Frequently Asked Questions

Where does FCCW Meet?

We meet Thursdays from 7:00-8:45 p.m. at Oakleaf Christian Fellowship 7550 Collins Road Jacksonville, FL 32244. This is west of I-295 and directly across from Hillcrest Baptist Church. 

Do I have to be a Christian to join FCCW?

You do not have to be a Christian to join FCCW.  All writers are welcome.  We open and close each meeting with prayer for member writing goals because we believe in the power of prayer.  We promote a variety of regional events for writers and we support our fellow writing groups in NE Florida. 

How much does it cost to join?

Membership dues are $26 a year.  We collect dues in January.  If you join later in the year, the dues will be prorated. 

Visitors are welcome to observe a meeting at no cost. Visitors submitting a manuscript for critique must pay $1 per visit.   You may visit as often as you like, but if regularly submitting material for critique, it is more cost-effective to join. 

Are FCCW members targeting the Christian market?

Some members are targeting the Christian market and some aren't.  Members bring manuscripts in all genres: fiction, non-fiction, business, sci-fi, romance, articles, blog entries, you name it.  If you want to improve your writing, bring whatever you're writing. 

FCCW officers reserve the right to rule out inappropriate manuscripts should the occasion ever arise. 

May I bring a manuscript for critique?

Members are encouraged to bring a manuscript for critique every week.  Manuscripts must not exceed 1,000 words, must be double-spaced, include continuous line numbering and the writer's name. 

A visitor must pay $1 to submit a manuscript until s/he becomes a member of FCCW.

May I bring my child with me?

FCCW is for adults 18 years and older.  No childcare is provided.  Adults only please.  We encourage you to check your local library if you're interested in literary events for your children.