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Literary Short Fiction Group

I'd love to form a group with other writers of literary fiction, preferably short fiction, ideally meeting once a month for critique but I'm open to other ideas. 

Location: 
United States
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online
Genre of interest: 
Literary Fiction
Preferred group size: 
5
Preferred publishing/workshop experience: 
Published a book
Members identify as: 
Latino/Latina/Latinx
Group meets for: 
Critique
Language used: 
English
Group meets: 
Monthly
Group members:Currently has 1 member

The Quill

As a child of the world, having grown up in Asia and currently living in France, I am looking for people of a similar background :

Having an openness to the world, ideally a multicultural background, and interested in writing about anything and everything.

The goal of the group is to write about whatever strikes up a passion in the members, and sharing around that. Since I've just leant back into writing after a time away from it, there is no particular objective as of yet to this group.

Just sharing, caring and discussing stuff that motivates and fuels us.

Location: 
France
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online
Genres of interest: 
Fiction, Humor, Translation
Preferred group size: 
10
Group members:Currently has 4 members

SciFi

A group focused on Science Fiction. Fictions from micro, flash, novella, to full novel.

Inclusive group from amateur to professional.

Will update this more. Just wanted to get this group started.

Location: 
United States
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online
Genres of interest: 
Experimental, Fiction, Short Fiction
Preferred group size: 
99
Language used: 
English
Group meets: 
Other
Group members:Currently has 1 member

Experienced Writers of Literary Fiction, working on publication

I'm trying to create a writer's group for advanced literary fiction writers, working on publication. I'm hoping group members can submit work for review on at least a twice a month basis and provide critiques within 30 days of group submissions. I am in EST so I'm looking for an evening or Saturday or Sunday evening group time - TBD. Please contact me if you're interested. You'll be asked to submit a short story or 10-20 pages of your work in progress.

Location: 
South Haven, MI
United States
Michigan
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online
Genres of interest: 
Creative Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, Literary Fiction, Micro-poetry, Narrative Nonfiction, Short Fiction, Speculative Fiction
Preferred group size: 
8
Preferred publishing/workshop experience: 
Published in literary journal
Members identify as: 
Asian American
Group meets for: 
Workshop, Submissions, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion
Language used: 
English
Group meets: 
Weekly
Group members:Currently has 1 member

Old Ladies Writers Group

I'm old, and that's only going to worse. I've wanted to write since birth, but my mother wanted me to be an engineer then I got married in 1983, all excited to have a husband who would support my work. But he didn't. He had a mediocre career, into which he threw 100% of his effort, leaving me stuck at home to raise the kids, clean the house, and pick up his laundry. The kids were autistic in the early 1990s when it hadn't been discovered yet, so I was screwed. Then I was diagnosed with MS, proving yet again that God hates me. Now husband's retired and I need some space and some help, but he never had a chance to do his hobbies... neither did I, but he doesn't understand. Didn't I have all that time while I was raising the kids?

I want a group for people like me, older, hamstrung, trying to make it up as we go along. I write literary and find genre writers have a whole different take on the experience of writing so think it might be best to write literary fiction, women's fiction, and stuff like that. I'll be flexible.

Prefer meetings in person, but know it's not practical so Zoom or some other one is good for me. It would be nice to have people local to Massachusetts, but I think everybody in the state already has a group, so I can be flexible. What I can't be is boring, so bring your sense of humor.

Really. I just want to talk about writing with people who know something about how to do it, because I'm getting lost in all this extra stuff. I've got 20 decent years left so I have no time to waste.

Location: 
Boston, MA
United States
Massachusetts
Meeting preference: 
Meets In Person
Genre of interest: 
Literary Fiction
Preferred group size: 
9
Members identify as: 
Feminist
Group meets for: 
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion
Group meets: 
Bi-weekly
Group members:Currently has 1 member

The Creative Common Room

The Creative Common Room is a weekly ritual, a loving community, and a sacred space for inspiration and soft accountability.

We meet online every Saturday from 9 to 10:30 AM Central Time to ritualize our creative practice. Sessions begin with guided grounding in breath and body. We then transition to setting personal aims for the session. If you're looking to experiment, there will be prompts and exercises provided. After our solo making time, we'll link back up to share inspiration, resources, and insights.

What we invest in, we show up for. The drop-in cost is $10. $25 for monthly subscription access to all Creative Common Rooms, plus bonus offerings like open mics and critique circles. Making the Common Room cost-based is an extra step to encourage accountability in creative practice. 

To learn more or sign up, visit this hyperlink: https://www.annaadami.com/creative-common

Location: 
United States
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online
Genres of interest: 
Creative Nonfiction, Cross-genre, Fiction, Lyric Essay, Poetry
Preferred group size: 
20
Group meets for: 
Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion
Language used: 
English
Group meets: 
Weekly
Group members:Currently has 6 members

Poets lacking an MFA Updated Group

Hello, my name is Jay. I am the creator of the group Poets lacking an MFA. The first group unfortunately became something I never intended it to be, therefore, I decided to allow them to continue with that group, while I created another. 

This group is for anyone wishing to grow as a poet. To be clear, you can join if you have an MFA, lol. I name the group that, because I've been writing Poetry for a long time, and it's rare to meet dedicated poets who do not have one. Everyone is welcome. I would like to meet weekly online, for about an hour. What I hope to provide people with is a safe place where they can create, get feedback, publishing opportunities, discover new poetry, introduce poetry to others, and simply nerd out. 

I'm from West Virginia, a place that unfortunately frowns upon creative art, especially poetry. Therefore, anyone who joins and meets with me for an hour a week online, would be very much appreciated. 

Location: 
United States
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online
Genres of interest: 
Experimental, Formal Poetry, Poetry, Prose Poetry, Speculative Poetry
Preferred group size: 
6
Group meets for: 
Critique, Workshop, Submissions, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Inspiration, Accountability partners, Discussion, Tips, Reading
Language used: 
English
Group meets: 
Weekly
Group members:Currently has 5 members

Surviving and Writing in Your 20's

Recently I've discovered being in your 20's is hard and isolating, many of us craving some sort of community. I believe this is something that creative people can feel as well and wanted to make a group where young people who like to write and feel a lot of these same feelings could meet, talk about what we are writing, and hold each other accountable. I would love to be in a community of young writers and make some friends! I won't limit it entirely by age but would prefer if younger people joined so we could find a collective space. 

If interested email me at alexaswrites23@gmail.com

Location: 
United States
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online
Genres of interest: 
Autobiography/Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry
Preferred group size: 
10
Group meets for: 
Workshop, Writing exercises, Encouragement, Accountability partners, Discussion
Group meets: 
Bi-weekly
Group members:Currently has 1 member

Writing Group

Northeast Ohio

Location: 
Cleveland, OH
United States
Ohio
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online, Meets In Person
Genre of interest: 
BIPOC Voices
Preferred group size: 
20
Group members:Currently has 1 member

The Diogenes Writing Club

The Diogenes Writing Club

(The writing club for writers who hate writing clubs.)

https://sites.google.com/view/thediogene...

Meeting silently Tuesdays at 8pm pacific.

Pomodoro sprints.

Microphones off always.

Cameras optional.

No chat.

Location: 
United States
Meeting preference: 
Meets Online
Genre of interest: 
Cross-genre
Preferred group size: 
99
Group meets: 
Weekly
Group members:Currently has 2 members

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