I probably shouldn’t be surprised, but I was for a moment. While reading the comments over at Island Whispers I discovered three websites that are set up sort of like writers groups in that members post writing for (hopefully) peer review. In no particular order:
- Review Fuse, with a slogan of Igniting Creativity. Fairly new, devoted to fiction. They also have a blog, Free to register, but you’ve got to submit and review if you want to paritcipate. I may see if I can create a category for non-fiction since that’s what I do.
- CritiqueCircle.com has been around since 2003. Apparently free. I’ve submitted an application to join. Also appears to be mostly fiction.
- The Next Big Writer charges a small amount if you want to submit your writing for review, but if you only want to review other’s it’s free. Has some great testimonials. Also has non-fiction as well as all sorts of fiction (I don’t feel left out here) and a blog.
- Gather – devoted to conversation between people. Gather isn’t a review site as such, but apparently some have discovered they can use it that way. Free. Can be difficult to find the right group but it might very well be worth it.
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