Note: Go give some hugs to all our new seniors! Extra love to our litters: raspil. spoems, vespera, dreamsinstatic, OfOneSoul, FuzzyHoser, MagicalJoey, inknalcohol, and mirz333!
Literature Links | Group Spotlight | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests | Resources | Open Admin Positions
Literature Community Relations | Contacting Me
- Fanfiction, Fiction, and Nonfiction
- My Prompt Journal (Lit Community Experiment cont.)
- Forum Discussion: YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.
- No One Cares About Your Story
- Forum Discussion: New Lit Seniors
- "Wanna play a game?" Nichrysalis does [and he invites you to as well]!
- The War Story Contest: Grand Prize Showcase
- BloodshotInk asks "If poetry is presented to you over an image are you more likely to read it?"
- Critmas: results!
- " Do you consider self-publishing to be the same/as good as being published? asks The-Magic-Within.
- So you want to join the dA lit community? Part II, Part III and Part IV.
- EliteLiterature asks "Will physical books become a novel commodity in the near or distant future? Why?
- "Does it matter what form you start writing with (poems, short stories, novels, etc.)?" SadisticIceCream wants to know.
- WritersInk's Weekly Round-Up
- Writers of the Revolution, January 6th
- ITU Feature 11 - January 7th, 2013
- Memnalar asks " Which of these would you read?"
- " Will you be entering our "New Years Resolutions" contest?" asks Love-Literature
- Open-Mic-Poetry A hello and short update from Open-Mic-Poetry.
- Who the hell are you?(Or something less aggressive.) a blog from LitLoveCommunity
- The winners of Writers4Life's contest are announced.
- A reminder and Keep reading and writing a blog from PennyStories.
- The winners of writingmadefun's contest have been revealed.
- TheWritersMeow asks " Which deviation did you feel exemplified the New Beginnings prompt best? Please read the rules before voting." and posts a blog with some Happenings in the Literature Community.
- EliteLiterature's Lit of the Week 55! ~pseudometry, ~hyperfluxy and *Psyghostis
- A hello from the new founder of Penpa.
- Self-Publishing's blog 25 Insights On Becoming a Better Writer
- There are now Genre specific folders for fiction and poetry in TheScribblists' gallery.
- knownames shares the Exquisite Corpse Poem some members came up with.
- A Winter Only World Contest Winner [hosted by PoeticalCondition] have been announced. They also give a huge thank you and feature in their recent journal.
- The founder of Writers-At-Heart will be on a temporary hiatus.
- A discussion from InspireTheUninspired regarding US English Curriculum.
- Small update from AuthorsEscape.
- The contest reults from ChasingInk's contest have been announced.
- poetry-book announces the Round 3 Results of Scratch that and begins Round 4.
- Secret Santa Reveals! + Housekeeping from Teenage-Writers
- Write to Write a blog from Lit-WIP
- Feature: #devART-Writers Winners
- Critique Challenge Features from SuperWritersHelp
- devART-Writers' contest results have been revealed..
- Glory-Be-Project updates with a few journals: Glory Be! Day 7 and Day 10
- The results of StoriesAndPoemsClub's competition have been announced.
- WritersInk's poll: " deviantART has recently changed how preview images for literature deviations are displayed. What are your thoughts?"
Literature Links [in other languages!]
- NotreForteresseBrule is hosting a contest, 'Our Fortress is Burning' [French]
- Competition: Unfair Play, Ethereal Comics and Books an update from AmiciNeiSogni. [Italian]
- Voting continues until January 20th for ArteScritta's contest. [Italian]
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This Week's Spotlight
No group spotlight again, instead take this time to go hug the new elderly deviants.
Looking for more groups?
- leoraigarath's Literature Groups List
- Realm-of-Fantasy's list of literature groups[Fantasy, Sci-fi and General]
- My journal has a small list that I've compiled.
- League of Lit Groups: Vol. 4
If you're still not finding a group you like check out the list of all literature groups on dA: Click here!
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Inspiration (Workshops, Prompts and Challenges)
- TheWritersMeow has a new weekly prompt,"Fable". [January 18th]
- Live-Love-Write's Weekly Writing Prompt is an art prompt. [January 20th]
- Writers-Extrodinaire has a new prompt for this week.
- Unseen-Writers' Theme of the Week: The Letter 'Y'
- Weekly Spontaneity: 40 from SixWordStories
- "Misfortune" is Poem-forthe-poemless' fourth weekly prompt.
- Theme Of The Week #5 from KnightsOfRomance.
