Take writing classes,
meet beta readers,
and become a better writer
in our online writing group

Scribophile is one of the largest and most award-winning online writing communities.

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Make your writing shine
with feedback from other writers

You’ve spent a lot of time writing your story. But how can you make it perfect before you start thinking about publishing?

Scribophile is a writing group focused on getting you feedback on your manuscript. Our points-based peer critique system guarantees you’ll get feedback from writers from all walks of life. You can then use that feedback to polish your writing before you take the next step in your publishing journey.

How Scribophile works

1 Earn points by giving feedback

Earn karma points by critiquing writing. Giving feedback to other writers is fast, easy, fun, and helps improve your own writing, too!

2 Get feedback on your own writing

Spend karma points to post your own writing for critique—anything from flash fiction to novels. Our busy community of writers from all over the world will give you detailed feedback on how to improve it.

3 Make friends and meet beta readers

As you participate in our writing group, you’ll meet and form relationships with other writers. These friends will be your beta readers, ready to help with your current manuscript, and your next ones too!

A headshot of Genevieve Graham.

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

Tides of Honour and others published with Simon & Schuster

Take writing classes
and level up your writing

Our writing classes are taught by bestselling authors, expert teachers, and industry insiders. We have workshops for writers of any skill level, where we cover everything from beginning topics to advanced techniques.

Our writing classes are designed to be both comprehensive and transformational—they’re your fast track to becoming an unforgettable writer.

Some of our upcoming writing classes

  • Writing Creative Nonfiction with Laurie Scheer

    Mar 20, 2023 • 6 week master class

    Author and editor Laurie Scheer teaches you how to write creative nonfiction that grips readers and that editors want to buy.

  • From Novice to Novelist with John DeDakis

    Mar 22, 2023 • 6 week master class

    Award-winning novelist and editor John DeDakis teaches you how to take an idea and turn it into a published novel—everything from brainstorming, to writing effective prose, to industry how-tos.

Improve your writing,
at any skill level

Our writing group welcomes writers of all skill levels—from beginners to published authors, and every writer in between.

Each critique you receive on your manuscript is a fresh perspective for you to incorporate. Our bustling writing forums feature writers discussing the craft twenty-four hours a day. And our extensive Writing Academy is full of insightful articles on the art—and business—of writing.

A headshot of Roz Watkins.

Scribophile played a major part in helping me polish my novel for submission. I learnt a huge amount from critiquing other people’s work, as well as from reading critiques of mine. I now have a wonderful agent and have signed a three-book deal in the UK, a two-book deal in Germany, and a TV option. The book was also shortlisted for The Debut Dagger!

Roz Watkins

The Devil’s Dice and others published with HarperCollins

A headshot of Ruth Lauren.

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

Prisoner of Ice and Snow and others published with Bloomsbury

No more writing alone—
meet your new writer friends

Sometimes, the hardest part of being a writer is how lonely it can get.

That’s why the most important part of Scribophile is our community of hundreds of thousands of writers from all over the world. No matter what genre you write in, or how far along you are in your manuscript, the friends you make at Scribophile will finally take the loneliness out of our solitary craft.

A headshot of Laura Creedle.

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

Ready to take the next step in your writing journey?

It’s easy and free.