Echo Writers
Monthly Crit Group

Echo Writers is a monthly critique group of story writers in and around Los Angeles who are looking to improve their short form. Our goal is to help refine our work towards submittable, publication-ready pieces.

We take our cues from the Milford style of critique, and preserve a schedule where each member provides and receives feedback every time we meet so everyone comes away with something to work from after each meeting.




Details about our meetings


  • We meet every first Sunday at 3:00pm.

  • Our sessions last 2+ hours with 4-5 min segments per individual crit given. Timing refined as we go.

  • We meet at a member's residence. Street parking is available. Address provided to participants.

  • We have an 6800 maximum word count for submissions.

  • We skew towards short-form literary and speculative fiction and will entertain other story-based genres on occasion. We don't critique poetry.





Interested in joining?

We'd love to hear from writers from a diversity of backgrounds and styles who meet these criteria: 

  • You are 18 years of age or over.

  • You are an experienced writer working towards publication.

  • You have experience with crit groups and can commit to reading and providing incisive, meaningful creative feedback in the format requested for each meeting (not after).

  • You can commit to receiving the same feedback from others in the group with grace.

  • You are okay with small dogs. There will be one small, friendly, obedient dog who snores in laps.

  • You're willing to abide by our rules and bylaws.

  • You acknowledge that your first meeting would be a trial run to check the fit with the group.


If this is you, and you're interested, email the group with a description of where you are in your writing, your goals, and a writing sample of no more than 4k words. We'll get back to you when we can.





How to reach us:

Echo Writers

Somewhere in Echo Park

Los Angeles, CA 90026