Writer Communities

Writing and publishing can be a lonely business. Connecting with colleagues helps with creating better work through critiques, gaining knowledge from authors who have “been there,” as well as growing your network and making friends.

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 Sisters in Crime have local chapaters.
Also check for Author Meet-ups in your town on www.MeetUp.com
or at your local library.

Regional Writing Groups:

Appalachian Authors’ Guild (All Genres)

The Fellowship of Southern Writers (All Genres)

New England Science Fiction Association, Inc. (Science Fiction)

New England Science Writers (Science, Technology, and Journalism)

Northwest Science Writers Association (Science)

Pacific Northwest Writers Association (All Genres)

Science Writers Association of the Rocky Mountains (Science, Photography)

Society of Southwestern Authors (All Genres)

Southeastern Writers Association (All Genres)

Society of Midland Authors (All Genres)

Women Writing the West (All Genres)

Alabama Writing Groups:

Cullman, AL — Alabama Writers’ Conclave (All Genres)

Homewood, AL — Heart of Dixie (Romance)

Huntsville, AL — Southern Magic (Romance)

Mobile, AL — Mobile Writer’s Guild (All Genres)

Mobile, AL — Huntsville Literary Association (All Genres)

Mobile, AL — Alabama Writer’s Forum (All Genres)

Montgomery, AL — Write Club (All Genres)


Alaska Writing Groups:

Anchorage, AK — Alaska Writers Guild (All Genres)

Anchorage, AK — Northern Speculative Fiction (Fiction)

Anchorage, AK — The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (Children’s Literature)

Anchorage, AK — 49 Writers (All Genres)


Arizona Writing Groups:

Arizona Mystery Writers

Flagstaff, AZ — Flagstaff Writers Connection (All Genres)

Litchfield Park, AZ — West Valley Writer’s Workshop (All Genres)

Mesa, AZ — East Valley Writing Workshop (All Genres)

Multiple Locations in AZ — Arizona Authors Association (All Genres)

Phoenix, AZ — Central Phoenix Writing Workshop (All Genres)

Phoenix, AZ — The Phoenix Writers Club (All Genres)

Scottsdale, AZ — Writing Without Workshops (All Genres)

Scottsdale, AZ — Scottsdale Society of Women Writers (All Genres)


Arkansas Writing Groups:

Fayetteville, AR — Arkansas Writers (All Genres)

Hot Springs Village, AR — Village Writers’ Club (All Genres)

Little Rock, AR — American Christian Fiction Writers (Christian Fiction)

Little Rock, AR — Little Rock Literary Writing Workshop (All Genres)

Little Rock, AR— Central Arkansas Speculative Fiction Writers’ Group (Fiction)

Searcy, AR — White County Creative Writers (All Genres)

Springdale, AR — Fiction Forge (Fiction)


California Writing Groups:

 California Writers Club (All Genres)

Bakersfield, CA — Writers of Kern (All Genres)

Berkley, CA — California Writers Club (All Genres)

Burbank, CA — Write It Up (All Genres)

Davis, CA — The Davis Writers Saloon (All Genres)

Fountain Valley, CA — Southern California Writers Association (All Genres)

Huntington Beach, CA — Southern California Writers Association (All Genres)

Lake Forest, CA — Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write (All Genres)

Long Beach, CA — Coffee House Writers Group (All Genres)

Long Beach, CA — The Writers Critique Group (All Genres)

Los Angeles, CA — Children’s Book Writers of Los Angeles (Children’s Literature)

Los Angeles, CA — Independent Writers of Southern California (All Genres)

Los Angeles, CA — Los Angeles Writers Group (Fiction)

Los Angeles, CA — Writers With Drinks (All Genres)

Los Angeles, CA — Los Angeles Poets & Writers Collective (All Genres)

Los Angeles, CA — The Southwest Manuscripters (All Genres)

Los Angeles, CA — Writers Guild of America, West (All Genres)

Murrieta, CA — International Food Wine and Travel Writers Association (Journalism)

Multiple Locations in CA — Sierra Writers (Fiction, Nonfiction)

Redondo Beach, CA — Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (All Genres)

San Clemente, CA — Poets and Dreamers: Authors and Writers Literary Network (All Genres)

San Bernadino, CA — San Bernardino Writers’ Group (All Genres)

San Diego, CA — San Diego Writers/Editor Guild (All Genres)

San Francisco, CA — Central Coast Writers (All Genres)

San Francisco, CA — San Francisco Writers Grotto (All Genres)

Sonora, CA — Sonora Writers Group (All Genres)

Simi Valley, CA — Write Here, Write Now (All Genres)

West Hollywood, CA — Creative Express for Writers, Screenwriters & Filmmakers (All Genres)


Colorado Writing Groups:

Boulder, CO — Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers (Fiction)

Colorado Springs, CO — Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group (All Genres)

Colorado Springs, CO — Pikes Peak Writers (All Genres)

