The OWG was founded in 1983 and has been active ever since helping our members achieve publication. We have between fifteen and twenty members, writing both fiction and non-fiction.
We meet in members’ houses where we take turns to read extracts of our work-in-progress for constructive criticism. In addition, we support each other by sharing information about the rapidly changing world of publishing and celebrating our many successes.
In 2005 we formed a publishing co-operative, OxPens, and have since published the five highly successful anthologies of ‘Oxford Stories’, details of which you will find on this website. OxPens has also published other books written by OWG members. You will find details of these books in the section Other OxPens Publications.