Tindal Street Fiction Group was founded in 1983 and is still going strong.
Tindal Street is a no-through-road in Balsall Heath, Birmingham where the group used to meet. Afterwards the group would drink in the Old Moseley Arms. During the 80s and 90s the group produced several anthologies of stories and in 1997 published a book-length collection of stories by Alan Beard, which became a successful dry-run for Tindal Street Press (the publishing company that grew out of the fiction group). The group, however, is a distinct organization from the publisher, with different aims and personnel. Update: Tindal Street Press has been absorbed into the Serpent’s Tail list, and no longer exists as a separate publisher.
TSFG members have had a good success record over the years, including Booker and Orange prize longlistees, winners of several awards, including the Tom-Gallon award, a Shirley Jackson award, and the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger, and appeared in numerous anthologies including several Best British Short Stories anthologies. For a full list of members past and present and their achievements please see this page.
TSFG is currently full. Potential members can still submit work for assessment to join our waiting list and if voted in can become associates of the group which means they can attend some meetings and have their fiction workshopped once a year. If interested please contact the group via the link above.