Denver, CO — Denver Woman’s Press Club (All Genres, Journalism)

Denver, CO — Colorado Authors League (All Genres)

Eastlake, CO — Colorado Romance Writers (Romance)

Fort Collins, CO — Northern Colorado Writers (All Genres)

Greenwood Village, CO — Women Writing the West (All Genres)

Montrose, CO — Lighthouse Writers’ Workshop (All Genres)

Pueblo West, CO — Pueblo West Writers Group (All Genres)


Connecticut Writing Groups:

Multiple Locations in CT — Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association (All Genres)

Somers, CT — Northern Connecticut Writers Workshop (All Genres)

Westport, CT — Westport Writers’ Workshop (All Genres)

Westport, CT — Just For Writers (All Genres)

Westport, CT — Fairfield County Writers Group (All Genres)

West Hartford, CT — West Hartford Fiction Writers (Fiction)

West Redding, CT — Long Ridge Writers Group (All Genres)


Delaware Writing Groups:

Georgetown, DE — Delmarva Christian Writers’ Fellowship (Spiritual)

Rehoboth Beach, DE — Rehoboth Beach Writers’ Guild (All Genres)

Florida Writing Groups:

Avon Park, FL — Avon Park Wordsmiths (All Genres)

Boynton Beach, FL — Boynton Writers Critique Group (All Genres)

Bradenton, FL — Bradenton Writers Group (All Genres)

Brandon, FL— Brandon Writers Critique Group (All Genres)

Celebration, FL — Celebration Writers Group (All Genres)

Cocoa, FL — Space Coast Fiction Writers (Fiction)

Daytona Beach, FL — Daytona Beach Writers (All Genres)

Deerfield Beach, FL — Mystery Writers of America, Florida Chapter (Crime, Fiction)

Deland, FL — Café Writers (All Genres)

Englewood, FL — Suncoast Writers Guild, Inc. (All Genres)

Fernandina, FL — Writers by the Sea (All Genres)

Ft. Myers, FL — Gulf Coast Writers Association, Inc. (All Genres)

Ft. Pierce, FL — Treasure Coast Writers Guild (All Genres)

Gainesville, FL — Writers Alliance of Gainesville (All Genres)

Hallandale Beach, FL — Gulfstream Writers (All Genres)

Havana, FL — Havana Writers (All Genres)

Jacksonville, FL — Serivilous Panerians (All Genres)

Jacksonville, FL — River City Writers (All Genres)

Jacksonville, FL — First Coast Christian Writers Group (Spiritual)

Lady Lake, FL — Lady Lake Writers (All Genres)

Lakeland, FL — Lakeland Writers (All Genres)

Lake Mary, FL — Seminole County Writers Group (All Genres)

Lake Mary, FL — A Novel Group of Writers (All Genres)

Maitland, FL — Maitland Writers (All Genres)

Miami, FL— South Florida Writers Association (All Genres)

Mount Dora, FL — Authors Roundtable of Mount Dora (All Genres)

Mount Dora, FL — Poets Critique Group (Poetry)

Ocala, FL — Freedom Writers Group (All Genres)

Oldsmar, FL — Oldsmar Critique Group (All Genres)

Orange Park, FL — Clay County Writers (All Genres)

Orange Park, FL — Clay County Writers Critique Group (All Genres)

Orlando/Winter Park, FL — Orlando Area Writers (All Genres)

Oxford, FL — Oxford Writers (All Genres)

Palm Bay, FL — Palm Bay Writers (All Genres)

Palm City, FL — Palm City Word Weavers (All Genres)

Panama City, FL — Panama City Chapter (All Genres)

Pembroke Pines, FL — Quills in the Glades (All Genres)

Ponte Vedra, FL — Ponte Vedra Writers (All Genres)

Port Orange, FL — Port Orange Scribes (All Genres)

Port St. Lucie, FL — Treasure Coast Writers Group (All Genres)

Punta Gorda, FL — Peace River Writers (All Genres)

Sarasota, FL — Sarasota Writers Group (All Genres)

Sebring, FL — Sebring Scribblers & Scribes (All Genres)

Sebring, FL — The Hearland Author Mix (All Genres)

St. Augustine, FL — Ancient City Writers (All Genres)

St. Petersburg, FL — St. Petersburg Writers (All Genres)

St. Petersburg, FL — St. Petersburg Writer Critique Group (All Genres)

Sunrise, FL — Dan Pearl Sunrise Writers (All Genres)

Tallahassee, FL — Tallahassee Writers Association (All Genres)

Tampa, FL — New Tampa/Wesley Chapel Writers (All Genres)

Tampa, FL — Tampa Writers (All Genres)

Tampa, FL — Tampa Writers Alliance (All Genres)

Tarpon Springs, FL — Tarpon Springs Fiction Writers (Fiction)

Vero Beach, FL — Tuesday Writers (All Genres)

Vero Beach, FL — Writers Window Pane (All Genres)

