The goal of SFPG Writeclub is to create a supportive environment focused on committed writers achieving their goals with a focus on publishing including social, self-pub and traditional house publishing. We review and meet for helpful feedback over drinks and food if desired twice monthly. Workout/prompt sessions and discussions will also be scheduled.
What's the first rule of Write Club? You don't just talk about Write Club. You write and read and write in Write Club.
Rule 2. Be committed to your craft in/around alternative and speculative fiction- urban/dark fantasy, high concept, trad and offbeat Sci-Fi& Fantasy, steampunk, paranormal, alt history. Genre-benders and breakers encouraged.
Rule 3. Be interested in giving and receiving helpful feedback to other authors in a fun alternative format on a regular or semi-regular basis.
PS- We focus on written word for adult and young adult readership in the speculative/concept mode. We love love and sexy adult content, but this is not a erotica or romance writers group. Also despite the fact that we are very rich in imagination we are not the right group for billionaire bdsm, fan fiction or derivatives or these.
What we like/talk about/like to think about
Most of us work 'in' one or another genre principally sci-fi, fantasy inspired by the classics. We are inspired also by a variety of any "speculative writing" outside traditional literary fiction including what you might call surrealism (Kafka, Murakami. Morrison), althistory, steampunk, magical realism (Marquez, Borges), contemporary "Post=genre" sf (Ishiguro, Kaufman, Pahluniak, Sanders, Mieville), political/queer/socio-radical resistance sf (Butler, Lessing, Delany) and many others. We are also very interested in new forms/flash hyper/mm and metafiction/post-structuralism.
NB: WriteClub is not a good fit for beginning writers or people just starting on their journey. We don't require or expect anything in terms of publication history. However if you have never submitted a story or manuscript or revised a long work to final version, you may be better served by a different writers group or a workshop-type fiction class.