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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0 members

Seeking 5-8 members

Mystery Crime & Thriller

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

Genres: Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novels - Fantasy - Adult - Novels…

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

10 members

Seeking 10-16 members

Speculative Fiction

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

Genres: Adult - Novels - Low magic/fantasy - Adult - Novels - Fantasy - Adult…

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

14 members

Seeking 3-40 members

Spinners

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

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

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

8 members

Seeking 6-8 members

Mission Control

Mystery Writers

Genres: Adult - Novels - Mystery, Crime, and Thriller - Adult - Short Fiction…

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

5 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

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

What we’re looking for:

2 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

189 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.

5 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.

15 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 - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

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

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 - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

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

45 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:

105 members

Seeking 0-150 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 - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

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

1 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 - Novels - Horror - Adult - Novels - Mystery, Crime, and Thrill…

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

82 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 - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Historical fiction - Adu…

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

37 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 - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

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

5 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 - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

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

1 members

Seeking 4-10 members

Crooked Joints and Broken Bones

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

Genres: Adult - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

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

20 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 - Novels - Mystery, Crime, and Thriller - Adult - Short Fiction…

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

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 - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

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

15 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 - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

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

6 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 - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

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

8 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

4 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.

6 members

Seeking 4-6 members

Memoir and Essay

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

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Genres: Adult - Nonfiction - Memoir - Adult - Nonfiction - Narrative nonficti…

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

1 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

4 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 - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

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

4 members

Seeking 3-4 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.

3 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 - Novels - Low magic/fantasy - Adult - Novels - Fantasy - Adult…

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

1 members

Seeking 3-3 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 - Novels - Fantasy - Adult - Novels - Science Fiction

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

3 members

Seeking 3-5 members

BIPOC Novelists

This group is for Black, Indigenous and writers of color who are advanced fiction writers…

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Genres: Adult - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

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

27 members

Seeking 2-50 members

Write-in Writers

This is a place to keep up to speed with our write-ins.

Genres: Adult - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

What we’re looking for:

4 members

Seeking 4-5 members

SSF Novel Review

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

Genres: Adult - Novels - Low magic/fantasy - Adult - Novels - Fantasy - Adult…

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 2-5 members

The Writing Exchange

We will read one another's novels chapter by chapter and provide critiques. 

Genres: Adult - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

What we’re looking for: Commitment!

1 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Picture Book Nook

Picture Book Nook is your cozy and supportive space to get honest feedback. We are seriou…

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

What we’re looking for: - Dedication to craft, writing with a goal to be published - Fresh voices, no formulaic writing

12 members

Seeking 5-12 members

The Weekly Checkup

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

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Genres: Adult - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

What we’re looking for: Commitment! In joining, you are agreeing to post once a week AND to respond to the posts of each of the other members, … Read more

0 members

Seeking 4-6 members

May Pop-up: Advanced Picture Book Biographies

We are limiting this group to 6 people, so you will be responsible for doing 5 critiques …

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Genres: Children's - Picture Books - Nonfiction

What we’re looking for:

5 members

Seeking 1-99 members

The Study of Misfits

Transgressive group. Bring us your weirdos, underachievers, crazies, and nonconformists! …

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Genres: Adult - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

What we’re looking for: Writers and critiques. Those familiar with the genre really wanted, but you can come here just to learn about it, too.

6 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Literary Fiction

This critique group is for those who write for adults and consider their work "literary" …

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Genres: Adult - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful, constructive peer feedback that can help the writer take their work to the next level.

2 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Distant Worlds

This is a new group primarily for writers of fantasy novels. Works do not have to be fini…

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Genres: Adult - Novels - Low magic/fantasy - Adult - Novels - Fantasy - Adult…

What we’re looking for: Kindness and accountability. We also want members who understand that life happens, and sometimes we need to take break… Read more

3 members

Seeking 3-5 members

June/July Pop-up: Advanced Picture Books - Quiet Stories

This is a pop-up critique group for picture books that you (or someone like an agent or e…

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Genres: Children's - Picture Books - Fiction

What we’re looking for: This group is for advanced picture book writers and critiquers. Members need to have a minimum of three years writing p… Read more

4 members

Seeking 3-8 members

BIPOC Writers

A supportive community for writers of color.

Genres: Adult - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

What we’re looking for:

3 members

Seeking 2-4 members

Speculative Thriller, Mystery & Suspense

A critique group for writers somewhere on the gradient between speculative fiction and th…

Genres: Adult - Novels - Low magic/fantasy - Adult - Novels - Fantasy - Adult…

What we’re looking for:

3 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Strictly Sci-Fi

This is a critique group for writers of science fiction. 

Genres: Adult - Novels - Science Fiction - Adult - Short Fiction - Science Fi…

What we’re looking for: Commitment!

