Christian Writers Workshops – Open Peer Critique Group
We hold live peer critique groups for Christian writers on the first Tuesday of the month at 8pm ET via Zoom. This writers workshops are open to all members to give and receive feedback from your peers.
You’re invited to join us!
We collect all of the work we’ll be discussing about a week ahead of time and post it to the website. That gives everyone a chance to read the work ahead of the workshop and prepare their thoughts. At the workshop, we’ll just have a casual conversation about each piece that we’ve been asked to evaluate.
Find the latest information and announcements about upcoming workshops in the posts below, or see the Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of this page.
Don’t see the answer to your question? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re already a KWG member, and you’re looking for the private workshop info, click here or the button below to download the stories we’ll be discussing and get the Zoom link:
The stories and novel chapters for our August 2 writers workshop are now available! Log in to download the submissions. If you're not automatically redirected, simply click "Workshop" in the member's menu. This workshop is free and open to the public. We only make the...
Our next workshop will be held on Tuesday evening, August 2, 2022 at 8pm ET live via Zoom. This writers workshop is an opportunity to get feedback on your short stories, novel chapters, and other work. Everyone is welcome to attend. You do NOT need to be a paid member...
The stories and novel chapters for our July 5 writers workshop are now available! Log in to download the submissions. If you're not automatically redirected, simply click "Workshop" in the member's menu. This workshop is free and open to the public. We only make the...
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answer to some of the most frequent questions we receive. If you don’t see the answer to your question, please email us at email@example.com.
How do I access the meetings?
All of our meetings are held online via Zoom. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 8pm ET.
To get the Zoom link, create a free KingdomWritersGuild.org account here, then navigate to “Workshops” and you’ll find all of the information you need.
Can anyone come?
Yes! Anyone is welcome to join us for the meeting. Writers of all skill and experience levels are welcome!
The meetings are intended for adults. Writers under 16 years of age should attend with a parent.
You will need to create a KingdomWritersGuild.org account in order to get a link, but it’s free and easy to register.
Is there a cost to attend?
No! There is no cost to attend. All you need is a free KingdomWritersGuild.org account.
We’d love it if you would consider a paid KWG account, but this won’t give you any special privileges for the workshops.
How do I submit work to have my writing critiqued?
We collect all of the work that will be discussed at the workshop ahead of time. It’s important to us that everyone can read the work before they arrive and we can jump right into a productive conversation.
The submission deadline is typically eight days ahead of the workshop, on the Monday morning of the week before. When we announce the workshops, the submission deadline is also included in those posts.
Simply send your work to firstname.lastname@example.org before the submission deadline, and we’ll include it. Note: You MUST be present to receive feedback on your work, so only submit if you’re confident you can attend.
What can I submit for the workshop?
You can submit just about anything that you’ve written, as long as you genuinely want honest feedback. Short stories, novel chapters, poems, essays, articles, blog posts, etc. are all fair game.
For short work, like poetry, please only submit one item per workshop. Short stories should be less than 10,000 words, and novel chapters should be less than 5,000 words. If you have specific questions, please email us and ask.
Do I have to submit work?
Nope! You do NOT need to submit anything to attend the workshop. You’re welcome to just come and give feedback to other writers, or you can even just hang out and listen. We know it can be intimidating to attend something like this, so please feel free to just observe the first time.
What’s the format of the workshop?
We have a casual conversation about each of the pieces. We ask participants to provide feedback on the story (how they experienced it), rather than advice. This allows everyone to participate equally, and ensures that the writer being critiqued gets valuable feedback and not a grab bag of advice. At the beginning of each workshop, the moderator will take a few minutes to explain how the workshops operate and some guidelines for participating.
OK, so that’s more of a statement, but it’s true. It can be hard to get feedback on your work. But how else can we improve?
The writers workshops are a really great time to connect with other writers and share some laughs. We hope that you’ll join us!
Don’t see your question?
Email us at email@example.com, we’d love to help!