Spectrum Writers

London Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Group

Spectrum: London Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Group is a hybrid online/in-person critique group for writers of speculative fiction, ranging from high fantasy to hard science fiction—and everything in between. We welcome aspiring and published writers working in short story, novel and similar formats.

Come and workshop your story with us! Improve your craft and build confidence in your work. Meet friendly, diverse writers who cheer each other on with every written word.

Critique Meetings

Novel Track Groups

Full Spectrum members can work together in small, curated groups that meet regularly to workshop each others’ novels and help each other improve our craft.
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Annual Contest

Every year, eligible Spectrum members can take part in our short story contest. Half the fun is guessing who wrote which story! (The other half is the actual writing, of course.)
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Discord Community

Write Togethers

Currently, we have an ad-hoc online channel on Discord where we hang out while we work on our writing projects. Occasionally, writers will arrange in-person Write Togethers in cafés or pubs in London.

Events & Opportunities

We organise special speaker events with authors, editors, and agents, both in person and online. Spectrum members also regularly share links to publishing and networking events as well as calls for anthologies and other fiction markets.

Spectrum London News

  • 2023 Short Story Contest – submissions now open!


    With just two weeks to go till the deadline for the 2023 short story contest, we have opened the submissions form so folks can send us their entries. The final stretch is here! To access this page, you must be logged in as a member, so do sign up for an account if you haven’t…

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Does all of this sound of interest? Come along to a first critique session and see if we’re the right fit for you!