13 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Practice Makes Perfect: Fiction Prompt Group

Note: This group has reached capacity for this round. Check back in December for our next…

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Genres: Adult - Short Fiction - Flash Fiction - Adult - Short Fiction - Liter…

What we’re looking for: Open to writers of all genres, and all experience levels are welcome and encouraged to join, but check your ego at the … Read more

8 members

Seeking 5-10 members

All-purpose Writing Group (Spec Fic leaning)

This is a long-term combo accountability, critique, writing development, and “being an au…

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Genres: Adult - Novels - Historical fiction - Adult - Novels - Low magic/fant…

What we’re looking for: Writers who are committed to writing for the long-term, who will be active participants and will support and encourage… Read more

4 members

Seeking 3-4 members

Realistic YA and Adult Fiction

This group is for writers who have completed or almost completed a draft manuscript in th…

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Genres: Adult - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

What we’re looking for: Commitment! The goal is to have a maximum of five members and work through our novels chapter by chapter.

11 members

Seeking 6-10 members

Picture Book Critique Group

Hi all. I’m hoping to get three or four members who want to work on their fiction or non-…

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

What we’re looking for: Willing to be honest but courteous and supportive.

6 members

Seeking 5-10 members

Spec Shorts

A critique group for writers of short speculative fiction (I.e., complete stories under 7…

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

What we’re looking for: Commitment and engagement. Writing short fiction is a challenge. We’re eager to find critíque partners who give as good… Read more

3 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Speculative Suspense, Thriller & Horror.

For writers somewhere on the spectrum between speculative fiction and thriller or horror,…

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Genres: Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novels - Low magic/fantasy - Adul…

What we’re looking for:

3 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Work in Progress

Peer critique group

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

What we’re looking for:

4 members

Seeking 4-6 members

Cozy Sleuth Writing Group

Calling all Cozy Mystery Sleuths! If you love writing a good cozy mystery this is the gro…

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Genres: Adult - Novels - Historical fiction - Adult - Novels - Low magic/fant…

What we’re looking for: Do you love Amateur Sleuths? Small Towns? Bakeries, Libraries, Small shops, and other cozy settings? Do you love to wri… Read more

2 members

Seeking 3-6 members

Early Reader Graphic Novel Author/Illustrator Peer Group

I couldn't find a group specifically for author/illustrators working on easy reader graph…

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

What we’re looking for: Be an author/illustrator currently working on or having finished a graphic novel manuscript.

9 members

Seeking 3-20 members

The LGBTQ+ Community Group

A community gathering place for LGBTQIA+ writers from all genres. We post on the 1st and …

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Genres: Adult - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

What we’re looking for: Commitment and kindness

4 members

Seeking 4-4 members

Humor in Picture Books

This pop-up group is for giving and receiving critique feedback specifically on the humor…

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Genres: Children's - Picture Books - Fiction

What we’re looking for: I'm going to do a bit of research ahead of time and--if I can find some good ones--post links to articles that talk abo… Read more

1 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Beginning Writers Support & Critique Group

Are you just starting your creative journey? Do you have a general idea that maybe you've…

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Genres: Adult - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Low magic/fantasy - Adul…

What we’re looking for: We are looking for enthusiastic people to share their stories, as well as give their opinions and critiques on others s… Read more

5 members

Seeking 3-6 members

After the First Draft - Novelists (MG)

We are a group of experienced writers who enjoy the craft and understand critiquing the w…

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

What we’re looking for: Experience with writing and providing productive critiques as well as an openness to have your work critiqued.

5 members

Seeking 3-6 members

YA pop-up critique group (June 2024)

A short term pop-up critique group to workshop opening pages of your novel.

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

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful, kind and encouraging members!

6 members

Seeking 5-6 members

June 2024 CB/MG Pop-Up Critique Group

Hello! I'm excited to be hosting the June 2024 CB/MG pop-up critique group. This group is…

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

What we’re looking for:

3 members

Seeking 5-8 members

All-purpose Writing Group 2 (Spec Fic leaning)

This is a long-term combo accountability, critique, writing development, and “being an au…

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Genres: Adult - Novels - Low magic/fantasy - Adult - Novels - Fantasy - Adult…

What we’re looking for: Writers who are committed to writing for the long-term, who will be active participants and will support and encourage … Read more

6 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Literary Speculative Fiction

A critique group for writers of character-driven fiction in the realms of science fiction…

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Genres: Adult - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Low magic/fantasy - Adul…

What we’re looking for: Commitment, kindness, and active participation.

3 members

Seeking 3-8 members

The Screenwriters Group

This group is a place for screenwriters and scriptwriters to help one another hone their …

Genres: Adult - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

What we’re looking for: Commitment and kindness.

1 members

Seeking 5-8 members

Stage Play Writers

This proposed small IV group is meant for those who are actively involved in writing a s…

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Genres: Adult - Novels - Literary - Adult - Novels - Upmarket - Adult - Novel…

What we’re looking for: to be decided

3 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Historical Mystery Writers

A place for historical mystery writers to get to know one another and critique one anothe…

Genres: Adult - Novels - Historical fiction - Adult - Novels - Mystery, Crime…

What we’re looking for:

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