Vero Beach, FL — Vero Beach Writers Circle (All Genres)

Wellington, FL — Wellington Writers Critique Group (All Genres)

West Melbourne, FL — Space Coast Writers Guild (All Genres)

Yankeetown, FL — Yankeetown Critique Group (All Genres)


Georgia Writing Groups:

Athens, GA — Athens Writers Association (All Genres)

Atlanta, GA — Atlanta Writers Club (All Genres)

Calhoun, GA — Calhoun Area Writers (All Genres)

Decatur, GA — Village Writers Group (All Genres)

Gainesville, GA — Northeast Georgia Writers (All Genres)

Kennesaw, GA — Georgia Writers Association (All Genres)


Hawaii Writing Groups:

Honolulu, HI — Pacific Writers’ Connection (All Genres)

Multiple Locations in HI— Hawaii Island Writers Group (All Genres)


Idaho Writing Groups:

Boise, ID — Idaho Writers Guild (All Genres)

Boise, ID — Idaho Writers Rendezvous (All Genres)

Coeur d’Alene, ID — Idaho Writer’s League (All Genres)

Idaho Falls, ID — Blue Sage Writers (All Genres)

Meridian, ID — Idahope Christian Writers (Spiritual)

Priest River, ID — River Writers (All Genres)

Twin Falls — Twin Falls Writers (All Genres)


Illinois Writing Groups:

Aurora, IL — A-Town Poetics (Poetry)

Bloomington-Normal, IL — Bloomington-Normal Writers Group (All Genres)

Carol Stream, IL — DuPage Writers Group (All Genres)

Carterville, IL — Southern Illinois Writers Guild (All Genres)

Chicago, IL — Chicago Women in Publishing (All Genres)

Chicago, IL — Chicago Writers Association (All Genres)

Chicago, IL — Poets and Patrons of Chicago (All Genres)

Chicago, IL — The Writers WorkSpace (All Genres)

Downers Grove, IL — Downers Grove Writers Workshop (All Genres)

Elgin, IL — Wordplay (All Genres)

Elgin, IL — Writers on the Fox (All Genres)

Multiple Locations in IL — Fox Valley Writers & Poets (All Genres)

Naperville, IL — Naperville Writers Group (All Genres)

St. Charles, IL — St. Charles Writing Group (All Genres)


Indiana Writing Groups:

Hammond, IN — First Friday Wordsmiths (All Genres)

Indianapolis, IN — Indiana Writers Center (All Genres)

Merrillville, IN — Write-On Hoosiers, Inc. (All Genres)

Schererville, IN — Magic Hour Writers (All Genres)


Iowa Writing Groups:

Des Moines, IA — Beaverdale Writers Group (All Genres)

Des Moines, IA — Des Moines Writers’ Workshop (All Genres)

Des Moines, IA — Sisters in Crime (All Genres)

Waukee, IA — Waukee Public Library Writer’s Group (All Genres)


Kansas Writing Groups:

Lawrence, KS — Great Plains Writers Group (All Genres)

Wichita, KS — Wichita Area Romance Writers (Romance)

Wichita, KS — Kansas Writers Association (All Genres)


Kentucky Writing Groups:

Elizabethtown, KY — Bard’s Corner Writers Group (All Genres)

Lexington, KY — Eagle Creek Writers Group (All Genres)

Lexington, KY — Lexington Fiction Writers Group (Fiction)

Louisville, KY — Louisville Romance Writers (Romance)

Louisville, KY — Women Who Write (All Genres)

Louisville, KY — The Writers Workshop Project (WWP) (All Genres)

Multiple Locations in KY — Kentucky Indie Writers (All Genres)

Owensboro, KY — Owensboro Writers Group (All Genres)


Louisiana Writing Groups:

Baton Rouge, LA — Shut Up and Write (All Genres)

Covington, LA — Northshore Literary Society (All Genres)

Lafayette, LA — Writers Guild of Acadiana (All Genres)

Lake Charles, LA — Bayou Writers Group (All Genres)

Maine Writing Groups:

Blue Hill, ME — Down East Writers (All Genres)

Portland, ME — Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (All Genres)

Dover-Foxcroft, ME — Central Maine Writers Group (All Genres)

Multiple Locations in ME — Maine Poets Society (Poetry)


Maryland Writing Groups:

Maryland Writers

Annapolis, MD — Annapolis Writers Critique Group (All Genres)

Annapolis, MD — Maryland Writers Association, Annapolis Chapter (All Genres)

Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Writing Hour (All Genres)

Baltimore, MD — Black Writers’ Guild of Maryland (All Genres)

Baltimore, MD — Charm City Writers (All Genres)

Baltimore, MD — Maryland Writers Association, Baltimore Chapter (All Genres)

Columbia, MD — Fiction and Screenwriting Critique Group (Fiction)

Easton, MD — Eastern Shore Writers Association (All Genres)

