Since its foundation in 1986, the Glasgow Science Fiction Writers’ Circle has spawned several novelists, and its short story writers have seen their work published in the professional SF press around the world, appearing in anthologies, magazines, and annual year’s best collections.
We hold fortnightly meetings in Glasgow city centre and our critiques operate according to the Milford Rules. Members have a couple of weeks to read a submitted story or novel excerpt and prepare comments. Then, on the night of a discussion, with the author present, the other writers critique it, going around the table. After this the author of the piece gets to reply to their critique. It’s a method that’s worked exceedingly well for us over the years.
If you’re interested in participating in our group, please email us.