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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16 members

Seeking 10-16 members

Speculative Fiction

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

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

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

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 5-10 members

Mission Control

Mystery Writers

Genres: Mystery

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

54 members

Seeking 2-100 members

Launchpad

Launchpad is an inclusive, participation-driven group dedicated to providing a forum for new members of the Inked Voi... Read more

Genres: any

What we’re looking for:

19 members

Seeking 3-99 members

ImPROMPTu

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

Genres: Open - creative - practice

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

4 members

Seeking 3-5 members

The Inked World

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

Genres: fantasy - children's - Young Adult - fairy tales - LGBT+ - sat...

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

2 members

Seeking 3-6 members

Fast Track

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

Genres: adult fiction

What we’re looking for: Commit to the weekly 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 your piece has sexual or vio... Read more

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

What we’re looking for:

5 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Forever Young

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

Genres: Young Adult

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

4 members

Seeking 4-6 members

MG Novelists

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

Genres: middle grade - chapter books

What we’re looking for:

2 members

Seeking 3-5 members

The Calling

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

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

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

6 members

Seeking 3-5 members

inked leaves

Picture book writing critique group.

Genres: Children's Picture Books

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

1 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Realistic adult fiction

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

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

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

8 members

Seeking 3-12 members

Enchanted Writing

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

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

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

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 write this week?" and "What di... Read more

Genres: Accountability

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

10 members

Seeking 3-10 members

World Building, Character Building, & Outlining

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

Genres: fantasy - any - scifi - Any Fantasy

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

5 members

Seeking 2-5 members

Weekly Chapters

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

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

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

4 members

Seeking 2-5 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

6 members

Seeking 3-6 members

Novel Review

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

Genres: Fiction

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

2 members

Seeking 3-4 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.

6 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 beginning to the end, with ... 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

1 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Erotica and Sexuality

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

Genres: Erotica

What we’re looking for:

4 members

Seeking 4-4 members

Outlines

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

Genres: Fiction - Mystery - Thriller - Suspense

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

11 members

Seeking 8-12 members

Writing to Publish

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

Genres: fantasy - Science Fiction - 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 and present on / share discuss... Read more

Genres: picture books

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

5 members

Seeking 4-5 members

MG Writers

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

Genres: Any Middle grade

What we’re looking for:

5 members

Seeking 3-5 members

MG Critique Party

This critique group is to support middle grade writers who are focused on publishing novels for readers ages 8-12.

Genres: Middle grade novels

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

1 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Historical Fiction - New Writers

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

Genres: Historical Fiction - Historical nonfiction/fiction

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

3 members

Seeking 2-3 members

Middle Grade Beta Readers

This group is for dedicated middle grade writers who have already workshopped their novels in other groups and are lo... 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

5 members

Seeking 3-15 members

Query Letter Crits

Have you written a query letter and want to be sure it's as great as you think it is? Maybe you know it's not your be... Read more

Genres: literary fiction - All speculative fiction - Any Middle grade - An...

What we’re looking for: Those familiar with the critiquing process.

1 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Writing about Place

This group is for members working on nonfiction pieces about place. Works could range from essays, to place studies, ... 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.

1 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 Niel Gaiman put it, “It is al... 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

54 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 critique groups, it's intended ... 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 3-10 members

Pixels and Voxels

Thank you for your interest in Pixels and Voxels. We are a small, no-stress group looking to give and receive constru... 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.

39 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 resources. Looking for information o... Read more

Genres: middle grade - Young Adult

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

3 members

Seeking 2-6 members

Fledglings

A small group of unpublished writers looking to improve craft technique via critique feedback and craft discussion. W... 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

2 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

3 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. Anything that speaks to activism ... 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 group will last for the len... 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 group will last for the len... Read more

Genres: adult fiction

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

1 members

Seeking 3-20 members

NaNoWriMo2017

This is a group for 2017 NaNoWriMo participants! Support, accountability and camaraderie through the month of Novembe... Read more

Genres: NaNoWriMo - Accountability

What we’re looking for: Weekly check-ins, support of other writers. :D

5 members

Seeking 2-4 members

MG & YA Fantasy, Paranormal, & Horror

For publication-minded and advanced writers in MG/YA dark fantasy, horror, and/or paranormal who can give constructiv... 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.

3 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 be no exercises, no lectures.... 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

4 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 group will last for the len... 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 group will last for the len... 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

3 members

Seeking 3-6 members

Chapter Books Critique Group

This is an ongoing group focused on children's chapter books. Lower middle grade may be posted for review as well.

Genres: chapter books

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

Literary Endeavors

This group is for literary short story writers and novelists who have studied the craft and are looking for feedback ... 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

3 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 group will last for the len... 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

4 members

Seeking 2-4 members

Middle Grade Adventures

A group of writers and writer/illustrators providing thoughtful feedback on middle-grade fiction works-in-progress.

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.

3 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Gay Fiction Authors

A place to get feedback on stories with gay themes and characters. Whether you are male or female, if your fiction fa... Read more

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

What we’re looking for:

1 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Words to Your Mother

For those who wish to hone writing skills and practice storytelling techniques. We'll critique anything from the sing... Read more

Genres: fiction

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

2 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.

2 members

Seeking 3-5 members

The Lab

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

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 3-6 members

The Story Forge

The Story Forge's goal is to improve our members' writing. We'll do that in two ways: (1) by together, as a group, b... Read more

Genres: All sub-genres of Speculative Fiction - Short Stories - Fantasty ...

What we’re looking for: All experience levels welcome, but must agree to actively participate. Be friendly, but also able to give honest crit... Read more

5 members

Seeking 2-5 members

Happily Ever After

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

Genres: Romance

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

9 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Picture Book Peer Critiques

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

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 group will last for the len... 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

1 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Salon

Group is geared to works of literary fiction but open to all genres.

Genres: Literary fiction - Genre Fiction - Contermporary Fiction

What we’re looking for: To provide feedback on work of others while remaining courteous and constructive. Members are expected to understand... Read more

3 members

Seeking 4-6 members

Momentum

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

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

8 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 group will last for the len... 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.

7 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 group will last for the len... 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 4-6 members

Middle Grade Matchup

This group is a peer critique group modeled after our agent events (but sans agent!). The group will last for the len... 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.

3 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 dissolved after feedback is g... 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.

9 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Picture Book Peer Critiques August 2018

***CLOSED*** Receive feedback from fellow writers on a story. You may submit a polished story, to get it ready for ... Read more

Genres: Children's Picture Books

What we’re looking for:

5 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Romance Writers

A group where romance authors can share and critique each others work.

Genres: Romance

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

4 members

Seeking 3-7 members

The Looking Glass

A YA/NA fantasy/Sci-fi critique group for writers who are published or seeking to publish and are looking for support... 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

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