We are an offshoot of W/R/T, another Pasadena writing group. One of our members requested a weekend meeting, as his day job requires long hours during the week, and this is where we are.

Rules of Engagment

Work should be submitted by 9:00 p.m. the Sunday prior to the meet up. No exceptions. We all have busy lives, but a week gives your colleagues the chance to read, digest, and critique your work the way it should be. 

Submissions can be no longer than ten pages, double spaced in order that all members have a chance at critique. This allows your colleagues room for written comments.  One inch margins are standard. It's easier for those of us who prefer to use the Comment function if you don't submit in PDFs. It's either that or you have to read my handwriting. 

Each member owns sole copyright to their work, so unauthorized sharing may result in banishment, at a minimum. Genres, well, we're pretty loosy goosey with them.  No porn, torture or otherwise. 

In order to minimize risk of copyright theft, we no longer put links to work on this site. As such, if you are submitting for the first time, please contact me with your email address. I will send out the submissions in the order in which they were received.

Exceptions for page length are given to picture books and screenplays: 20 pages each. Yes, this does mean that some submissions will have to be segmented and submitted over several months. If, however, your chapter neatly wraps up on page 11, then send all eleven pages. It will then be up to members to read that last page, time permitting.

If you are working on a long form of writing (novel, memoir), please preface your work with a short description. This allows members to refresh their memory of where we are in your work. I.E. : I am submitting chapter B. In Chapter A, this happened.

Staying on the List:

If you have joined the list but never attended, you will be de-listed at your five-month anniversary of never having attended. This gleaning is necessary to assure potential newbies that we have space for them. And, yes, some of them will probably never show as well, but they might be more likely to do so if our numbers are more reflective of active participants.

If you submit twice but then fail to show up, you will be de-listed. Members invest time reading your work and making constructive comments on it. To submit and then bail is a waste of their time not to mention rude.

If you submit but cancel at least 24 hours before the meeting, you will stay on the list. Manners count. See the above. Stuff happens and plans change, but be a decent person and give us a heads up so we know how to budget our time.

I'm sure there are points I'm forgetting, but that's about it.

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