What we're about

The Writers Group is a group dedicated to helping and encouraging writers (18+) of all levels, and genres in pursuing their dreams of becoming published writers.

We offer positive feedback and methods in helping to make sure that your first steps into writing are positive ones, while for the more experienced writers we offer substantive critiques to help sharpen your work on its way to submission for publication.

We have many writers who have professional credits to their name from many publishing houses, whether they are poems, short stories or full-length novels. We also have writers who have literary representation. With this large swath of experience, The Writers Group can offer you guidance to reaching your goals.

"Do not say harmful things, but say what people need; words that will help others become stronger." -Ephesians 4:29

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MOTIVATING WRITERS

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If you’ve just finished a story and you need some feedback or if you’ve been wanting to come to meetings forever and are just curious to see what your fellow writers are up to, The Writers Group is for you. Each member will share their work in a friendly, low-stakes environment where everyone understands the hurdles of writing. As a reader, you’ll get an immediate response to your work and be able to ask focused questions of the group. In the group, you’ll get to see what your fellow writers have been up to and improve your own writing by analyzing others’ work. More than that, it’s an opportunity to get to know your fellow writers better! Writers will be scheduled primarily on a first-come, first-served basis to read their pieces. Please keep pieces under "5 minutes" to give everyone a chance to read. *** PLEASE NOTE: The Writers Group Will Be Meeting ONLINE until further notice. If you have not used Zoom.com and need some help, please let me know beforehand. We can do a test Zoom meeting before the actual virtual meetup to make sure your sound and video work. You can use a smartphone ( app available), tablet, laptop, or computer.

MOTIVATING WRITERS

Online event

If you’ve just finished a story and you need some feedback or if you’ve been wanting to come to meetings forever and are just curious to see what your fellow writers are up to, The Writers Group is for you. Each member will share their work in a friendly, low-stakes environment where everyone understands the hurdles of writing. As a reader, you’ll get an immediate response to your work and be able to ask focused questions of the group. In the group, you’ll get to see what your fellow writers have been up to and improve your own writing by analyzing others’ work. More than that, it’s an opportunity to get to know your fellow writers better! Writers will be scheduled primarily on a first-come, first-served basis to read their pieces. Please keep pieces under "5 minutes" to give everyone a chance to read. *** PLEASE NOTE: The Writers Group Will Be Meeting ONLINE until further notice. If you have not used Zoom.com and need some help, please let me know beforehand. We can do a test Zoom meeting before the actual virtual meetup to make sure your sound and video work. You can use a smartphone ( app available), tablet, laptop, or computer.

MOTIVATING WRITERS

Online event

If you’ve just finished a story and you need some feedback or if you’ve been wanting to come to meetings forever and are just curious to see what your fellow writers are up to, The Writers Group is for you. Each member will share their work in a friendly, low-stakes environment where everyone understands the hurdles of writing. As a reader, you’ll get an immediate response to your work and be able to ask focused questions of the group. In the group, you’ll get to see what your fellow writers have been up to and improve your own writing by analyzing others’ work. More than that, it’s an opportunity to get to know your fellow writers better! Writers will be scheduled primarily on a first-come, first-served basis to read their pieces. Please keep pieces under "5 minutes" to give everyone a chance to read. *** PLEASE NOTE: The Writers Group Will Be Meeting ONLINE until further notice. If you have not used Zoom.com and need some help, please let me know beforehand. We can do a test Zoom meeting before the actual virtual meetup to make sure your sound and video work. You can use a smartphone ( app available), tablet, laptop, or computer.

THE WRITERS GROUP 2020 ANTHOLOGY SUBMISSION CALL Q & A

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ATTENTION WRITERS GROUP MEMBERS! GET READY TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE WRITERS GROUP 2021 ANTHOLOGY! HERE ARE THE GUIDELINES: 1. You must be a current member of The Writers Group to submit work for possible publication in the 2021 anthology. You must also be a current Writers Group member at the time of publication for your work to be included in the anthology. You must have attended at least (3) meetings within the last (12) months. Editors may make exceptions at their discretion. 2. Members may submit up to two pieces of final edited work for consideration. A separate submission form must be completed for each work. FINAL Deadline for all submissions is May 30th, 2021. Any submitted works will not be accepted after May 30th, 2021. Work shall be submitted in Microsoft Word or Rich Text FIle RTF and a printed copy for edits. SUBMISSIONS WILL BE LIMIT TO (3) EDITS ONLY. 3. Members must pay ten dollars ($10.00) for each submission, with payment due no later than May 30th, 2021. Members are not guaranteed inclusion in the anthology. The Editors of the anthology have the final say about acceptance and may reject any submission for any reason. If a submission is not accepted for publication, the submission fee for that work will be returned. Work will be not be accepted if it is too long or there are too many errors. 4. The Writers Group Anthology is not a genre-specific anthology; we are looking for great stories. Therefore, most genres are considered, including Speculative Fiction, Western, Young Adult, Young Adult Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Crime, and impossible-to-classify works that blend elements from multiple categories. *Micro-Fiction: Micro Fiction up to 100 words. *Short Stories: Short Stories up to 7,500 words. *Fiction: Fiction up to 9,000 words. *Poetry & Prose: Poems up to 100 lines. *Flash Fiction: Flash Fiction up to 1,000 words. *Vignette: Vignette up to 1,000 words. *Creative Non-Fiction: Creative Non-Fiction up to 9,000. 5. The Writers Group Anthology is not accepting the following submissions because we’d like to reach the widest audience possible. The 2021 anthology will be geared toward the adult and young adult. WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING - FanFic, Erotica, Violence, or Previously Published Work. The goal of The Writers Group is to publish great writing and poetry the world has never seen from both established and up-and-coming writers and poets. We also consider work previously published if it has appeared in a high-school or college anthology, or in the published results of a writing contest. We consider works that can be easily found through an internet search to be previously published, including stories and novels published to your own blog. Work must not be something that is being considered by another publisher. By submitting your work, you warrant that you have retained a copy. TWG will not be responsible for keeping any copies of the work submitted. 6. Author must sign a release form that acknowledges: By submitting an entry, you represent and warrant that your entry: (a) is your original creation; (b) has not been copied in whole or in part from any other work; (c) has not previously been published; (d) does not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity right, or other proprietary or intellectual property right of any person or entity; (e) is not defamatory, libelous, obscene, or otherwise illegal; and, (f) is your sole and exclusive property. You further represent and warrant that you have complete, worldwide distribution rights. Author understands that he/she retains the rights to his/her work, but any royalties and/or profits from the sale of the anthology go to The Writers Group for future events. 7. REQUEST YOUR SUBMISSION FORM: Include "REQUEST ANTHOLOGY 2021 SUBMISSION" in the subject line of the email. thewritersgrouporg(at)gmail(dot)com

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MOTIVATING WRITERS

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