Frederick, MD — Frederick Writers Salon (All Genres)

Hampden, MD — Hampden Writers’ Group (Fiction)

La Plata, MD — Maryland Writers Association, Charles County Chapter (All Genres)


Massachusetts Writing Groups:

Boston, MA — The Writers’ Room of Boston (All Genres)

Dennis, MA — Scargo Hill Poets (Poetry)

Hyannis, MA — Writers in Common (Fiction, Memoir, Creative Nonfiction)

Lancaster, MA — Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative (All Genres)

Mashpee, MA — Mid-Cape Nonfiction Writers Group (Nonfiction)

Mid-Cape, MA — Sands of Time Memoir Group (Memoir, Nonfiction)

Osterville, MA — Advanced Writers Group (All Genres)

Sandwich, MA — Upper Cape Writers Group (All Genres)

Worcester, MA — The Worcester Writers Group (All Genres)


Michigan Writing Groups:

Ann Arbor, MI — Mid-Michigan Prose and Writing Group (All Genres)

Detroit, MI — Detroit Working Writers (All Genres)

Detroit, MI — Detroit Writer’s Guild (All Genres)

Detroit, MI — Motown Writers Network (All Genres)

Grand Rapids, MI — Grand Rapids Writer’s Exchange (All Genres)

Ludington, MI — The WestSide Gang Writers Group (All Genres)

Multiple Locations in MI— Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Michigan Chapter (Children’s Literature)

Novi, MI — Southeast Michigan Christian Writers (Spiritual)

Rochester, MI — Rochester Writers (All Genres)

Standish, MI — Mid-Michigan Writers, Inc. (All Genres)


Minnesota Writing Groups:

Alexandria, MN — Alexandria Area Writers Group (All Genres)

Brainerd, MN — Brainerd Writers Alliance (All Genres)

Duluth, MN — Lake Superior Writers (All Genres)

Fergus Falls, MN — Fergus Falls Writers’ Group (All Genres)

Little Falls, MN — Great River Writers (All Genres)

Maple Grove, MN — Minnesota Christian Writers Guild (Spiritual)

Minneapolis, MN — Loft Literary Center (All Genres)

Minneapolis, MN — Midwest Fiction Writers (Fiction)

Minneapolis, MN — Minnesota Science Fiction Society (Science Fiction)

Minneapolis, MN — Minneapolis Writers Workshop (All Genres)

Minneapolis, MN — Open Book (All Genres)

Minneapolis, MN — MinnSpec (Speculative Fiction)

Park Rapids, MN — Park Rapids Jackpine Writers’ Bloc (All Genres)

Rochester, MN — Rochester MN Writing Group (All Genres)

St. Paul, MN — Write, Create, Communicate (All Genres)

Twin Cities, MN — Twin Cities Writers Group (All Genres)


Mississippi Writing Groups:

Biloxi, MS — Gulf Coast Writers Association (All Genres)

Hattiesburg, MS — Hub City Writers (All Genres)

Natchez, MS — Mississippi Writers Guild (All Genres)

Starkville, MS — Mississippi Writers and Musicians (All Genres)

University, MS — University of Mississippi Writers Project (All Genres)


Missouri Writing Groups:

Missouri Writers Guild

Branson, MO — Ozarks Writers League (All Genres)

Cassville, MO — Mid-South Writers Group of Missouri (All Genres)

Columbia, MO — Missouri Writers’ Guild, Columbia Chapter (All Genres)

Kansas City, MO — Kansas City Writers Group (All Genres)

Kansas City, MO — The Writers Place (All Genres)

Kansas City, MO — Heartland Romance Authors (Fiction, Romance, Novel)

Kennett, MO — Heartland Writers Guild (All Genres)

Marshall, MO — Missouri Writers’ Guild, Marshall Chapter (All Genres)

O’Fallon, MO — Missouri Writers’ Guild, Coffee and Critique Chapter (All Genres)

St. Louis, MO — Sisters in Crime, Greater St. Louis Chapter (All Genres)

St. Louis, MO — St. Louis Writers Guild (All Genres)

St. Joseph, MO — St. Joseph Writers Guild (All Genres)

St. Peters, MO — Missouri Writers’ Guild, Saturday Writers Chapter (All Genres)


Montana Writing Groups:

Kalispell, MT — Authors of the Flathead (All Genres)

Missoula, MT — Montana Romance Writers (Romance)


Nebraska Writing Groups:

Omaha, NE — Omaha Writers Group (All Genres)

Omaha, NE — The Nebraska Writers Guild (All Genres)

Omaha, NE — Romance Authors of the Heartland (Romance)

Ralston, NE — The Nebraska Writers Writers Workshop (All Genres)


Nevada Writing Groups:

Henderson, NV — Henderson Writers’ Group (All Genres)

Las Vegas, NV — Writers of Southern Nevada (All Genres)

Las Vegas, NV — Las Vegas Writers Group (All Genres)

