Peer Writing Groups

Inked Voices is home to more than 75 active writing groups. The majority of our groups are critique groups, but we also also have accountability-only and writing prompt groups.

Current Groups Accepting New Members

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15 members

Seeking 10-16 members

Speculative Fiction

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

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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

32 members

Seeking 3-35 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.

10 members

Seeking 8-12 members

Mission Control

Mystery Writers

Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Historical fiction - Adult - Book-length …

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

6 members

Seeking 3-99 members

ImPROMPTu

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

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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

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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

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5 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Forever Young

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

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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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1 members

Seeking 3-5 members

The Calling

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

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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

2 members

Seeking 3-12 members

Enchanted Writing

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

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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

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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

1 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

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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

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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

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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.

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

7 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

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

5 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

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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

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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, awards for wip, agent m…

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

What we’re looking for: Meets deadlines, professional, friendly, sense of humor, thoughtful critiques given, acceptance of critiques received (… Read more

1 members

Seeking 2-3 members

Middle Grade Beta Readers

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

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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

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

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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

34 members

Seeking 3-40 members

Kid Lit, Chapter Books to Young Adult

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

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

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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.

98 members

Seeking 0-100 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: Children's - Middle Grade - Contemporary fiction - Children's…

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

1 members

Seeking 2-10 members

Defunct

This group is no longer functional. 
It no longer exists

Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Upmarket

What we’re looking for: Active writers

6 members

Seeking 2-10 members

Inkslingers

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

3 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

6 members

Seeking 2-5 members

Middle Grade Adventures

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

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

25 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

0 members

Seeking 3-10 members

Word Slingers

A flexible SFF critique group

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

4 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Happily Ever After

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

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

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

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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…

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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

0 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

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

0 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

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

2 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

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

5 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

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

13 members

Seeking 3-10 members

Pitch Wars Packet Critique

Short-term critique group for Pitch Wars synopsis and query letters. Please note that we …

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What we’re looking for: Positive, encouraging, motivated writers who are hoping to find mentorship for their novel.

2 members

Seeking 1-2 members

Velocity

Private Workshop

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What we’re looking for: Peer-to-peer review for revision or beta reading before publication

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

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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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

6 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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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

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

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

What we’re looking for: You write nonfiction.

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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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

2 members

Seeking 3-8 members

The Campfire

To follow

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What we’re looking for: To follow

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

5 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Picture Book Critique & Support

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

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

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

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

1 members

Seeking 2-3 members

Discontinued

This group is no longer functional.

it no longer exists.

Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Literary

What we’re looking for: Anyone who wants to improve with an eye toward publication

1 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Literary Novel Group

Small group of writers dedicated to working their way through a strong draft of a new nov…

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What we’re looking for: writers who have a novel sketched out or first-drafted who will submit and critique on schedule OR a plan for a short s… Read more

1 members

Seeking 2-10 members

No Longer In Use

Seeking to improve novels and short stories for publication.

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

What we’re looking for: Avid writers who seek brutal honesty. Complete vulnerability. Bearing waste to the human condition. Writing as if they … Read more

1 members

Seeking 3-4 members

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

We will be working on genre work such as science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Read more

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What we’re looking for: The group should improve readability and flow of the works submitted. We will help with world building, character devel… Read more

1 members

Seeking 50-75 members

Writers of Color

This group is intended specifically for People of Color who write - creative and/or acade…

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What we’re looking for: We are looking for writers of color who want a supportive group who understands the unique pros and cons of our communi… Read more

3 members

Seeking 3-3 members

MG beta swap

Temporary group for beta swap conversation

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1 members

Seeking 2-10 members

Oh the Horror!

This is a group for those who want to frighten, disturb, and gross out their readers. Dar…

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What we’re looking for: Folks who love Horror and want to write it.

8 members

Seeking 4-8 members

PB Peer Critiques - July 2020

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

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

2 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Science Fiction Writers of Color

A place where writers of color can share their science fiction stories with others in the…

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What we’re looking for: Writers seriously looking to publish. People of color (Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Middle Eastern, Pacific Island… Read more

3 members

Seeking 3-30 members

LGBTQ+ Writing

A space (and a community) to share and work on writing with LGBTQIA+ characters, authors,…

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What we’re looking for: We're hoping this will be a welcoming and accepting space for all who are interested. Willingness to participate, wheth… Read more

1 members

Seeking 3-10 members

First Pages MG & YA

Young adult and middle-grade writers looking to critique first pages of work in progress …

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

7 members

Seeking 3-8 members

PB Peer Critiques - September 2020

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

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

3 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Young MG & CB pop-up critique group (October 1 - October 31, 2020)

This group is for authors of lower (younger) middle grade novels (intended for ages 8-10 …

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

What we’re looking for:

22 members

Seeking 5-100 members

Early Reader & Chapter Book Writers

A gathering place for those interested in Early Readers and Chapter Books to discuss the …

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

What we’re looking for: An interest in Early Readers and Chapter Books

4 members

Seeking 4-8 members

Teller of Tales

Teller of Tales is a Creative Nonfiction accountability, critique, and writer’s discussi…

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

What we’re looking for: Teller of Tales is looking for members dedicated to their craft and wants to improve their writing by creating writing … Read more

1 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Romantic suspense/thriller/intrigue

Military

Intrigue

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

What we’re looking for:

7 members

Seeking 3-7 members

Upmarket Fiction Matchup

This pop up is a spot for writers who are working in the upmarket/literary/generally real…

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

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful comments, supportive critiques

2 members

Seeking 2-4 members

Critique Partners Workspace

This is a space for a small group of critique partners to workshop their works in progres…

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

What we’re looking for: Interest in giving and receiving productive critiques.

2 members

Seeking 5-6 members

January Thriller Pop-up

This is a peer critique group for writers working in any variation of the thriller genre.…

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

What we’re looking for:

13 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 B…

What we’re looking for:

3 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Upmarket/Literary Short Fiction Pop-Up

Hello! This is a time-limited group for writers of upmarket and literary fiction. The gro…

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Genres: Adult - Short Fiction - Literary, upmarket or general - Adult - Short…

What we’re looking for: Timely submissions, thoughtful notes, supportive critiques.

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