SpecFic Writing Group

Speculative Fiction Writing Group

Title: SpecFic Writing Group
Location: MadLab
Description: A group for writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror or fantasy.
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2012-04-11
End Time: 21:30

Welcome to the Manchester Speculative Fiction Writing Group!

We are a group of writers interested in science fiction, weird fiction, slipstream, horror and fantasy. We meet on the second Wednesday of every month to critique a sample of each other’s work.

Our members write everything from flash fiction to short stories to novellas to novels; single genre to cross-genre to subgenre (steampunk, urban fantasy, cyberpunk, hard-SF to name but a few).

Established in May 2010 we now have well over twenty members with five to ten members regularly attending each meeting. We are still open to new members, young or old, published or unpublished. If you’re interested just drop us an email via our website or join our Facebook group.

We use DropBox for sharing work a week in advance. There’s a 3000 word limit for short stories but we’re flexible about novel chapters (3500 or even 4000 is probably fine). Longer stories or novel chapters can be broken up and read over subsequent meetings. We use the Milford system as mentioned here for critiquing which, although it says it’s a ‘primer for SF workshops’, works well for any genre. See you around!