Literature Links | Group Spotlight | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests | Resources | Open Admin Positions
Literature Community Relations | Contacting Me
- ^neurotype posts some new things in her A Smattering of Lit News article!
- Community Project: One-Sentence-At-A-Time
- ^NicSwaner Updates his DD Suggestion Guidelines.
- Complain and Win a Prize
- Light Up Their Eyes: StJoan
- Forum Discussion: Are you good at writing action scenes?
- Recap Episode and 100 Pieces of Lit.
- Forum Discussion: GRRM on Writing
- Forum Discussion: YOUR MOM(...DOESN'T COUNT AS A CRITIQUE PARTNER.)
- Want to fill your holiday with something exciting? ^Beccalicious knows some great things for you to do.
- Forum Discussion: Voice
- "How do you feel about crowd-sourced publishing?" *SadisticIceCream wants to know.
- " What are your favorite kind of horror stories and why (comment)?" asks =AzizrianDaoXrak.
- ^NicSwaner has his own Miniature Literature Community Experiment: Answer a question about yourself, share a piece of literature from your gallery and from someone you admire, and ask a question of your own.
- Forum Discussion: Put on your big kid pants, writer noobs.
- Operation WFP: The Results!
- ITU Feature 9 - December 25th, 2012
- Vintage Christmas Contest: Results
- `HaveTales-WillTell asks "Favorite book or book series featuring anthropomorphic animals?"
- #writers-central has discontinued their weekly challenge.
- #Lit-WIP posts a few updates.
- More updates with features & upcoming contest from #Kakikotoba
- The winners of #My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink's Winter Contest have been revealed.
- #Calling-All-Poetry gives a quick update.
- #lyriclub's Discussion Blog 5:What do you like most about writing?
- A hello and an update from #Your-Soul-In-Writing.
- #EliteLiterature's Lit of the Week 53! ~trembling-knees, ~witwitch and *RiseandBe
- Fantasy Sub Genres, #Novels-Only has some new submission folder ideas.
- Apologies, Affiliates, and You an update from #Poets-Are.
- What Will Happen to our Poems? an update on #LITplease's poetry prompts.
- The winners for #writingmadefun's contest have been announced.
- CRLiterature Journal Promotion and Contest Updates from #InspireTheUninspired.
- First Secret Santa Roundup from #Teenage-Writers.
- #OnlyPoetry gives and update on the group's situation.
- The Weekly Update from #Writers-Extrodinaire
- #My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink and #SuperWritersHelp ask: If you write about evil characters (serial killers for example) and you really get into the psyche of the character, does that make you evil?"
- Winners of the Write and Revise Contest
- A bit of news from #wordflight.
- #theWrittenRevolution asks What did you do last November?
- An update to #TheScribblists' very important update.
- #poetry-book's Scratch That Round 3 is now closed.
- The group, #Ordinary-Writing, snnounces the winners of their Winter contest.
- #SixWordStories' Monthly Challenge: October! ~ Last Call!
- An update from #Story-Corner.
- Judging has begun for #StoriesAndPoemsClub's contest.
- The results for #WriterArt's 2012 Contest have been announced.
- Announcments regarding #Soul-Poets' "Portfolio's of 2012" project.
- #Writers-At-Heart issues an apology regarding submissions and also posts a bit of an update.
- An apology and update as well as another weekly hello from #Short-Stories
Literature Links [in other languages!]
- The winners of #LetraHispana's contest have been announced. [Spanish]
- There will be a little delay in announcing the winners of #ArteScritta’s contest. [Italian]
- #PoesiaPT reminds members they are a Portuguese poetry only group [Portuguese]
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This Week's Group Spotlight
No group spotlight this week! May your 2013 be filled with oodles of hugs and smiles!