- PoetryWeek's bi-weekly prompt is "Serendipity". [January 16th]
- ITU Prompt 3 [January 18th]
- theWrittenRevolution's Prompt: January 7, 2013[January 20th]
- The Bi-Monthly prompt for PoeticalCondition is "Escalators"
- Letters-To-Myself's January Prompt: Letters to A New You. [February 1st]
- January's Theme of the Month from APictureToA1000Words
- ScreamPrompt #31, January 2013 [January 31st]
- My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink's January Forms Challenge: Alliterisen [January 22nd]
- SixWordStories' Word and Theme Prompts [January 14th]
- Prompt: Ace of Suns is Literary-Limits' monthly prompt.
- Prose and Poetry Monthly Prompts from lacoterie.
- Sacred-Literature's Monthly Prompt
Workshops and Challenges:
- 'Snow' is Your-Soul-In-Writing's prompt. [January 20th]
- Sharing Presents During The New Year hosted by Fiction-Writers [February 10th]
- Love-Literature's weekly and monthly prompts.
- Writers-Of-Our-Time's prompt: "Until the very end."
Ongoing Challenges[No Deadline]:
- Shelf-of-Friends' Collaboration Project Writing prompts from dA-Literature</li>
- A 50 Theme Challenge from Authors-Academy
- 100 Word Challenge hosted by JustKeepWriting
- A List of Prompts from FeatheredWords.
- full-moon-poetry's 18 themes.
- LITplease's 100 Themes Challenge
- Write 50 Reason's Why You Love Yourself Challenge
- Poetic Journey Project hosted by Masters-of-Poetry.
- Writers-Universal's Publicity Project
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Lit Contests Galore!
These include contests that are purely Literature based and those that have other categories as well, but still accept Literature.
Contests Ending This Week:
- The Pick'N'Mix Contest (January 15th)
- Four Line Long Poems [Poetry only; please see link for details] (January 15th)
- Holiday Prompt Contest [1,500 word limit; please see link for details] (January 15th)
- 2013 and a Time Machine [5-45 lines for poetry; 200-1,200 word limit for prose; please see link for details] (January 21st)
- None this week.
- There is also a group dedicated to listing Literature contests around dA, DALiteratureContests, if you're still looking for more contests!
- Writers-and-Editors has their own list of Literature contests.
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Regular Lit Articles
- The Ladies of Lit: Volume XXVII
- A Symbol View with ^NicSwaner
- Fantastic Feature Tuesday #26
- Friday Night Features LXXXI
- Fabulous Friday Feature 14: Adoration
- Saturday Morning Features - 9
- The Saturday Spotlight for January 12th, 2013
- PoetryToTheMasses Weekly Feature 97
- 30 Writers You Should Discover: Volume XIII
- The Favorites Project #180, #181, #182
- Be A Critic Volume 6
- Literary Compass - Vol. 3
- Writing Without Publishing: Exillior speaks
- DLD to DD January 6, 2013
- The Hidden Artist: Writer Feature 2
- Communal Karma #1
- theWrittenRevolution's Lit News Journal
- LadyLincoln's Journal
- lovetodeviate's Resource Central [Now moved to apocathary’s journal]
- julietcaesar's List of Useful Writing Blogs
- WorldWar-Tori's Literature Resources
- #Critique-It's Resources: Writing
- #FantasyLiterature's Helpful Links
- Tips for the Messy Writer
Writing Resources [General]
- Writing Resources for Everyone
- Jump Start Your Story
- Guides and Lessons for Effective Writing
- LaMonaca's Writing Guides
- LitResources' folder for Literature Tutorials
- How to Write Fan Fiction - P1
- How to Write Euphonically
- OokamiKasumi's Writing Tips and Tricks
- English 101 Index: A Grammar Series
- ElaineRose's Writing Lessons
- Ten Tips for Writing
- 10 Tips for Novel Writers
- Back-To-Basics Screenwriting With Snappy
- Organizing Your Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novel
- Style vs. Voice - A Guide
- Grammar and Your Story
- Three Act Structure
- The Hard Work of Poetry
- Tips For Editing Poetry
- Haiku Theory Part 1
- Haiku and Eastern Poetry
- Poetic Forms
- Poetry Self-Edit Quick Start Guide and Checklist
- "Poeticks: On Imagery" 1 of 3, "Poeticks: On Imagery" 2 of 3, and "Poeticks: On Imagery" 2 of 3
Critiquing and Miscellaneous Resources
- Search Engines for Serious Writers
- The NonVerbal Thesaurus
- How to Write Without Editing
- 9 Editing Tips You (Possibly) Haven't Heard Before
- Writing Useful Critiques
- Prose Critique Basics
- Beta Reading Tutorial
- Murdering Mary Sue
- Characterization and Names
- Describing your Characters
- Rehab for Roleplayers
- SadisticIceCream's Publishing Resources List
- leoraigarath's Resources on the Side
- Resources for Aspiring Authors
- On-Writing - Getting Published
- Getting Published the Hard Way
- Tips on Self Publishing
- Writing Exercise-Book Proposal
- How to Get a Literary Agent
- What Makes A Good Editor?
