A Literary Fiction Writing Community

Welcome to the Chicago Literary Writers' website! We are a writing group that focuses on literary fiction. Established in 2007, we meet every other week at a local coffee shop to discuss members' stories, share writing prompts, and support each other through our literary journeys. We keep our group small, so that everyone has the opportunity to have their writing workshopped on a regular basis. As we occasionally have members who move on for graduate school or other life changes, we do find ourselves with openings in the group from time to time.

‚ÄčIn order to join, we do require a writing sample. We feel it is important to find writers who are both serious about their craft and who will fit in with the dynamic of the group. Please keep in mind that we focus only on literary fiction, so while we love poetry, plays, screenplays, genre fiction, and the people who write them, we are not the group for you if you do not write literary fiction. If you have questions about our group, please email chicagoliterarywriters@gmail.com or reach out via our contact page. If you're interested in joining us, please fill out an application. We look forward to hearing from you!