What are Writing communities?
This list of communities is dedicated to writers of all kinds, from aspiring beginners to seasoned professionals. Many of our writing communities offer support and constructive criticism if you're looking for more eyes on your work.
About Online Communities on Independent Platforms
These are online communities that are hosted on their own platform, and not a part of a social network like Reddit/Facebook/LinkedIn, or communication platform like Slack and Discord. Although they may utilize community software like circle.so to implement the features of their community, they have their own brand and identity.
Creative Writing ForumsWriting forums dedicated to improving your skills and helping you get published. Creative writing, applied writing, and publishing forums are at your disposal, as well as articles, workshops, and contests.
SheWritesShe Writes is the largest online community and content site for women writers at every stage of their writing lives, working in every genre and representing every generation – all around the world. Founded by Kamy Wicoff in 2009, She Writes supports, encourages and educates writers, providing them with a place that is both inspirational and practical. In 2012, in response to the barriers to traditional publishing for women, Kamy and Brooke Warner founded She Writes Press, the hybrid publishing arm of She Writes. To date, She Writes Press has signed more than 200 authors and is the most award-winning hybrid publisher in the industry. In 2014, She Writes became part of SparkPoint Studio, an innovative, female-led digital, publicity, marketing and content agency led by CEO Crystal Patriarche.
WritingForums.comWriting Forums is a privately-owned, community managed writing environment. We provide an unlimited opportunity for writers and poets of all abilities, to share their work and communicate with other writers and creative artists. We offer an experience that is safe, welcoming and friendly, regardless of your level of participation, knowledge or skill. There are several opportunities for writers to exchange tips, engage in discussions about techniques, and grow in your craft. You can also participate in forum competitions that are exciting and helpful in building your skill level. There's so much more for you to explore!
TalentVillePack your bags and move into a town designed exclusively for Screenwriters and Storytellers Welcome to Talentville, the online community that gives a voice to screenwriters everywhere who share the dream of having their work produced. Blow the dust off your scripts and stories that sit dejected and forgotten and see if you have what it takes to turn your dreams into reality.
National Association of Black JournalistsThe National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides innovative, quality programs and services to its members. The organization advocates on behalf of Black journalists and media professionals in the U.S. and worldwide. NABJ’s membership is more than 4,000 strong and includes emerging journalists, professional journalists, student journalists, journalism educators and media professionals of all kinds.
MerrativeMerrative is a community of 5000+ avid readers to discuss ideas from digital literature like books, news, articles and research papers, together.
Asian American Journalists AssociationThe Asian American Journalists Association is a professional membership association founded in 1981 by a group of AAPI journalists seeking to support one another and to encourage more AAPIs to pursue journalism. Today, we continue to champion the development of AAPI representation and leadership in journalism through trainings, opportunities, and resources for our members as well as through nurturing and maintaining a network and community of AAPI journalists globally.
From Written to RecommendedA writing and publishing community for authors looking for growth and achievement. We'll push you to be your best, get shit done, and keep forward momentum — on your timeline, at your speed. No shaming, no competition, just encouragement, goals and understanding.
ChroniclesAn online forum dedicated to science fiction and fantasy writingForum
ScribophileScribophile is a respectful online writing workshop and writer’s community. Writers of all skill levels join to improve each other’s work with thoughtful critiques and by sharing their writing experience. We’re the writing group to join if you want to find beta readers, get the best feedback around, learn how to get published, and be a part of the friendliest and most successful writing workshop online.Forum
Critique CircleImprove your writing skills in one of the largest and longest-running writing communities on the web.Forum
The Next Big WriterTheNextBigWriter, launched in 2005, combines a dynamic community of thousands of writers with cutting-edge tools, contests, classes, and communication to help members achieve their writing goals. By joining the site, you can: Receive Feedback. Post your writing and receive detailed feedback from other workshop members. Discover and Learn from Others. Discover, read, and critique the in-progress writing of other members. Help them and learn from the process. Leaving feedback isn't hard and we'll help you. Connect with Other Writers. Meet and connect with other writers to share information, tips, and make friends. Some have even found love amidst reading and reviewing. Get Motivated. Enter contests and challenges like the Strongest Start Competition to keep you motivated to write and edit. Keep Control. Posting on the site keeps your writing within our password environment. You can restrict it further or open it up to the entire Internet for more exposure if you choose.ForumPaid
CrittersCritters is a member of the Critique.org family of on-line workshops/critique groups, and is for serious writers of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. You get your work critiqued in exchange for critiquing the work of others, both of which are invaluable ways to improve your writing.Forum
Writers of ColorHello writers, editors, colleagues, comrades – Don’t you hate when editors use “I don’t know enough writers of color” as an excuse to back up the homogeneity of their publications? We do too. Here’s a fix, brought to you by Durga Chew-Bose, Jazmine Hughes, Vijith Assar, and Buster Bylander. Need someone to cover politics? Here you go. A correspondent in Chicago? We’ve got you covered. We aim to create more visibility for writers of color, ease their access to publications, and build a platform that is both easy for editors to use and accurately represents the writers. The response so far has been overwhelming (thank you!) and we welcome further feedback from both camps, but please realize that this site is run by volunteers and is a work in progress. We still need help fixing mistakes and keeping things running smoothly. Email us if you’re interested in lending a hand, or have suggestions, or just to say hello. If you are hiring, taking pitches, or trying to fill freelance slots, let us know and we’ll retweet you. We also maintain a public Twitter list of all our writers, and we’ve shared the code behind this site on GitHub in case you’d like to set up something similar for a different group or industry. Keep flexing.Tools
MirrorMirror is the next big change in the long history of symbolic communication. Through a decentralized, user-owned, crypto-based network, Mirror’s publishing platform revolutionizes the way we express, share and monetize our thoughts. Joining Mirror does not only make you a community member. It makes you a co-owner of the platform. As a result, our platform is a sum of our contributors. Let's $WRITE.ForumToken
National Association of Hispanic JournalistsThe National Association of Hispanic Journalists is the leading organization for Latinos in the media. We are dedicated to the recognition and professional advancement of Latinos in the news industry, plus excellence in coverage of the entire Latino community.PerksEventsNewsletterJobsPaidCourses