Columbia Writers is a close-knit group of dedicated writers and authors from all over Maryland. We take pride in each others' work and our shared goal is to encourage the work into its best possible version with the end goal of publication. While many of our members focus on YA, kidlit, and children's genres, we welcome all fiction genres (we do not cover non-fiction or poetry).

Basic FAQ:
- 1st and 3rd Weds meets (limit of 10 attendees): 2 writers submit up to 20 pages each. Prior attendance required before volunteering to submit.
- 2nd Weds/4th Thursday meets (limit of 5 attendees): Every attendee submits up to 10 pages each. 
- Novel in 6: Meets monthly for 6 months toward the goal of each member completing a novel. We work on pitches, first 5 pages, plot & character development, outlines, etc.
- We are currently working on our second group anthology, Trapped Tales (closed to submissions). 
- Workshops and guest speakers on occasion. We welcome visitors from all areas of writing to share their expertise: blogging, self-publishing, traditional publishing, agents, competition judges, etc. Please contact Jen for more information.
- Awesome annual holiday party. Just ask anyone who went to the last one!

New members are welcome to apply provided they are able to regularly participate; click on 'join us' to complete the application questions. Please answer all 5 questions fully so we can determine if CW is a good fit for you. A photograph of yourself (i.e. headshot) is requested so we can look for you at your first meet.

We're 45 Writers

New members must be approved by the Organizer

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique: Fourth Wednesday

    5 Writers attending
  • Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:00 PM

    Ni6b: Awesomer Than The Others

    5 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:00 PM

    BICHOK

    3 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:00 PM

    Ni6c - We Have Donuts!

    5 Writers attending
  • Thursday, May 1, 2014 7:00 PM

    Ni6a: Mold 2.5.0

    5 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7:00 PM

    Critique Meet

    6 Writers attending
  • Thursday, May 8, 2014 7:00 PM

    Anthology II Mini Group B Critique Meet

    16 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique: Second Wednesday

    5 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7:00 PM

    Critique Meet

    6 Writers attending
  • Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique: Fourth Thursday

    5 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014 6:00 PM

    BICHOK

    2 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, June 4, 2014 7:00 PM

    Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
  • Thursday, June 5, 2014 7:00 PM

    Anthology II Mini Group C Critique Meet

    16 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique: Second Wednesday

    5 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014 7:00 PM

    Legal Matters Workshop

    5 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 6:00 PM

    BICHOK

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique: Fourth Wednesday

    4 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014 7:00 PM

    Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014 7:00 PM

    Small Group Critique: Second Wednesday

    5 Writers attending
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:00 PM

    Critique Meet

    1 Writers attending
 

Your organizer's refund policy for Columbia Writers

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Columbia Writers http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/9/1/2/0/global_178897152.jpeg
Founded Apr 23, 2010
20100423

Organizers:

Jennifer Michael, Michelle Drumheller
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Requested donations

$2.00 per month

This covers: Website hosting, handouts, and the occasional promo/marketing materials.

Payment is accepted using:

  • Cash or check - “We put out a donation jar during the meets.

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

Our Sponsors

  • La Madeleine

    10% discount card for our members during meets

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