- apocathary has created a customised calendar for submissions to Australian journals and competitions. [It can still be useful for others as some listed accept international submissions too.]
- Divertir Publishing is an independent publisher and they also publish short story collections. Check out their dA: DivertirPublishing
- An Idiot's Guide to Publishing
- An Idiot's Guide to Book Publishing
- Harmless [Magazine]
- Steampunk Tales
- G.W. Review
- The Missing Slate
- Second Look
- Verandah Literary Journal
- Machine of Death
- Cram Magazine
- dotdotdash Magazine
- Alliterati Magazine
- Linear Literary Journal
- Grawlix Poetry E-Zine
- Chautauqua Literary Journal
- Pocket Thoughts
- Quantum Fairy Tales
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Looking to help out the Lit Community?
- One co-founder is wanted to help keep the group running smoothly at Authors-Academy
- 1 Blogger(various) and 2 Gallery Moderators are the current open positions at InspireTheUninspired
- Two Contributors are wanted at WordsOfPower.
- A founder is needed at the group, BleedingHeartsPoetry.
- PowerfulWriting would like a few more contributors.
- The group, Writing-My-Soul, would like to add one contributor to help with submissions.
- devLIT is looking for some extra help around the group.
- Moderators are wanted at OnlyPoetry..
- TheseWordsaremyheart is looking for a founder to take over the group.
- Contributors are needed at TheScribblists.
- General Administrators are wanted at Poetry-is-AWESOME.
- The group, Your-Soul-In-Writing is looking for someone to take over the group.
- DelveMag issues a Call for Participation in the form of contributors.
- SuperWritersHelp is in need of prose and poetry critics.
- Two Match Makers are Beta-Readers' current open positions.
- Calling-All-Poetry would like 2 general admins.
- GrammarNaziCritiques is looking for some critics.
- Kakikotoba would like a few contributors to help out with the group.
- 1 Feature Writer and 2 Recruiters are the current open positions at Love-Literature.
- SimplyGoodPoetry is looking for new Contributors
- 2 Community Liaisons and 2 Critics are needed over at LITplease.
- The group, FlashFictionLives is looking for some active members to help run the group.
- LOVE-Original-LIT is in need of Prose, Poetry, Critique admins, as well as a judge for group hosted contests.
- Voters and weekly and monthly bloggers are wanted at Letters-To-Myself
- One admin position is available at TeenagedLiterature.
- RomanceforEveryone would like Bi-Weekly Blog Feature Manager, Bi-Weekly Blog Feature Helpers, Resources Director, Critique Approvers, and some General Administrators.
- 2 Contributor positions are open at InspireTheUninspired
- FictionWriters101 needs a co-founder and contributors.
- 2 assistants, prize commissioners, 1 News crew, and critics are APictureToA1000Words’s current admin vacancies.
- General admins are needed to help with submission at Masters-of-Poetry.
- Critics/Commenters are wanted in the group, Live-Love-Write.
- A co-founder and general admins are needed to help run lit-lash.
- A Sci-Fi Short Story Folder Manager is needed at FantasyAuthorsGuild.
- WritingForEveryone still needs a few contributors.
- YouAsTheNarrator is looking to fill the following positions: 2 Gallery Moderators, 2 Character Bio Moderators, 4 Chatroom Moderators, 4 Promotion Moderators, 2 Gallery Contributors, and Comment Contributors.
- Adopt-A-Writer is looking mentors and mentees.
- EditorialSquad is in need of various staff.
- New admins are wanted at Unconventional-Story.
- 2 Affiliates/PR Admins, 2 Pay It Forward Admins, and 4 Critics are open at lacoterie.
- Members to host workshops and Contributors are needed at Writers-Workshop
- 8 Critiquers, 3 Lit-Pickers, and 1 Affiliate Admin are needed at LitResources.
- Open Positions over at SixWordStories, they need: Project Managers and Contest Managers.
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Literature Community Relations
thorns - thorn's DD Suggestion Guidelines
BeccaJS - Beccalicious' DD Suggestion Guidelines
neurotype - neurotype's DD Suggestion Guidelines
Nichrysalis - NicSwaner's DD Suggestion Guidelines
JZLobo - JZLobo's DD Suggestion Guidelines [Only Fan Fiction.]
Go on and send your literature DD suggestions to them!
#CRLiterature Community Relations Literature Chatroom
Literature CR Update - December 2012 / January 2013
December's Literature Daily Deviations
Posting Guidelines - Literature Forum
Monthly Literature Critique Thread: January
FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #18: Who selects the Daily Deviation and how is it chosen?
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?
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Want your group to be spotlighted; your Literature project? See something you don't like? That you like? Want changed or removed? Have a suggestion for the next issue? Then please send me a note! The Literature Community is huge, so I'm always going to miss something or make a mistake, don't be afraid to let me know. ♥
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