About Us

Spectrum: The London Science Fiction & Fantasy Writer's Group is a critique group whose members write speculative genre short stories and novels. We get together to critique each other's work, share knowledge and generally encourage one another.

Who this group is for: writers of speculative fiction (generally Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror) working in short story, novel and similar formats. We have the occasional screen writer, but this group primarily focuses on the published format.

Who should attend: both aspiring and published authors are welcome. It is a great arena to workshop your story, find out what is working, what might not be, and to gain insight from members with a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds.

How often we meet: right now we meet bi-weekly, usually on a Tuesday evening.

What is expected of you: every meeting will have a piece submitted by one or two members, usually a chapter from their novel or a short story. Members are expected to read the submission before attending, with an eye toward providing constructive feedback to the author. Each member will be given a chance to provide a verbal critique, and can also provide the author with more detailed written comments as well.

What you can expect: to get motivated and inspired, to improve your craft, to build confidence in your own work, to network with others, to learn about the publishing industry, and to have fun doing it!