short question
September 14, 2012 1:17 PM   Subscribe

What are the best online communities for short story writers?

Last weekend, for the first time in a decade, I sat down and wrote a short story. I write professionally, but this was just me cranking out 3,000 words for myself, and it felt fantastic.

Now that I'm gearing up to polish my work and figure out what to write next, it would be helpful to find where the other short story writers hang out. All the groups I know of in L.A. are focused on screenwriting, so I thought I'd look online. Do you guys have suggestions?
posted by roger ackroyd to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
Author and former literary agent Nathan Bransford keeps a fantastic and informative blog and online forum that you might find helpful:

Also, NaNoWriMo might be worth a gander.
posted by chloe.gelsomino at 1:19 PM on September 14, 2012

Absolute Write is definitely one of the go-to writing communities.
posted by restless_nomad at 1:27 PM on September 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

You might like Fictionaut or the Zoetrope All Story Virtual Studio.
posted by Miss T.Horn at 1:30 PM on September 14, 2012

One of the best sites for smaller markets is duotrope. Not a writing community, but their news posts of new journals/anthologies have inspired several short stories (resulting in sales).
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 1:33 PM on September 14, 2012 [2 favorites]

btw, I am in Puerto Rico and starting up a writers' community. I don't know if the on-line would work with never meeting face to face, but if you are up for it, drop me a note in my mailbox.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 1:35 PM on September 14, 2012

The Speakeasy at Poets & Writers is also useful.
posted by Sidhedevil at 2:51 PM on September 14, 2012 [1 favorite]

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