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walterstc from Atlanta is reading Best American Short Stories 2016 October 6, 2017 - 10:36am

To whoever is interested.

  My name is Taylor Walters and I am an unpublished short story writer focusing on literary fiction. Literary is the big-ass umbrella, but I'm also interested in sci-fi, k-mart realism, magic realism, myth, suspense. My goal is to capture these genres in a literary fashion.

Anyways, I am interested in starting a critique group through Lit Reactor. I have been practicing the short story craft for around three years now and am looking for similar writers. I do not care about your C.V. as much as your dedication to giving/receiving honest, thoughtful critiques and putting in the hours to make yourself better. That's why I'm here. 

I would love to have a group of maybe 6 to 10 dedicated short story writers in the literary genre. I don't care if you write a fantasy/ steam-punk story as long as the genre itself is used in a literary way that serves to enhance the story instead of merely frame it. 

Rules are subject to change, but I picture each of us finishing a rough but critique-able short story every two weeks. Then we will switch with another writer in the group for a full on critique.  Other critiques are welcome, but when I critique a story I dedicate a solid 4 to 5 hours and two reads minimum. I expect no less of the other group members. And that is why I suggest one cross-critique ever two weeks because I want to write more than critique. 

To me, this group will be a rag-tag bunch of serious literary writers who can laugh at the occasional dick joke. I want to have fun, but I am also dead-set on getting published and if you aren't serious then don't respond. Email me at Walterstc3@gmail.com if you are interested. Or message me on here. (I'm not exactly sure how this site works, which is why I gave my Gmail.) 

Cheers!

 - Taylor