The North Texas Speculative Fiction Workshop (NTSFW.com) focuses on writing speculative fiction for publication. We are a free, open to the public, writer’s workshop that meets monthly on the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Hurst Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 6pm. Our members are both beginners and published.
Requirements for membership:
- Write speculative fiction
- Write to be published in today’s market
- Attend & participate at (most) monthly meetings
- Be willing to be critiqued and learn
- Be respectful
None, though we do accept contributions for various projects.
In 2003, the founders of NTSFW-Pat, Shawn, & Rick (also members of the DFW Writers Workshop) realized the need for a speculative fiction-specific workshop where the authors understood the spec fic genre’s tropes. We began meeting in members’ homes until Barnes & Noble graciously offered their space for our monthly meetings. After the workshop, we usually end up at BJ’s across the parking lot.
Our group is usually located on the far right as you enter, behind the coffeeshop in the back right corner. (but not always).
We upload our submissions for critique to a private Yahoogroup and we do critiques both electronically and live at the meeting.
We ask potential members to visit once before asking to join the group. If you like us and want to join, email Alley at alleypat //at// gmail.com and let her know you attended and want to join the yahoogroup. Put NTSFW in the subject please.
Hope to see you soon!