Writers Critique Groups

Writers Critique Groups

2nd Saturday General Group-Closed
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Speculative Fiction Group- 3rd Saturday of the Month- 10am-12pm- Closed
Poetry Group- 4th Saturday of the Month, 10am-12pm- Several Spots Open

Membership= $5 a meeting (introductory meeting is $5), or join a yearly membership of $40
If you are interested in participating email Rachel Pilcher at rachelpilcher@fortworthwritersbootcamp.com 

The purpose of the Fort Worth Writer’s Boot Camp Writers Critique Groups are to foster growth of writers through group critique of their work. 

Submission guidelines:
  • All work to be critiqued will be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance of the next meeting so that it may be read ahead of the meeting date. Any work submitted after the two weeks will be considered for the next months’ meeting.
  • All work must be the writers own original work.
  • Please be considerate of the length of your submission. Since we are reading beforehand, please limit submissions to no more than 12 pages. For streamlined reading, please use Times New Roman, 12pt font, double spaced and save as a .pdf with your name in the title before uploading into the invited Dropbox folder.
  • We believe in the First Amendment, so your work will not be censored! What you submit will be critiqued.
  • Not all who critique will submit every month, but everyone who submits must offer critiques of other works.
For all critiques:
  • What is shared with the group, stays in the group.Works shared are not to be published, emailed, shared on social media, or any other form of sharing outside of the group by members not the original writer.
  • Make sure to always have a positive response before any negative responses are made.
  • Be prepared- the moderator will challenge you for an explanation if your critique is no more than “I didn’t like it,” so have more to say than “I didn’t like it.”
  •  Keep critiques brief and to the point.
  • We provide feedback on: grammatical errors, story holes, plot flaws, characterization flaws, inconsistencies, flow, and anything else that may need to be addressed.
  • The writer will not have the opportunity to defend their work against the critique. This is for growth and the critiques may either be used or not by the writer.
  • The Writers Group is not the opportunity for the "professional" writers to attempt to gain writing work from the "amateur" writers (such as polishing, rewriting, etc), nor will this be tolerated. Anyone attempting to do this will be immediately removed from the group as well as any other activity sponsored by Fort Worth Writer's Boot Camp.

Each meeting will consist of the following:
  • Introductions.
  • For those who have them, announcements of Submissions, Acceptances or Rejections.
  • Discussion of submitted works for critique.
  • Closing words.