Links to Writers' Groups and Workshops
I am an overseas member of SFWA, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. SFWA is the main professional organisation for authors of science fiction, fantasy, and related genres.
I am a member of Codex, an online group for "neopro" writers of speculative fiction. Members must have sold work at professional level, or graduated from a recognised genre workshop. Codex is full of energy and enthusiasm, with a lively forum and critiquing system.
I am a member of Critters, an online workshop for speculative fiction writers. Anyone can join Critters. I recommend Critters to writers who are just starting out, or making their first few sales, but it can also be useful for more experienced writers.
I am a member of Northwrite SF, a group of SF/Fantasy writers in the north of England who meet several times a year for in-person workshopping. Membership is via credentials or by assessment of a writing sample.
I have previously attended the Milford UK workshop, held annually in Wales over a week in late summer. Attendees must have sold at least one story or novel. I recommend this workshop to any writers who can spare a week and can get to Snowdonia. For more details, read my report on Milford 2005.