“You fail only if you stop writing.”   —Ray Bradbury

Are You Ready for the Flash Fiction-athon?

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 6:30 pm

Got a story under a thousand words you’ve been kicking around? If so, you’re in luck, because the TWA Flash Fiction-athon will give you the perfect opportunity to show it off! 
Email your story to critique@tampawriters.org by Friday, December 2 and the TWA gang will read it and critique for the December 7 meeting. You don’t even have to be a member of TWA for this magic to happen–just submit it and we’ll do the rest!
To Connect via Zoom, Click This Link at 6:15 p.m.:


Tampa’s Longest-Running Critique Group Meets Three Times a Month via Hybrid Format (Zoom + In-Person) – All Are Welcome!

Critique groups are on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

See details below.

Guest Speakers are on the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

See details below.


How Do I Attend a Meeting?

The location for folks who want to meet in person is North Tampa Branch Public Library, in Classroom 9.

The address is: 8916 N Blvd, Tampa, FL 33604. It is just south of the intersection of North Boulevard and Busch Boulevard.

To Connect to the Critique Meetings via ZOOM, click this link at 6:15 p.m.:


How Do I Participate In a Critique?

  1. Download and critique the submissions found on this website at GROUPS>CRITIQUE GROUP>CRITIQUE GROUP DOWNLOADS approximately one week in advance of the meeting date. Entry requires the password “Critic”.
  2. On Wednesday, connect via video call or in person to share your critiques. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.
  3. Email your comments directly to the author after the critique. The author’s email address will be included in their submission. 
  4. Membership is not required to download the submissions and attend meetings, but only members may submit work for critique.

Can I mail my critiques to the author? 

No. We are not providing home addresses of the authors. Please send your comments via email. 

I hate technology and I don’t want to do this. 

That’s okay. You are welcome to download the submissions and email your comments directly to the author. No need to attempt the video call. Or, you can wait for the live group to resume. 

Is this free? 

Using the Zoom software to join this call is free. TWA is paying for a Zoom Pro membership to make this work. Your annual dues are covering this cost. Thanks for being a member and making this possible! 

What other questions do you have?

Email them to critique@tampawriters.org.