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We are three males, two females, and one virtual female who write speculative fiction--everything from classic high fantasy to multiple worlds travel to erotic dystopian sci-fi. We meet every other Thursday night at a pub in Berkeley to critique each others' work. We submit selections from our work ahead of time (usually 1-2 weeks before the meeting), and each member is expected to prepare written and verbal critiques of the pieces in advance of the discussion. Our goal is honest and constructive feedback, and as such, we traditionally start every critique with "It sucked!"

We have been meeting regularly for the last 6 years, and due to the recent virtualization of one of our members, we are seeking new writers to join our group. If it sounds like we're compatible with your neural interface, or we mystically align with your sorcery, please send a 5-10 page writing sample of your speculative fiction to; a complete short story or excerpt from a larger work are both fine.

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