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Welcome to the one-hundred fourteenth issue of Love dA Lit! :love: Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.

Literature Links

Group News

Literature Links [in other languages!]I am still looking for non-English literature groups, I'd like to keep tabs on them too! :eager:

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This Week's Project Spotlight

:spotlight-left: Publishing Resources ListMake sure you :+fav: the news article!
So you've written something freaking awesome. You've edited a million times (and if you haven't, turn around and go do that. Right now). You think you maybe want to take the leap and try publishing something. But you have no idea where to start.
Well, this is a good place to be.
This the journal where I'll be keeping a running list of all the publishing resources I find, both on and off dA. Most of it will probably be related to literary journals, since that's the stage where I'm at in my literary career, but I'll add things about book publishing as I find them.
If you ever find a great resource, or if you'd like to request something specific, please leave me a note in the comments.
Also this journal is probably going to be super-messy and slightly badly-categorized for the first few weeks, so if anything looks out of place and/or you can think of a better way for me to organize this, please

SadisticIceCream the superawesomelovely who posts and upkeeps her Publishing Resources List gladly let me find another reason to note her forever interview her.

:star:First off, please tell us a bit about your Publishing Resources Journal
My Publishing Resources Journal is pretty much what it sounds like -- it's an ever-growing list of links to resources on getting yourself published. It's broken down by sections, which cover preparing your work for publication, avoiding scams, submitting to literary magazines and journals, finding an agent, submitting to traditional publishers, and self-publishing. Other fun things include publicity ideas and strategies, how to handle rejection, publishing venues, blogs, and a catch-all miscellaneous category linking to features of published deviants, phone apps, and more general writing resources. I update it pretty frequently because I'm always finding new resources -- I'm addicted to publishing industry websites and blogs, so I scarf something up at least every other week.

:star:What made you decide to start up the journal resource?
I noticed that there were loads of tutorials and resources on writing itself, and some of those were located in a centralized location, like Resource Central, but there were fewer dA-based lists on publishing resources, and very few tutorials on getting published. I know that publication is something a lot of writers aim for, but it's never really something that anyone explains to you -- I would know, I gave myself the crash course in lit mag publishing. Since I've also dipped my toes into a lot of areas of publishing -- books, literary magazines, you name it -- I thought it might be nice to share some of the basics with other deviants, mostly through the resources that helped me. And then of course it blew up into the longest list on the planet. :lol:

:star:Do you have a favorite resource(or resources) on that list? What makes them/it so great?
Not to just toot my own horn, but I think my guides on lit mag publishing and book publishing might be good places for beginners to start, because I tried to make them as accessible as possible, since, as I said, nobody ever really explains to you how publishing works. Because I've got an offensive sense of humor, I also really love "Why Your Self-Published Book Sucks a Bag of Dicks", because it's hysterical.

:star:Have you published any of your own work? [Pimp yourself out! <3]
So much for not tooting my own horn. :lol: I've been published in a couple of lit mags: "Arms" is a bizarro flash fic in Defenestration; "Open at the Close" is a prose poem in Gone Lawn; "The Thinnest Threads" is a short story in The Battered Suitcase; "Collide" is a short story in themissingslate; and Two Pink Lines is a short story in Ellipsis...Literature and Art. The last one isn't available to view for free, but the rest of them are.

:star:Anything else of note you wish to share?
Getting published is all fun and good, but it's not for everyone. You might not be ready, or you might not even want to -- and there's nothing wrong with that. Besides, publishing should not be the end goal of writing -- you should write for you, because you want to, because you have something in you that needs to work itself out in printed words. And those things don't need to be shared with anyone unless you want them to be.

Looking for more groups?

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)






Ongoing Challenges [No Deadline]:

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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.

New Contests:

Contests Ending This Week:

Contest Extensions:

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Regular Lit Articles

General Resources

Writing Resources [General]

Prose Resources

Poetry Resources

Critiquing and Miscellaneous Resources

Publishing Resources


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Literature Community Relations

:iconthorns: thorns - thorn's DD Suggestion Guidelines
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Go on and send your literature DD suggestions to them! :eager:

#CRLiterature Community Relations Literature Chatroom
Literature CR Update - December 2012 / January 2013
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Literature Forum
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:new: Monthly Literature Critique Thread: February

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Contacting Me

:star: 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:
:iconevlydia: :iconinnocencedied2nite:, and the newest addition :iconSonAmyFan36:, for being my favoritest LITplease Community Liaisons.
:iconxmoonshinedreamersx: for letting me run LITplease’s Community Portal.
:iconsammur-amat: for sending me a note to include her article again.

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Welcome to the one-hundred fourteenth issue of Love dA Lit! :love: Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group every week. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.

:star: This week's project spotlight is *SadisticIceCream's Publishing Resources Journal! :star:
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SonAmyFan362 Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is all good stuff!
cality Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OfOneSoul Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for all the pimpage, lovely! :tighthug:
:love: Thank you for having such a wonderful resource! :iconsupertighthugplz:
No worries! :giggle:
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