Pahrump, NV — Oasis Writers Guild (All Genres)

Reno, NV — High Sierra Writers (All Genres)


New Hampshire Writing Groups:

Hooksett, NH — New Hampshire Writers Project (All Genres)

Ossippe, NH — Poetry Society of New Hampshire (Poetry)

Peterborough, NH — Monadnock Writers’ Group (All Genres)

Portsmouth, NH — Beat Night Poetry (All Genres)

Portsmouth, NH — Creative Writing Group (All Genres)

Portsmouth, NH — Hoot Night at Cafe Espresso (All Genres)

Portsmouth, NH — Memoir Writing Group (Memoir)

Portsmouth — Nonfiction Writing Group (Nonfiction)

Portsmouth, NH — Poetry and Short Fiction Writers Group (Poetry, Fiction)

Portsmouth, NH — Portsmouth Writing Salon (All Genres)

Portsmouth, NH — Pisquataqua Poets (Poetry)

Portsmouth. NH — Writers Night Out (All Genres)

Atco, NJ — Garden State Writers (All Genres)

Asbury Park, NJ — Writers Group (All Genres)

Bayville, NJ — Berkeley Adult Writers’ Group (All Genres)

Bellmar, NJ — South Jersey Writers Group (All Genres)

Bergen County, NJ — The Writers of the Weird (Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror)

Edison, NJ — Liberty States Fiction Writers (Fiction)

Fanwood, NJ — Serendipitous Scribes (All Genres)

Howell, NJ — The Monmouth Writers (All Genres)

Iselin, NJ — New Jersey Romance Writers (Romance)

Mahwah, NJ — Mahwah Writer’s Collective (All Genres)

Mahwah, NJ — The Science Fiction Society of Northern NJ (Sci-Fi)

Manalapan, NJ — Monmouth Creative Writing Group (All Genres)

Manchester, NJ — The Manchester (NJ) Writers’ Circle (All Genres)

Middletown, NJ — The Noble Writers (All Genres)

Moorestown, NJ — Juliette Writer’s Group (All Genres)

Multiple Locations in NJ — Women Who Write, Inc. (All Genres)

Multiple Locations in NJ — The NJ Authors’ Network (All Genres)

Plainsboro, NJ — Princeton Writing Group (All Genres)

Somerset, NJ — New Jersey Writers’ Society (All Genres)

Summit, NJ — New Providence Writers (All Genres)

Woodbridge, NJ — Woodbridge Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers (Sci-Fi, Fantasy)


New Mexico Writing Groups:

Alamogordo, NM — The Writers Corner (All Genres)

Albuquerque, NM — SouthWest Writers (All Genres)

Ruidoso, NM — Lincoln County Writers Association (All Genres)

Santa Fe, NM — Santa Fe Writers Group (All Genres)


New York Writing Groups:

Astoria, NY — Astoria Writers Group (All Genres)

Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Speculative Fiction Writers (Fiction)

Brooklyn, N7Y — NY Writers Coalition (All Genres)

Brooklyn, NY — The Brooklyn Writing and Creative Group (All Genres)

Long Island, NY — Amateur Writers of Long Island (All Genres)

Manhattan, NY — NYC Writers Circle (All Genres)

Manhattan, NY — Science Writers in New York (Science and Medicine)

Manhattan, NY — WF Writing (All Genres)

New York City, NY — NYC Laid-Back Writing Group (All Genres)

New York City, NY — New York Writing Club (All Genres)

New York City, NY — Shut Up & Write! (All Genres)

New York City, NY — Storytellers of NY (Fiction)

Nyack, NY — River Writers Circle (All Genres)

Staten Island, NY — The Staten Island Writers (All Genres)

Syracuse, NY — The Syracuse Veterans’ Writing Group (Nonfiction)

Multiple Locations in NY — Morningside Writers Group (Fiction, Screenwriting, Teen Writing, Memoir)

Tarrytown, NY — Hudson Writers Group (All Genres)

Troy, NY — Hudson Valley Writers Guild (All Genres)

Troy, NY — Capital District Screenwriters (Screenwriting)


North Carolina Writing Groups:

Boone, NC — High Country Writers (All Genres)

Charlotte, NC — Charlotte Writers’ Club (All Genres)

Charlotte, NC — Queen City Writers Group (All Genres)

Graham, NC — Burlington Writers Club (All Genres)

Greensboro, NC — Writers’ Group of the Triad (All Genres)

Monroe, NC — Union County Writers Club (All Genres)

Raleigh, NC — Triangle Association of Freelancers

Pittsboro, NC — Bynum Comedy Writers Workshop (Humor)

Southern Pines, NC — North Carolina Poetry Society (Poetry)

Wadesboro, NC — Anson County Writers Club (All Genres)

Washington, NC — Pamlico Writers Group (All Genres)

Winston-Salem, NC — Winston-Salem Writers (All Genres)


North Dakota Writing Groups:

