Continuously improve your writing by critting the works of others and building relationships with other authors who will help you with your own manuscript.
Crit a couple of stories to gain enough credits.
Use your credits to submit your own story for review.
Use the crits to improve your manuscript.
We don't like to brag, but we don't mind letting our members do it for us. Here are a few nice things folks have said about our platform over the years.
“Critique circle has one of the widest scopes of ensuring improvement for real writers. A brilliant step to publication.”
“"Me like Critique Circle - it good!" That's how I USED to write, before joining Critique Circle. Now, thanks to the many fine members of CC, my writing is much, much gooder. Okay, I'm still a newbie, but it's an improvement. ;)”
“The set-up is really great, and honestly, I couldn't think of a better way for aspiring authors to hone in on the craft. The people are typically nice and it's great to forge, if not friendship, at least mutual respect for other writers.”
“I just wanted to say that all though I've just started by reading a couple of things, this place looks really helpful and awesome. I'm also impressed with the writing here. I look forward to visiting often. :) ”
“(*)Critique Circle(*) is the place to learn the art of writing. The advice and gentle corrections I receive have brought me a long way on my journey towards becoming a good writer.”
“I’d like to thank members of Critique Circle (www.critiquecircle.com), an online international writing site for all authors, many of whom critiqued my book and significantly improved it. Christine Merritt”
“I first learned about Critique Circle from Writers Digest. It is the only writing forum I visit everyday!”
“This is not one of those sites that you can post your writing and readers give you a "good job, keep up the good work!" Critique Circle is filled with many talented writers who know what their talking about, and your writing will improve after that first critique.”
“ This site is superior to other ones I've joined. The quality of the reviews and reviewers is exceptional. I have even gone so far as to advertise this site on other critique websites, because I really do think that this one is best!”
“I've been a member of CC for several years now, and aside from the awesome community and wonderful friendships I've made here, I believe the crits I've received have been a factor in getting quite a few short stories published. :D Thank you, wonderful critters, and thank you CC!”
The Critique Circle blog is written by our members and is filled with interesting articles about writing.
Few aspiring authors have much affection for agents and publishers, who have rejected them countless times for seemingly no good cause. I can't say I'm much different, but I have recently developed a great sense of empathy for the gatekeepers of the industry.
Membership is free and always has been. There is also a premium subscription that you can buy which unlocks additional features and perks.
Critique Circle first came online in October 2003 and has been running continuously ever since. It is one of the oldest writing websites out there.
We have thousands of members that are actively using the site and are closing in on one million served critiques.
Stories submitted to CC are not considered 'published online' and cannot be found on search engines. You can manage your story accessibility yourself and delete them at any time.