I am an artist and writer currently based in Milwaukee (by way of Chicago) seeking a writing group for critique of literary fiction. I do write from a queer, bipoc perspective but that isn't mandatory in a group for me. I currently have some short stories on which I'd love to get some feedback.
I have an arts BA so I am used to critiques. I have since taken a few writing classes and tried joining some groups but all of the writers had a very commercial, high-fantasy interest and in one class, many of them were writing fan-fiction. While I tried my best to offer critiques, I'm still looking for a group where I could be of more beneifit to the members and vice versa as that simply isn't my area of interest right now. (Though I do love different kinds of speculative fiction broadly speaking: horror, body horror, magical realism)
Some of my favorite contemporary authors include Eley Williams, Otessa Moshfegh, Brontez Purnell, Paul Beatty. Would love to join a reading group as well.