Devils Lake, ND — Lake Region Writers’ Group (All Genres)

Grand Forks, ND — University of North Dakota Writing Center (All Genres)

Minot, ND — North Dakota Nonfiction Writers (Creative Nonfiction, Journalistic Nonfiction)


Ohio Writing Groups:

Akron, OH — Akron Writers’ Group (All Genres)

Beavercreek, OH — Antioch Writers’ Workshop (All Genres)

Canton, OH — Greater Canton Writers’ Guild (All Genres)

Cincinnati, OH— Greater Cincinnati Writers League (All Genres)

Cleveland, OH — Skyline Writers (All Genres)

Columbus, OH — The InkStone (Novel)

Columbus, OH — Ohio Writers’ Guild (All Genres)

Columbus, OH — Wild Goose Creative (All Genres)

Greater Cleveland and North Eastern, OH — Cleveland Writer Group (All Genres)

Hamilton, OH — Hamilton Writers Guild (All Genres)

Multiple Locations in OH — Romance Writers of America, Central Ohio Fiction Writers Chapter (Fiction)

Multiple Locations in OH — The Ohio Poetry Association (Poetry)

Sylvania, OH — Toledo Writers Workshop (All Genres)

Zanesville, OH — Y-City Writers’ Forum (All Genres)


Oklahoma Writing Groups:

Ada, OK — Ada Writers (All Genres)

Bartesville, OK — Wordweavers Writing Group (All Genres)

Enid, OK —Enid Writers Club (All Genres)

Edmond, OK — Pen and Keyboard Writers (All Genres)

Edmond, OK — The Inklings (All Genres)

Green Country, OK — Green Country Ruff Riters (All Genres)

Guthrie, OK — Red Dirt Writers Society (All Genres)

McAlester, OK — McAlester’s McSherry Writers (All Genres)

Midwest City, OK — Mid-Oklahoma Writers (All Genres)

Norman, OK — Norman Galaxy of Writers (All Genres)

Oklahome City, OK — Creative Quills (All Genres)

Oklahoma City, OK — Oklahoma City Writers, Inc. (All Genres)

Oklahoma City, OK — Oklahoma Horror Writers’ League (Horror)

Oklahoma City, OK — Oklahoma Write Now (All Genres)

Oklahoma City, OK — Romance Inc. (Romance)

Stillwater, OK — Stillwater Writers Group (All Genres)

Tulsa, OK — Tulsa NightWriters (All Genres)

Tulsa, OK — Tulsa Area Children’s Book Writers (Children’s Literature)

Tulsa, OK — Nevermore Edits (All Genres)

Tulsa, OK — Unbreakable Spines (All Genres)

Woodward, OK — Writers of the Purple Sage (All Genres)

Oregon Writing Groups:

Astoria, OR — The Writers Guild

Eugene, OR — The Lane Literary Guild (All Genres)

Jefferson, OR — Women’s Fiction Writers Association (Women in Fiction)

Portland, OR — 9 Bridges Writers Guild (All Genres)

Portland, OR — Attic Institute (All Genres)

Portland, OR — Friends of Mystery (Mystery)

Portland, OR — Mountain Writers Series (All Genres)

Portland, OR — Oregon State Poetry Association, Portland Unit (Poetry)

Portland, OR — Oregon Writers Colony (Novel)

Portland, OR — Willamette Writers (All Genres)

Portland, OR — Write Around Portland (All Genres)

Portland,, OR — Writers Mill (All Genres)

Redmond, OR — Central Oregon Writers Guild (All Genres)

Roseburg, OR — An Association of Writers (All Genres)


Pennsylvania Writing Groups:

Bethel, PA — First Monday Discussion Group (All Genres)

Danville, PA — Danville Writers Group (All Genres)

Dillsburg, PA — Central PA Writers’ Workshop (All Genres)

Easton, PA — Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group (All Genres)

Erie, PA — Millcreek Mall Area Group (All Genres)

Erie, PA — Fellowship of the Quill (All Genres)

Erie, PA — Presque Isle Meeting (All Genres)

Hawley, PA — Pencils NEPA (All Genres)

Lancaster, PA — Lancaster Area Writers Group (All Genres)

Meadville, PA — Meadville Vicinity Pennwriters (All Genres)

Monroeville, PA — Pittsburgh East Scribes (All Genres)

Monroeville, PA — Pittsburgh East Writers Group (All Genres)

Mount Lebanon, PA — South Hills Critique Group (All Genres)

Multiple Locations in PA— Pennwriters (All Genres)

Multiple Locations in PA — Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (Children’s Literature)

New Cumberland, PA — Harrisburg Area Writers Group (All Genres)

Philadelphia, PA — Philadelphia Writers (All Genres)

Pittsburgh, PA — Second Tuesday of the Month Group (All Genres)

Shenango Valley, PA — Shenango Valley Pennwriters (All Genres)

State College, PA — Nittany Valley Writers Network (All Genres)

