What we're about

Speculative Ink is a group of Los Angeles-area writers who participate in regular critiques and writing sessions, with the goal of becoming professional authors in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. We are now open for a temporary recruitment period to writers of all skill levels and backgrounds.

Things We Like: Lasers, dragons, mermaids, monsters, monster hunters, beings of unimaginable horror, AI psychologists, immortal detectives, the occasional chosen one....If your work is speculative (beyond pure realism) and fiction (imagined by you) then it belongs here!

Things We Work On: Cultivating emotional closeness with our characters. Infusing speculative stories with beautiful writing and riveting structure. Pushing the boundaries of genre and theme. Supporting each other through the process of conceiving, writing, editing, submitting (and hopefully publishing!) stories that we want to read.

Things We Dislike: -isms and -phobias. Screenplays. Inadequate caffeination.

Upcoming events (5+)

Writing Session

Los Angeles

Meet up to write, caffeinate, and chat about our works in progress. Open to all members. Location announced via Facebook event.

Critique Session

Los Angeles

Regular critique session. Sign up via our private Facebook group, or contact Karter if you are a new member. All submitters send in up to 20 pages of original fiction by the Friday before critique. All attendees read and provide feedback. In person feedback is required. Written feedback is optional but strongly encouraged.

Writing Session

Los Angeles

Meet up to write, caffeinate, and chat about our works in progress. Open to all members. Location announced via Facebook event.

Critique Session

Los Angeles

Regular critique session. Sign up via our private Facebook group, or contact Karter if you are a new member. All submitters send in up to 20 pages of original fiction by the Friday before critique. All attendees read and provide feedback. In person feedback is required. Written feedback is optional but strongly encouraged.

Past events (6)

Critique Session

Los Angeles

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