We are NOT an online writers group. We meet face-to-face in the Seattle, WA area to workshop each other’s writing. Submitting work, in this case, means requesting that we workshop your piece at the next meeting.

First things first: Have you already attended at least one NSWG workshop? If not, that’s the first thing you need to do. Before you can submit your own work to be workshopped by the group, we require that you attend at least one workshop session.

  • Why? So that you’ll know what you’re getting yourself into!
  • How? Attend! That way you can see the process firsthand, and be prepared for it when it’s your turn. Attending your first meeting also gives you the opportunity to join our private mailing lish, which is where you’ll have the opportunity to get on the workshop schedule.
  • And how do you do get on the workshop schedule? At some point in the week before we meet, I’ll ask on the Yahoo group “Who’s up for workshop?” If you’re ready, speak up!

It’s as simple as that!

Once you’re on the workshop schedule, what do you need to bring with you? 

On the day you’re going to be workshopped, it’s up to you to provide a printed copy of your work to everyone who attends. Those workshop copies should ALWAYS:

  • Be printed in black ink on white paper.
  • Be printed in a simple, readable font of at least 12pt
  • Have standard margins of at least one inch on all sides
  • Be double spaced

If you want people to read your stuff and write notes on your copy for you, make sure you give them space!

How many copies should you bring? Speak with us at another meeting to get a sense for current attendance levels – they fluctuate. The group has gone through years where a dozen members show up regularly, and years where it’s usually just three of us sitting around a big table. A lot changes over the course of 20+ years of history!