The home for speculative fiction, science fiction, horror and fantasy writers in Queensland, Australia.
Founded in 1996, Vision Writers is a once a month critique group for writers to share feedback and advice in a welcoming, inclusive writing community.JOIN THE FORUM
How to find us
Brisbane Square Library
266 George St,
The meeting room we use is 1.9
11:00am – 2:00pm
First Sunday of the month, except September (when it is the second week), December (when we have the christmas party instead) and January.
If you’re thinking of coming along to a meeting, consider joining the VISION Groups.io Discussion List to check on meeting times and ask questions.JOIN THE FORUM
How Our Meetings Work
Vision Writers Group was founded in September, 1996 by Rowena Cory Daniells, Marianne de Pierres and Adrianne Fitzpatrick.
Our goal to give science fiction, fantasy and horror writers in Queensland a chance to meet their peers, have their work critiqued and critique the work of others. We’re about writing, critiquing, sharing experiences and expanding the opportunities for speculative fiction writers in Queensland and Australia.
The group is centred on our monthly meetings and the Groups.io discussion list. Our aim is to foster a literature-based speculative fiction community that produces good stories and good writers.
At the meeting, we go around the table, one submission at a time, and give feedback to the writer. Feedback should be constructive, helpful and honest, while also being kind and thoughtful.
If you would like to submit for the next meeting, please upload your files into the 'critiques for next meeting' folder on the forum at least ONE WEEK before the next meeting. Maximum word count is 5000 words and the works must be speculative fiction (horror, sci-fi, fantasy, magic realism, etc). If your work is very graphic (sex or violence), you may want to put a warning on the first page.
You don't have to submit to attend! And if it is your first or second time, feel free just to come and listen and meet everyone without critiquing either. Our meetings are an inclusive, welcoming space.JOIN THE FORUM
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