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

  • The 2023 Short Story Contest is now open!

    The wait is over – Spectrum London’s 2023 contest is declared open as of today! A big thank you to all who attended our little launch party in London; what a great way to usher in our yearly staple. As ever, last year’s winner gets to pick our theme for this year. The 2022 winner…

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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!