You've discovered the net's oldest, best and indeed nicest community for writers. Since our founding two decades ago, we've brought writers together from all over the globe. We exist to serve each and every member's needs... social, business, professional and beyond. This is what you can expect to do here:
Do some confidential networking. Avoid the pitfalls. It helps that we have a tame agent, too!
Basic membership is free forever. It gives you fully-functional access to the Colony’s most popular areas. Become a Full Member for an astonishingly low monthly or yearly sub.
Forget expensive “literary consultancies”. This is where great writing is forged. Litopia’s entirely private Writing Groups will take your manuscript to a new level.
Not by sharks! Not by weasels! But by people like you. Who care about writing and writers. Treating writers ethically is very important to us.
It can be a tough gig, writing. Fortunately, the Colony is here for you – the troughs as well as the peaks. We’ll celebrate your successes and sustain you through the lows.
Free (we like that word) to join, Litopia’s monthly Writers’ Huddles are legendary. Put your name down for the next one – you’ll thank us, truly.
Every Sunday literary agent Peter Cox and his invited guests review the weeks’ manuscript submissions – live & on-air. For the first time ever, writers can watch as their submissions are evaluated.
Pop-Up Submissions® demystifies the manuscript submission process. Join us to watch – or make – a submission!
Litopia’s Writing Groups have proven to be some of the most valued parts of the Colony. This is the where you can road-test your work-in-progress: honing your writing skills with your peers while developing your next publishing project.
Every month, a new micro-writing challenge designed to get your writing juices really flowing.
It’s quick, risk-free, and it’s addictively exciting! Experiment while you hone your skills! Just for Litopians.
Wherever in the world you are, you can join Litopia’s live monthly Writers’ Huddle. With answers to all the questions you can bring, plus help and support with submissions and anything else that happens to be on your writerly mind. There’s nothing else like it!
“Litopia is definitely the most supportive writing forum around, and the Flash Club each month where we post micro-fictions has been a great stimulus to creative writing for many of us. What is unique about the Litopia Colony, though, has to be the well-attended live Pop-Up Submissions where AgentPete shares his initial responses to submitted extracts from works in progress. It is a participatory and immensely insightful experience.”
“The strength of Litopia is the people. I’m grateful that I have got to know a wide range of talented writers – in the company of these friendly, helpful and inspiring people, one’s own standard of writing can only be raised. So what are you waiting for? Join in and I’ll see you in the Flash Club!”
“Litopia’s the place to be for all budding writers, who want to truly bloom and thrive. It’s fun, full-on and friendly.”
“Thank you, Litopia! You have inspired me when the muse didn’t flow and I was ready to pull my hair out. You didn’t judge me when my writing was utter dribble, but instead you supported me with your brilliant feedback and advice. But above all, I have learnt so much from you all. Litopia is by far the best writer’s forum around.”
“I firmly believe I wouldn’t be published at all if not for Litopia. The feedback available and the sense of community were invaluable to me when I was testing the waters, learning about the industry, and honing my skills as a writer. They still are invaluable to me because no one in this business can go it alone. Litopia is a safe haven where I can help others, learn from them in turn, and hang out online with my awesome writing friends.”
“Litopia is my favourite online writing hangout. In fact, nowadays, my only online writing hangout. It may call itself a Colony, but it’s more like a constellation. Everyone’s doing their own thing, but it’s also a community, a forge, a watering hole, occasionally melancholic (well, writers, you know) but often funny, plenty of food for thought and unfailingly friendly.”