Scribophile is a respectful online writing workshop and writer’s community. Writers of all skill levels join to improve each other’s work with thoughtful critiques and by sharing their writing experience.

We’re the writing group to join if you want to find beta readers, get the best feedback around, learn how to get published, and be a part of the friendliest and most successful writing workshop online.

With 1,466,415 critiques served for 255,020 works, and 5,118,100 posts in 165,196 threads in our writing forums.

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Get feedback on your writing and find beta readers in our huge online writing group

Improve your writing by receiving detailed critiques

Scribophile is famous for the detailed and helpful critiques our members exchange. The critiques you’ll get are so much more than just a pat on the back—you’ll get actionable ways to improve your writing.

As part of our community, you’ll be writing critiques for others too. Members tell us again and again that learning how to write great critiques dramatically improved their own writing.

Find beta readers for your story or novel

Beta readers are a critical part of preparing your story or novel for publication, and meeting them is what Scribophile’s all about. As you participate in our large and vibrant community, you’ll meet people excited to beta read your work and give you feedback on what to improve.

Learn from a vast collection of free writing resources

Besides the insightful critiques you’ll get in our writing workshop, we have a huge amount of free resources in our professional writing academy. Our writing forums are busy with thousands of writers from all over the world talking shop.

Make lifelong friends in our busy community of writers

Writing is a solitary art, but that doesn’t mean you have to be lonely. Lucky for you there are thousands of writers on Scribophile every day, and we’re a really friendly bunch. You’ve never seen a writing group like this one!

Scribophile was the first place I stopped when I went from being an I-wanna-be-a-writer to I-am-an-author. Now I have four international bestselling novels with major publishers, and when authors come to me I always send them to Scribophile.

Genevieve Graham, published with Simon & Schuster

People are saying nice things about us:

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Giving and receiving critiques on Scribophile made a big difference to the quality of my writing. I learned how to write a query letter here and that led to an agent and a book deal.

Ruth Lauren, published with Bloomsbury

And there’s even more for writers...

My years on Scribophile have given me a master’s level education in writing. The critiques are great, but I’ve learned as much from reading and analyzing other writers on Scribophile. I don’t think I could have polished my novel to a publishable level without this site. I’m an addict.

Laura Creedle, The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily published with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Plus, get writing advice from the pros

Our writing group is more than just a place to get feedback and hang out with other awesome writers. The Writing Academy is filled with free, objective, and informative writing articles by industry professionals on topics from fundamentals like show vs. tell to advanced stuff like haiku poetry.

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Just a few of the free tutorials at the Writing Academy

Scribophile’s critiquing system made a huge difference in my understanding of stories and how to write them. Even more importantly, the group of writing friends I’ve made there have been a constant fount of support, advice, and general awesomeness as I continue to mature as a writer.

Stewart Baker, Writers of the Future 2015 Q2 1st place winner

By the way, Scribophile helps get you published

Check out the latest publications from our awesome members!

Lydia Rodriguez

May 13 — Lydia Rodriguez’s horror flash Hide and Seek will be published in Friday Flash Fiction.

Brian Lancaster

April 20 — Brian Lancaster’s gay romance novel Companion Required will be published by Pride Publishing.

Ewan Dougall

April 11 — Ewan Dougall’s crime short story A Daughter's Love will be published in Unsettling Reads.

Jerry Quinn

March 17 — Jerry Quinn’s non fiction article Putting the Fact in Fantasy will be published in Penguin Random House.

Anne Louise Pepper

March 5 — Anne Louise Pepper’s literary flash flash The Owl will be published in The Citron Review.


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