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)
- Prompt #35: "Snow" is #Heart-of-Poetry's newest weekly prompt. [December 31st]
- #Live-Love-Write's Weekly Writing Prompt is a Music Prompt [December 23rd]
- "Confession" is #Writing-to-Live's weekly writing prompt. [December 10th]
- #lit-lash's Week 3.3 [December 9th]
- #WritingForEveryone's Weekly Prompt [December 4th]
- #Writers-Extrodinaire has a new prompt for this week.
- #Unseen-Writers' Theme of the Week: Post-Apocalypse
- Weekly Spontaneity: 39 from #SixWordStories
- "Change" is #Poem-forthe-poemless' second weekly prompt.
- Theme Of The Week #4 from #KnightsOfRomance.
- #theWrittenRevolution's Prompt: November 26, 2012[January 6th]
- ~PoetryWeek's bi-weekly prompt is "Serendipity". [January 16th]
- #Letters-To-Myself's December Prompt: Letters to Santa's Workshop. [January 1st]
- #SixWordStories' Word and Theme Prompts [December 31st]
- #Wordsmiths-Guild's Prompt for December [December 29th]
- Prose and Poetry Monthly Prompts from #lacoterie.
- #Sacred-Literature's Monthly Prompt
Workshops and Challenges:
- Four Word Christmas Challenge, hosted by ~FourLinePoems [December 31st]
- De-Cliche Your Romance: Part 2 is #Writers-Workshop's current workshop.
- Challenge #6: Winter Woes
- FFF 11: Cinquain Refrain Challenge
- 'Snow' is #Your-Soul-In-Writing's prompt. [January 20th]
- Sharing Presents During The New Year hosted by #Fiction-Writers [February 10th]
- Cahoodaloodaling is accepting submissions for their new Prompt #6 – Fragments [December 31st]
- The Bi-Monthly prompt for #PoeticalCondition is "Escalators"
- #Writers-Of-Our-Time's prompt: "Until the very end."
- #TheCritiquables is hosting a Writing Project
- #Love-Literature's weekly and monthly prompts.
Ongoing Challenges[No Deadline]:
- #Shelf-of-Friends' Collaboration Project
- 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:
- Battle of the Dragons [Prose only; 2 chapter limit with a 3,000 word limit per chapter; please see link for details] (December 30th)
- #Writers4Life Contest [3,000 word limit] (December 30th)
- Celestial Memories (December 31st)
- Holiday Prompt Contest [1,500 word limit; please see link for details] (December 31st)
- Tell Your Story [Please see link for details] (January 1st, 2013)
- #Horror-Writers-Unite's December Contest [2,500 word maximum; Please see link for details] (January 1st, 2013)
- #Short-Stories's Contest [Prose only; 2,000 word minimum] (January 1st)
- "Finding Warmth in the Cold" (January 2nd, 2013)
#ChasingInk's Contest (January 5th 2013
- =Sammur-amat has extended the deadline of her 2013 and a Time Achine Contest to January 21st!
- 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 #24
- Friday Night Features LXXIX
- Fabulous Friday Feature 13: H.P Lovecraft
- Saturday Morning Features - 8
- The Saturday Spotlight for December 22nd, 2012
- PoetryToTheMasses Weekly Feature 95
- 30 Writers You Should Discover: Volume XIII
- The Favorites Project #180, #181, #182
- Be A Critic Volume 5
- Literary Compass - Vol. 2
- Writing Without Publishing: Exillior speaks
- #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?
- 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.
- #PowerfulWriting would like a few more contributors.
- 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.
- Two admin positions are available at #TheCritiquables
- #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 Critiquers, 2 Contributors, and 1 Advertiser are the current open positions at #Penpa.
- 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
^Beccalicious - Beccalicious' DD Suggestion Guidelines
^neurotype - neurotype's DD Suggestion Guidelines
^NicSwaner - 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 - November / December 2012
November's Literature Daily Deviations
Posting Guidelines - Literature Forum
Monthly Literature Critique Thread: December
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. ♥
Hugs, love and thanks to:
and , my favoritest #LITplease Community Liaisons.
and for putting up with me and letting me run #LITplease’s Community Portal.
for sending me an update about her contest!
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