique event with a focus on writers/illustrators who are…

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Genres: Children's Picture Books

What we’re looking for: This is a one-submission pop-up critique group. Members will be required to submit one MS and/or dummy and critique all… Read more

6 members

Seeking 3-7 members

Peer Critique, one-off (October 2019)

Get feedback on a completed piece of literary fiction, upmarket fiction, or creative nonf…

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Genres: Creative Nonfiction - literary fiction - Upmarket Fiction

What we’re looking for: Enthusiastic writers with at least one publication interested in learning and growing from one another. Also essential … Read more

2 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Picture Book Critique & Support

Picture book writers looking to build relationship with critique partners. Two manuscript…

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Genres: Children's Picture Books

What we’re looking for: Genuine feedback, respect, and engagement.

7 members

Seeking 3-7 members

Mystery and Thriller Pop Up Peer Critiques

This "pop up" critique group is for mystery, crime, and thriller writers working on novel…

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Genres: Mystery - Thriller - detective

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful, constructive critiques.

8 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Picture Book Pop-up Critique Group October 2019

This is a one-submission peer critique event for picture book writers and/or illustrator …

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Genres: Children's Picture Books

What we’re looking for: This is a one-submission pop-up critique group. Members will be required to submit one MS and/or dummy and critique all… Read more

5 members

Seeking 4-6 members

Peer Critique, one-off (November 2019)

Get feedback on a completed piece (short piece or book chapter) of literary fiction, upma…

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Genres: literary fiction - Creative Non-Fiction - Upmarket Fiction

What we’re looking for: Enthusiastic writers interested in learning about rigorous and encouraging feedback and those looking to meet potential… Read more

2 members

Seeking 3-10 members

Flashing Lights

Looking for writers interested in the darker side of humanity. We welcome all Crime/Myste…

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Genres: crime - Thriller - mystery

What we’re looking for: Members are writers of any level looking to improve their craft with assistance from other writers.

1 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Realist Writers Write On

For those of us who look at our lives and write about the truths we've seen and experienc…

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Genres: Fiction - Historical Fiction - Literary fiction - Creative Nonfiction…

What we’re looking for: Writers who have done various types of writing and who are now looking back, writing memoirs, stories, novels that are … Read more

8 members

Seeking 3-6 members

SFF Popup Peer Critique December 2019

Gather with other SFF writers to provide on-time critiques, great to test out who might b…

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Genres: Any Science Fiction and Fantasy

What we’re looking for: An interest in contributing to others SFF writers' development processes. Interest in learning the Liz Lerman Critical … Read more

8 members

Seeking 3-6 members

CNF Popup Peer Critique December 2019

We'll have one round of critique exchange to get to know other CNF writers, to reinvigora…

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Genres: Creative Nonfiction

What we’re looking for: An interest in providing concrete and encouraging feedback to help other CNF writers improve their pieces, openness to … Read more

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