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Welcome to the sixty-third issue of my weekly news article, Love dA Lit! :happybounce: Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, interviewing various members of the literature community 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 weeks group spotlight is Expose-Lit!:star:








Literature Links




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



This Week's Group Spotlight



:spotlight-left: :iconexpose-lit: :spotlight-right:



Expose-Lit  a brand new group focusing on helping writers[new and old!] find their place in the Literature Community and get involved. They've officially launched this past week and all ready have a great set of resources ot help you find your way about the 'lit labyrinth'. Learn more about this group by clicking here!

CrumpetsHarvey gladly let me ask her some questions again, about her new group Expose-Lit.


:star:How is Expose-Lit different from the other literature groups on dA?

Expose-Lit goes out into the shadiest corners of the writerly jungle, and drags in the wildest and shyest of beasts (erm... writers) from the dark. We’re not just interested in the deviants everyone knows, or the best writers, or people like us. We want everyone, whoever they are, whatever they write, to realise if they want more recognition for their writing they can get it, just by getting involved.

We want to help people participate in their own style, so we’re posting short guides and quick recommendations to the most exciting things going on in lit. We’ll also tell you what’s in it for you. :boogie:

We are not another themed group, or prompt group, or workshopping group, or group collecting a list of other groups, because there are plenty of those already (though we’ll tell you where the best ones are!) We are here solely to get more writers involved in the literature community.

:star:Expose-Lit began as a response to thorns' Complaint Challenge. What made you chose this particular issue to challenge?

We actually set out to address two “issues”:
1) that there is an "elite"/"in-crowd" which gets all the exposure and is impossible to penetrate :stab: and
2) people should stop complaining they are under-exposed and participate more :stab:

These are just two sides of the same coin. After many years’ cowering in fear, I eventually realised that “penetrating” the “in-crowd” was simply a matter of talking to them. But I also think people very involved in the lit community don’t necessarily see how overwhelming it looks from the outside. How does one person juggle all those groups, projects and competitions as well and writing stuff? (Most don’t ;p.)

I think dA lit is brilliant: it’s a great resource for writers to develop and it’s full of wonderful people. I don’t want others to sit around thinking they can’t be part of it :(

So the short answer is I’m an idealist.

:star:In your opinion, what do you think is the hardest thing about getting involved in the literature community?

Choosing what to do. There is so much amazing stuff and so little time! :noes:

I think overcoming the fear you’ll make a tit of yourself is a big issue. Pretty much every forum, chat room and group comes with its own set of guidelines about how to behave, and not every “rule” gets written down. But if you make a mistake, all it takes is an apology and it will be forgotten almost straight away. Everyone has looked an idiot at one point or another. Anyway, we’ve got some advice on that too.

:star:Anything else of note that you would like to share?

Yes!

:bulletred: Anyone can join. If you think Expose-Lit could help you, it probably can. We’re not scary!

:bulletred: Anyone can help. You can find new and neglected writers and point them our way. You can promote this project in your journal. You can donate points so we can become a supergroup. If you’re really keen you can even volunteer to help keep our guides up to date.

:bulletred: If you think we’re missing something, let us know! If you have a question, ask! If you have an idea, tell us! If you want our project to join up with your project, send a note! :w00t:


Quick Links:


Looking for more groups?
leoraigarath's Literature Groups List
Realm-of-Fantasy's list of literature groups[Fantasy, Sci-fi and General]
My journal[recently re-vamped!] has a small list that I've compiled.
If you're still not finding a group you like check out the list of all literature groups on dA: Click here!


Inspiration (Workshops, Prompts and Challenges)


Weekly:

Bi-Weekly:

Monthly:

Workshops and Challenges:

Other:

Ongoing Challenges[No Deadline]:



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:


Please click here for the full list of contests!
There is also a group dedicated to Literature contests around dA, DALiteratureContests, if you're still looking for more contests!



Resources


Regular Lit Articles


General Resources

Writing Resources [General]

Prose Resources

Poetry Resources

Critiquing and Miscellaneous Resources

Publishing Resources

E-Zines/Magazines

:iconsoundzine: :icondazine: :iconthemissingslate: :iconsecond-look: :iconverandahclub: :iconsuturehq: :iconpoetrymagazine:


Looking to help out the Lit Community?





Literature Community Relations



:iconwreckling: wreckling - lightningmonkey's DD Suggestion Guidelines
:iconbeccalicious: Beccalicious - Beccalicious' DD Suggestion Guidelines
Go on and send your literature DD suggestions to them! :eager:

#CRLiterature Community Relations Literature Chatroom
Literature CR Update - December 2011
December's Literature Daily Deviations

Literature Forums
Literature Forum
Posting Guidelines - Literature Forum

Monthly Literature Critique Thread: January


:note: FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
:note: FAQ #18: Who selects the Daily Deviation and how is it chosen?
:note: FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?





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:
:iconatrue: for letting me help run LITplease's Community Portal and spamming her inbox with countless notes, all while being wonderful.
:iconsottomissione-di-amo: a LITplease Community Liason and will be helping me with gathering information while being fabulous.
:iconevlydia: another LITplease Community Liason who will be helping gather even more information and continuing to be awesome.
Welcome to the sixty-third issue of my weekly news article, Love dA Lit! :happybounce: Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, interviewing various members of the literature community 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 weeks group spotlight is #Expose-Lit!:star:
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Lit-Twitter Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Chirp, a bit belated, but it's been twittered. :)
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Writer
:hug: Thank you! Aw, don't worry about it. ♥
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Lots of information. :)
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Writer
Always! The Lit community is a busy bunch. :giggle:

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Loza-Muse Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So.. much... literature activity pimping!
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012   Writer
I know. :squee: There is so much going on! ♥
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