Whether you are new to creative writing, getting back into it, or a seasoned author, Capitol Hill Writers Group provides the right amount of structure when you’re balancing full-time employment and a family.
The close-knit community of fiction writers is your sounding board for new work. Deadlines and accountability help you form writing habits that last throughout your professional career. Constructive feedback from varied viewpoints enrich your writing, just as your unique perspectives on life and writing contribute to the group.
We have two main recruitment periods, during which we form new writing groups based on the number of interested applicants. After a group forms, consenting members can add new members as needed or desired throughout the year. If you submit an application after the close of a recruitment period, we will hold your application for consideration until the next recruitment period.
2017 Open Recruitment Dates
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please complete the form below with your name, email address, and personal statement. For your personal statement, please include:
– a brief description of your writing background,
– the genre(s) in which you write,
– the day(s) of the week and time(s) that you can meet, and
– what you hope to get out of being in a group.
We do not require a writing sample at this time. Applications are due at 11:59 PM on the last day of open recruitment. You will be notified of your status within two weeks after the respective deadline.
Below are the writing groups that are currently part of the CHWG network. Click the plus sign to read more about each group.
If you see an existing group that is currently recruiting new members, you may request to join that group in your application. Acceptance depends on the applicant’s fit with the other group members and on available spots. New groups form twice a year – in June and January. Check the Apply page for more information on application deadlines.