May Open Meeting

Share your words in a supportive community of writers. Join us on Zoom, Thursday May 20 at 6:30 pm.

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 Feel free to share a short piece with the group (keep the document open on your computer to share on Zoom), or just tune in to say hello and tell us what you’re up to. We offer kind and considerate critiques that focus on what’s working.

Submissions are now open for our Prose In-depth Critique. Submit up to 5000 words–fiction (any genre) or non-fiction–by midnight, Tuesday, May 4. Critique will be held Thursday, May 13 on Zoom.

If you submit work, you are agreeing to read and critique all other work submitted. Please read our Guidelines page, In-Depth Critiques before submitting.

If you don’t want to submit work but want to participate as a reader–you’ll be asked to read and critique all submissions–please let Jim Payne ( ) know by the May 4 deadline. He’ll send submissions, along with the Zoom link, to writers/readers one week in advance of the meeting.

Join us on Zoom, Thursday, April 15 at 6:30 pm for our monthly open meeting. Click on the link below:

Feel free to share a short piece (no more than 4 double-spaced pages) with the group. Keep your document open on your device and you’ll be able to share on screen so that we can see as well as hear your work.

Don’t want to share your work? Not a problem! Come listen to others, comment on what’s shared, or just chat with us a while. We’d love to meet you and hear what you’re doing.

April Poetry Critique

Submissions Open for April Poetry Critique

Submit now for our poetry only in-depth critique Thursday, April 8

Submit up to 5 poems, 5000 total word limit. Please see our Guidelines page for information about our in-depth critiques and the preferred submission format. Send your submission in one document as an email attachment to by midnight of March 31.

The critique meeting will be held on Thursday, April 8 at 6:30 pm on Zoom.