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About Us

Reston Town Center

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Reston Writers, originally Verge Writers, was founded in January 2010 as a way for writers in Northern Virginia to connect with each other, sharing their manuscripts and receiving constructive criticism as we helped each other become better writers. We are a Fiction-only group but allow for a wide range of writing styles including nano-fiction to epic novels.

Since then we’ve waxed and waned as a group, with many of our members graduating to greatness. We have also become a more serious group that only admits serious writers. If you’re just starting out, this group is most likely not for you. We generally focus on taking writers from their second draft to a point where beta reads and professional, technical edits are all that should remain for your manuscript to be ready for publication.

If you’d like to join us, please visit our official meetup page at In addition to your application on meetup, we ask that you please send a writing sample as an Attachment! to application at and make sure you get a confirmation email.