State College, PA — Nittany Valley Writers Network: The Early Risers (All Genres)

State College, PA — Nittany Valley Writers Network: Social Gatherings (All Genres)

Wexford, PA — Critique Group North (All Genres)

Wexford, PA — The Mindful Writers Group (All Genres)

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA — A Writing Hand (All Genres)

Windber, PA — Southern Alleghenies Writers Guild (All Genres)

York, PA — York Area Writers Group (All Genres)


Rhode Island Writing Groups:

Cumberland, RI — Rhode Island Romance Writers (Fiction)

Providence, RI — Frequency Writers (All Genres)

Providence, RI — Goat Hill Writers (Fiction, Historical Fiction, Memoir, & Flash Fiction)

Warwick, RI — Rhody Writing Group (All Genres)


South Carolina Writing Groups:

Charleston, SC — LILA (All Genres)

Columbia, SC — Columbia Writers Alliance (All Genres)

Greenville, SC — Sisters in Crime of Upstate SC (Crime, Fiction)

Multiple Locations — South Carolina Writers Association


South Dakota Writing Groups:

Brookings, SD — South Dakota State Poetry Society (Poetry)

Multiple Locations in SD — South Dakota Authors Association (All Genres)

Rapid City, SD— Black Hills Writers Group (All Genres)

Rapid City, SD — High Plains Writers (All Genres)


Tennessee Writing Groups:

Bartlett, TN — Bartlett Christian Writers (Spiritual)

Chattanooga, TN — Chattanooga Writers’ Guild (All Genres)

Collierville, TN — Collierville Christian Writers (All Genres)

Hillsboro Villiage, TN — Sisters In Crime, Middle Tennessee Chapter (Crime, Fiction)

Knoxville, TN — Knoxville Writers’ Guild (All Genres)

Knoxville, TN — Smoky Mountain Romance Writers (Romance)

Nashville, TN — Bellevue Writers’ Group (All Genres)

Nashville, TN — Nashville Writers Circle (All Genres)

Multiple Locations in TN — Lost State Writers Guild (All Genres)

Murfreesboro, TN — Murfreesboro Writers Group (All Genres)

Oak Ridge, TN — Tennessee Mountain Writers (All Genres)


Texas Writing Groups:

Abilene, TX — Abilene Writers Group (All Genres)

Alpine, TX — Texas Mountain Trail Writers (All Genres)

Amarillo, TX — Panhandle Professional Writers (All Genres)

Austin, TX — Writers’ League of Texas (All Genres)

Cedar Hill, TX — Dallas Area Writers Group (All Genres)

Clarksville, TX — Red River Writers’ Workshop (All Genres)

College Station, TX — Brazos Writers (All Genres)

Dallas, TX — Dallas Screen Writers Association (Screenwriting)

Denton, TX — Denton Writers’ Critique Group (Fiction)

El Paso, TX — El Paso Writers’ League (All Genres)

Euless, TX — DFW Writers’ Workshop (All Genres)

Houston, TX — Houston Writers Guild (All Genres)

Houston, TX — Nuestra Palabra (All Genres)

Houston, TX — White Oak Writers (All Genres)

Hurst, TX — North Texas Speculative Fiction Network (Fiction)

Katy, TX — West Houston/Texas Writers Group (All Genres)

Mt. Pleasant, TX — Northeast Texas Writers’ Organization (All Genres)

San Antonio, TX — San Antonio Writers’ Guild (All Genres)

Shenandoah, TX — Writers on the Storm (Spiritual)

Tyler, TX — East Texas Writers Guild (All Genres)

The Woodlands, TX — Woodlands Writers Guild (All Genres)


Utah Writing Groups:

Moab, UT — Moab Poets & Writers (All Genres)

Multiple Locations — League of Utah Writers


Vermont Writing Groups:

Brattleboro, VT — Write Action (All Genres)

Burlington, VT — Leage of Vermont Writers (All Genres)

Burlington, VT — The Burlington Writers Workshop (All Genres)

Wilmington, VT — Southern Vermont SCBWI Critique Group (All Genres)


Virginia Writing Groups:

Virginia Beach, VA — Hampton Roads Writers (All Genres)

Multiple Locations, VA — The Virginia Writers Club (All Genres)

Richmond, VA — Agile Writers (All Genres)

Richmond, VA — James Rivers Writers (All Genres)


Washington, D.C. Writing Groups:

Washington, DC — D.C. Comedy Writers (Humor)

Washington, DC — The Washington Biography Group (Memoir)

Washington, DC — Washington Romance Writers (Romantic Fiction)


Washington Writing Groups:

Bothell, WA — Northwest Christian Writers Association (Spiritual)

Buckley, WA — Plateau Area Writers Association (All Genres)

Issaquah, WA — The Cottage (All Genres)

Langley, WA — Whidbey Island Writers Association (All Genres)

