What we're about

Is there a book banging around in your head that needs to get written? Are you already writing a book and you want support? Do you have a finished book and you want help with what to do next? Then this is your group. No one is too much a novice to participate! Everyone is welcome. This is a space for learning, for creating, and for support.

We have a great meeting space with ample free parking surrounding the restaurant. Plan to purchase lunch or a beverage so we can keep our meeting space free. The moderator collects $2 per month from each member to defray the fees charged by Meetup.

Your writing should be submitted prior to the meeting, with a deadline of noon on Wednesday for the following Wednesday's meeting. Each person reviews the submissions and then at the meeting each piece is discussed. This gives reviewers time to mark up the piece and then give thoughtful comments during our sessions. People are not required to critique every piece, just as they are not required to submit a work each week. During our meetings, those critiquing keep their comments to one to two minutes per piece. You will generally have one to two pieces to critique.

For critique guidelines and other details, please email Linda@ThePublishingCircle.com.

Linda Stirling, the owner of The Publishing Circle and its imprints, Quid Mirum Press (publishing suspense, thriller, mystery, fantasy, & science fiction), Red Rover Press (publishing children's books), and Smootch (publishing romance books), is the group moderator.

Upcoming events (5+)

SW WA/OR Write to Publish

Pho Haven

Every other week, we will meet to critique work (to get submission details and group guidelines, email [masked]) and, time permitting, discuss publishing. Our restaurant host generously provides the space, so we ask that you purchase a beverage or meal during your stay. There's lots of support here for writers, no matter what stage you're at in your work. The group is composed of those who are just starting out, as well as several who have multiple books in print. All are welcome, but please reserve to say you'll attend (and cancel if you can't make it, as space is limited and we want to include everyone we can).

SW WA/OR Write to Publish

Pho Haven

Every other week, we will meet to critique work (to get submission details and group guidelines, email [masked]) and, time permitting, discuss publishing. Our restaurant host generously provides the space, so we ask that you purchase a beverage or meal during your stay. There's lots of support here for writers, no matter what stage you're at in your work. The group is composed of those who are just starting out, as well as several who have multiple books in print. All are welcome, but please reserve to say you'll attend (and cancel if you can't make it, as space is limited and we want to include everyone we can).

SW WA/OR Write to Publish

Pho Haven

Every other week, we will meet to critique work (to get submission details and group guidelines, email [masked]) and, time permitting, discuss publishing. Our restaurant host generously provides the space, so we ask that you purchase a beverage or meal during your stay. There's lots of support here for writers, no matter what stage you're at in your work. The group is composed of those who are just starting out, as well as several who have multiple books in print. All are welcome, but please reserve to say you'll attend (and cancel if you can't make it, as space is limited and we want to include everyone we can).

SW WA/OR Write to Publish

Pho Haven

Every other week, we will meet to critique work (to get submission details and group guidelines, email [masked]) and, time permitting, discuss publishing. Our restaurant host generously provides the space, so we ask that you purchase a beverage or meal during your stay. There's lots of support here for writers, no matter what stage you're at in your work. The group is composed of those who are just starting out, as well as several who have multiple books in print. All are welcome, but please reserve to say you'll attend (and cancel if you can't make it, as space is limited and we want to include everyone we can).

Past events (275)

SW WA/OR Write to Publish

Pho Haven

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