Writing Forums is a free community for writers to connect and interact, that has accumulated over 23,500 members since its inception in 2013.

You can register for free and begin to interact right away in the several online forums the community offers. You can participate in forums related to general writing topics. Other forums are more niched down, such as "Poetry" or "Prose". There are also forums to discuss off-topic issues and to self-promote your writing or website.

The online forums are a great place to ask questions, request advice and feedback, and share your insights and experiences. On the other hand, this community will allow you to meet like-minded authors and bounce off ideas with them.

If you desire to practice your writing skills, you can join Writing Forums contests. There are currently two monthly competitions, besides the one-off contests. Furthermore, you can improve your writing abilities by leveraging the resources list. This growing resources library contains hundreds of useful links and guides for writers. You can sort through the list and filter it to find exactly what you are looking for.

The community is free, but it also has some paid membership options. "Friends of WF" costs $5/month. On the other hand, "Financial Supporter" costs $50/year and "Financial Patron", costs $200/year. Each membership comes with added benefits, that you can check out on the community's membership page.


  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2002
  • Founders:

    Carole Hill

  • Amount of members: 23,500
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual


Join a community of thousands of authors:
Writing Forums has thousands of members from all over the world, who gather in the online forums to discuss writing and the author's lifestyle. You can make friends and meet like-minded people who get your frustrations and your enthusiasm for writing.

Practice your writing skills:
The community offers its members several contests and challenges to improve their writing skills. There are currently two monthly competitions, as well as other one-off contests.

Learn more with a growing resource library:
Writing Forums has a growing list of useful resources for writers. You will find resources on general writing, publishing, poetry, and more!

  • Monthly Cost
  • Yearly Cost



No requirements.


Learning Events

Writing Forums offer its members several contests and challenges to improve their writing skills. There are monthly fiction competitions, called "Literary Maneuvers", and also monthly poetry challenges.

Networking Events

The community has several forums for members to connect and bounce off ideas. Some of the forums include "Writing Related" and "Publishing" to talk about perfecting your craft and the author's lifestyle. Depending on your preferred style or genre, you can join forums like "Poetry" and "Prose (fiction and non-fiction)". But there are also forums like "The Living Areas" to have more off-topic conversations with members of the community. Lastly, a forum like "Beyond the Forum" allows you to self-promote your writing, website, and other external links.

Content Library

Writing Forums has a growing list of useful resources for writers. You can find resources in the following categories: General Writing Advice, Poetry, and Writing Software. Furthermore, you can filter resources by top-rated or featured resources.

They also have a member bookstore where they showcase publish works by members.

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