Lewis County, WA — The Lewis County Writers Guild (All Genres)

Mount Vernon, WA — Skagit Valley Writers League (All Genres)

Multiple Locations in WA — Tri-City Writers (Novel, Prose)

Seattle, WA — Writer’s Cramp (Science Fiction, Fantasy)

Spokane, WA — Inland Northwest Writers Guild (All Genres)

Spokane, WA — Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers (All Genres)

Spokane, WA — Spokane Fiction Writer’s Group (All Genres)

Wenatchee, WA — Write on the River (All Genres)


West Virginia Writing Groups:

Beckley, WV — Raleigh County Library Writers Group (All Genres)

Braxton, WV — Braxton Writers Group (All Genres)

Charleston, WV — Pens Writer’s Group (All Genres)

Fairmont, WV — The Crow’s Quill (All Genres)

Hinton, WV — Summers County Writers’ Group (All Genres)

Huntington, WV — Black Dog Writers Group (All Genres)

Huntington, WV — The Guyandotte Poets (Poetry)

Huntington, WV — The Patchwork Writers (All Genres)

Huntington, WV — Society of the Lark (All Genres)

Huntington, WV — Wicked Wordsmiths of the West (All Genres)

Jefferson County, WV — The Mountain Scribes (All Genres)

Martinsburg, WV — Martinsburg Writers Group (All Genres)

Morgantown, WV — Morgantown Writers Group (All Genres)

Philippi, WV — Barbour County Writers Workshop (All Genres)

Point Pleasant, WV — The Point Pleasant Writers Guild (All Genres)

Princeton, WV — Appalachian Pen Works (All Genres)

Ripley, WV — The Appalachian Wordsmiths (All Genres)

Romney, WV — Ice Mountain Writers (All Genres)

Spencer, WV — Women’s Writing Circle (All Genres)

St. Albans, WV — St. Albans Writers Group (All Genres)

Triadelphia, WV — Ohio Valley Writers Group (All Genres)


Wisconsin Writing Groups:

Armery, WI — Northern Lakes Writers’ Guild (All Genres)

Balsam Lake, WI — Poco Penners (All Genres)

Black River Falls, WI — BRF Writers Group (All Genres)

Door County, WI — Door Pens (All Genres)

Eau Clair, WI — Writers’ Group at the Library (All Genres)

Eau Clair, WI — Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild (Spiritual)

Frederic, WI — Northwest Regional Writers (All Genres)

Hayward, WI — Yarnspinners (All Genres)

Janesville, WI — Janesville Area Writers Club (All Genres)

Kenosha, WI — Kenosha Writers’ Guild (All Genres)

Kewaskum, WI — Moraine Writers Guild (All Genres)

Madison, WI — Tuesdays with Story (All Genres)

Manitowoc, WI — The Lakeshore Writers (All Genres)

Menomonee, WI — Chippewa Valley Writers (All Genres)

Milwaukee, WI — Red Oak Writers (All Genres)

Multiple Locations in WI — Wisconsin Writers Association (All Genres)

Nekoosa, WI — Home Town Players/Writers Group (All Genres)

Oshkosh, WI — Oshkosh Area Writers Club (All Genres)

Pinney, WI — Pinney Writing Group (All Genres)

Portage, WI — Pauquette Wordcrafters (All Genres)

Portage, WI — The Writers at the Portage (All Genres)

Solon Springs, WI — St. Croix Writers of Solon Springs (All Genres)

Stevens Point, WI — Aspiring Authors of Stevens Point (All Genres)

Wausau, WI — Writers of Wausau (All Genres)

Wauwatosu, WI — Writer’s Voice (All Genres)

West Bend, WI — Washington County Writers’ Club (All Genres)


Wyoming Writing Groups:

Green River, WY — Wyoming Writers, Inc. (All Genres)

Sundance, WY — Bearlodge Writers (All Genres)

Canada Writing Groups:

Alberta — Writers’ Guild of Alberta (All Genres)

Burnaby — Burnaby Writers’ Society (All Genres)

Kamloops — Interior Authors Group (All Genres)

Nanaimo — Writing Life Women’s Writing Circle (All Genres)

New Westminster — New West Writers (All Genres)

New Westminster — Waves Writers (All Genres)

Nova Scotia — Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada (Romance)

Ontario — Canadian Authors Niagara Branch (All Genres)

Ottowa — Ottowa Independent Writers (All Genres)

Quebec — Quebec Writers’ Federation (All Genres)

Salmon Arm — Shuswap Writers Group (All Genres)

Sooke — Sooke Writers’ Collective (All Genres)

Terrace — Terrace Writers Group (All Genres)

Toronto — Canadian Authors Toronto Branch (All Genres)

Toronto — Writers’ Union of Canada (All Genres)

Vancouver — Grind Café Writers Group (All Genres)

Vancouver — Thursday Writing Collective (All Genres)

Vancouver — West End Writers’ Workshop (All Genres)



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