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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6 members

Seeking 5-8 members

Mystery Crime & Thriller

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

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

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

11 members

Seeking 10-16 members

Speculative Fiction

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

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

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

25 members

Seeking 3-40 members

Spinners

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

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

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

8 members

Seeking 6-8 members

Mission Control

Mystery Writers

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

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

6 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Forever Young

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

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

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

6 members

Seeking 4-6 members

MG Novelists

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

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3 members

Seeking 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'…

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

47 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

151 members

Seeking 0-140 members

MG Community Resource 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.

15 members

Seeking 10-20 members

Literary Endeavors

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

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

What we’re looking for: We're interested in members who are already producing intriguing work but would like some feedback to make sure what th… Read more

7 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.

24 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

3 members

Seeking 4-4 members

Momentum

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

Genres: Adult - Book-length works - Science Fiction

What we’re looking for: Serious writers with a finished work willing who are accepting of constructive criticism and able to take the time to p… Read more

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.

28 members

Seeking 5-50 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

31 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:

38 members

Seeking 0-100 members

Adult Fiction and Nonfiction Resources

This group is a place for writers of fiction and nonfiction intended for adults to share …

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

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

2 members

Seeking 4-4 members

Blood & Guts Thrillers/Crime Fiction/Suspense

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

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

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

70 members

Seeking 10-100 members

Science Fiction and Fantasy Community & Resource Group

A gathering place for writers of fiction that falls under Speculative Fiction - Scie…

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

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

8 members

Seeking 6-18 members

Plotting & Pacing Critique

A group to work through issues of plotting and pacing of novels & novellas.

We're oper…

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

What we’re looking for: 1. Focus is on STORY, not writing. That said, so far we're all doing a lot of in-line editing as well. 2. Long-form… Read more

27 members

Seeking 3-30 members

Verse novel writing community group.

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

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

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

14 members

Seeking 3-30 members

Write Right

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

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

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

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

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

3 members

Seeking 2-3 members

Linked Voices


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

What we’re looking for:

7 members

Seeking 3-8 members

The Memoir & Essay Writers Critique Group

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

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

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

12 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Mystery Thriller Writers (MTW) Community

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

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

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

4 members

Seeking 3-5 members

The Fantasy and Sci-Fi Lounge

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

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

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

9 members

Seeking 3-6 members

Weekly Accountability

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

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

What we’re looking for: Thoughtful, caring support for one another. Readiness to commit to the page and to a group like this.

12 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Indie Publishing Support Group

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

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

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

11 members

Seeking 3-60 members

The Quotidian

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

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

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

20 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

5 members

Seeking 4-5 members

The Nevermore's: 2022 Weekly Poetry Prompt Group

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My name's Ryan, and I write picture books. Years ago, I took Renee LaTulippe's awesome…

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

What we’re looking for: People looking to improve their poetry skills or looking for a way to improve their creativity.

0 members

Seeking 3-6 members

Rhyme Time

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

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

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

5 members

Seeking 3-20 members

South Asian Kidlit Affinity, Accountability, Support, Critiques

A Support Group for South Asian/Desi-origin writers of all genres of children's writing, … Read more

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

What we’re looking for: Positive energy and a willingness to share and support.

5 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Speculative Fiction Novel Review

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

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

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

5 members

Seeking 3-5 members

Memoir and Essay

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

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

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

3 members

Seeking 3-20 members

Hone Your Whodunit

Crime writers have quite a task: create a unique and involving story, build interesting c…

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

What we’re looking for:

5 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 4-10 members

LGBTQIA+ Writing and Critique Group

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

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

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

4 members

Seeking 3-7 members

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

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

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

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

1 members

Seeking 3-50 members

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

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

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

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

3 members

Seeking 3-4 members

MG YA Verse Novel Critique Group

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

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

What we’re looking for:

2 members

Seeking 3-8 members

Feb-May Poetry Pop-Up

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

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Genres: Adult - Poetry - Poetry

What we’re looking for: Kindness, attentiveness.

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