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Critique Meeting
A critique meeting in the room upstairs at the Constitution pub in Pimlico. You are welcome to arrive early and have a chat, a bite to eat and/or a drink before the meeting. General gathering starts from 18:30, meeting starts promptly at 19:00. Submissions to critique for this meeting will be posted to the main Spectrum website as soon as they are ready. If you are a new member, in order to access the submissions for this meeting, please register as a member on the main Spectrum website - Once your application has been processed you will be able to download the submissions from the website. If there's a waitlist for the meeting and you're unable to attend, please remove your RSVP to allow other people to benefit from your place.

The Constitution

The Constitution, 42 Churton Street, Pimlico · London, SW1V 2LP


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    What we're about

    Spectrum: The London Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer's Group is a group of active writers in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and other speculative fiction realms, who get together to critique each others work, share knowledge, and generally encourage one another. Members are serious about their writing, open to honest criticism, and willing to offer critical insight to their fellow writers.

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    Who this group is for: writers of speculative fiction working on short story, novel and similar formats. We have the occasional screen writer, but note this group primarily focuses on the published format.

    Who should attend: both aspiring and published authors are welcome. It is a great arena to workshop your story, find out what is working, what might not be, and to gain insight from members with a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds.

    How often we meet: right now we meet monthly, on a Tuesday evening. This will likely shift to fortnightly (i.e. every second week) as more members join.

    What is expected of you: every meeting will have a work submitted by one or two members. The submission is usually a chapter from their novel or a short story. Members are expected to read the submission before attending, with an eye toward providing constructive feedback to the author. Each member will be given approximately 5 minutes to provide feedback, and can also provide the author with more detailed written comments as well.

    What you can expect: to get motivated and inspired, to improve your craft, to build confidence in your own work, to network with others, to learn about the publishing industry, and to have fun doing it!

    Feel free to read the Submissions and Group Information post in our Discussions > Public Forum forum for more information on how the group meetings work.

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