Minnesota Writers of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism, Horror -- If you're exploring the worlds beyond mainstream literature, MinnSpec welcomes you.     


Come to network, hear readings from works in progress, swap story critiques, and talk shop.  Our members range from those just starting out to established authors with multiple book contracts.


Want to know more? Check our About Page, or read one of our group's anthologies!

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  • August 2 · 6:30 PM

    Michael Merriam Reading at DreamHaven Books

    11 Speculative Fiction Writers | 5.00 5.002

    MinnSpec Organizer Michael Merriam will read from his newest novel, "Dark Waters" and from his most recent short fiction collection, "Whispers in Space." Michael has... Learn more
  • August 2 · 12:00 PM

    GPS Ice Cream Social

    4 Speculative Fiction Writers

    Are you a member of MinnSpec? You are invited! Come and hang out with GPS. We will be providing ice cream and basic toppings, and have some games that are park... Learn more
  • July 25 · 12:00 PM


    15 Speculative Fiction Writers | 4.50 4.504

    http://www.diversicon.org/ Diversicon 22 “Across the Great Divide” July 25-27, 2014 Best Western—Bandana Square 1010 Bandana Boulevard W. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55108-... Learn more
  • July 20 · 2:00 PM

    July MSP Crit Group

    13 Speculative Fiction Writers

    Please see the discussion board for the thread pertaining to this meetup. Instructions on how to upload submissions and download the material for critique can be found... Learn more
  • July 20 · 12:30 PM

    Reading to an Audience

    23 Speculative Fiction Writers | 4.50 4.509

    Reading aloud. Yes, at some point in every writer's life he or she is asked to read aloud! This presentation will discuss the fear of reading, explore methods to prepare... Learn more
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  • New Discussion Reply
    Susan T.

    "I have a question one of you may know the answer to. Of the two things I'm considering reading, one will very likely be published this spring while the other is on submission. Would a video of a public reading be considered first publication?..."

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    Susan T. Susan T. replied to Acceptance Log 2014
    44m ago
    Susan T.

    "I also will have a story in the anthology."


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