Note: In an effort to keep things tidy and easier to find I've given the "Literature Links" a sub-section specifically for various group news. This section will contain links and news that really only affects or applies to the members of the specific group as their events and updates are important too, but may not interest non-members. Hopefully, it will highlight that groups are for more than just submitting and maybe help find a group you would have otherwise overlooked in the long list of Lit Links.
Literature Links | Group Spotlight | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests | Resources | Open Admin Positions
Literature Community Relations | Contacting Me
- Flash Fiction Month 2012 - Official Launch
- Just Watching #CRLiterature? Why not be a member too!
- Alliterati Open Call
- The Seniority Announcement - June 2012 should have some familiar names from our own Literature Community, notably `LiliWrites, ^neurotype, `CrumpetsHarvey, and [somehow] myself. Make sure to congratulate them!
- Chat Tour Wrap Up
- The winner of #wordflight's contest has been revealed.
- "Have you attended college/university for a type of writing or plan to?" asks #EliteLiterature
- Important news concerning Script Frenzy
- Poem of the Week - #39
- #Elizabethan-authors' Word of the sennight for this week (01-07.07.2012)
- I'm published, trust me.
- #RawEm0tion chat event ends July 2nd.
- Collaborative Poetry 
- #LivingLiterature's Fantasy and Science Fiction: Discussion Table
- #Love-Literature posts an update on their BookClub and Chatroom
- Reasons You Should Be In Flash-Fic-Month's Chat
- =Sammur-amat asks "Would you like to collaborate with me on a prose or poetry piece?"
- =DailyLitDeviations posts a journal about Contest, Updates and FFM
- An update from #Literary-Perceptions concerning Flash Fiction Month and Fan Fiction.
- "Why do you write?" asks #Christ-is-Written
- #transliterations' Prompt 12: The Conclusion
- #WritersInk's Write Off Debrief
- `raspil wants to know some of your favorite words.
- ~WriterSociety will be open July 3rd
- "Can you spare some points for the Love-Literature "Realism Fiction" Contest prizes?" asks =AimeeRaindrop
- Articulate vs Creative
- STAY FOCUSED: Tools To Help
- !KyeWriting announces the winners of her contest.
- #ReadersAreUs now has a twitter and they also will compile a Master List of book suggestion.
- #EliteLiterature starts a discussion on what "Talent in writing is... "
- Some updates and a request for member feedback from #Authors-Club.
- #Shelf-of-Friends' Pick of the Week 25-6-2012
- #devART-Writers announces their contest winners.
- 5 Best Things That Ever Happened To My Writing
- Love-Literature Monthly Literature Feature and Love-Literature Monthly Prose Feature
- #Love-Literature has Interview With a Member and an Admin.
- #WritersInk's Weekly Round-up
- "Who's the latest writer you have discovered (on and off of deviantART)?" ^NicSwaner wants to know.
- `GrimFace242 asks "With so many lit groups on dA, should there be a dA book club?"
- Flash Fiction Month 2012
- Royal Families Short Story Contest
- Request a Prize
- A small announcement from ~Unabashed-Words
- Just some updates from #writingmadefun
- An update to #TheWritingObsession's FAQ & Issues journal.
- #TheWritersMeow's poll: "Which deviation did you feel exemplified the Cliches prompt best? Please read the rules before voting."
- Dueling has begun over at #DuelWriting.
- Lit of the Week (29) is back! Enjoy these pieces from ThornyEnglishRose, NicSwaner, and winterkate!
- The group, #poetry-book, has altered their submission limit.
- ~WriterSociety updates their All-Time Points Database and July 2012 Points Database
- June voting for ~LiterarySanctuary's last prompt has begun.
- Update # 10 from #Poetic-Assembly.
- #TheExchangeII has some announcments, updates their list or participants and prizes.
- ~WriterSociety's Member and Submission Database
- #LOVE-Original-LIT explains theirgroup folders and gives some general group info.
- #Love-Literature asks members to "Like us on Facebook to keep up with the latest news!"
- #Love-4-Dark-Poetry's new admin gives a small update.
- #RawEm0tion updates their Poetry/Prose RPG: Lvl Up
- #WritersOfTheMoon asks members to vote for their favorite submission.
- An update about submissions from #PowerfulWriting.
- #LivingLiterature has a new folder category.
- An update and request from #JustKeepWriting.
- #Poem-forthe-poemless' poem of the day.
Literature Links [in other languages!]
- Voting for #LiteraturaBR's monthly june contest has started. [Portuguese]
- The winners of #ArteScritta's A Hard Day's Night Contest have been revealed. [Italian]
- #LiteraturaEspanol's Excersice #29 [Spanish]
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~WriterSociety "is a newly formed community of literature and creative feedback, an establishment that promotes contests, critiques, aesthetic growth, sharing of art, and encouragement of participation in the artistic world. The group is grounded on a unique Point system, a developing conception that rewards and showcases deviants who have dedicated their time to promoting, creating, and progressing art for the deviantART community and themselves." The group will officially open July 3rd.
Click here to learn a little more about this group's admins!
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. 2
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)
- #Live-Love-Write's Weekly Writing Prompt: "Dangerous Games"[July 6th]
- "Synesthesia", the current weekly theme for #RawEm0tion
- #Unseen-Writers' Theme of the Week: Sight
- #House-of-Playwrights' fourth June weekly prompt is is a Theme/Quote Duo.
- Week 2.9 Prompt of #lit-lash's weekly prompts.
- #Writers-Togethers Wednesday Writing Theme: War, destruction..
- Weekly Spontaneity: 14 from #SixWordStories
- #WritersAreArtistsToo's Writing Wednesdays Prompt.
- #TheWritersMeow's Prompt: "Heartbreak" [July 8th]
- One Word Prompt Thursday: Attached from #TheWritingObsession
- Prompt #12: Silence is #Heart-of-Poetry's newest weekly prompt. [July 7th]
- Weekly Influence #50 from #Escape-Of-A-Writer.
- DeviantLITERATURE's Character Conception Challenge Prompt I [July 8th]
- Bi-Weekly Prompts: June 17, 2012 from #theWrittenRevolution.
- "Facing your Fears", #Love-Literature's bi-weekly prompt.
- #Letters-To-Myself's Writing Prompt: Letters To Heroes.
- "Vanity" is #WritersOfTheMoon's bi-weekly prompt.
- #PromptMe's Prompt #7
- A Bi-Weekly Prompt from #LOVE-Original-LIT [July 2nd]
- #Literary-Limits' July Challenge: True Freedom
- ~LiterarySanctuary's June Prompt
- #SixWordStories' Word and Theme Prompts
- ScreamPrompt #26, May 2012 [End of June]
- #transliterations' Prompt 12: The Beginning [June 20th]
- #Horror-Stories' June Monthly Theme.
- #MidtownMagic's Monthly Theme: "Confronting the Larger World" [End of June]
- A Monthly Challenge: June from #Unseen-Writers
- #Shelf-of-Friends' Prompt: June 2012
Workshops and Challenges:
- #My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink's July Poetry Forms Challenge: Ballad
- Character Conception (July 31st)
- Allegoric Literature Challenge (July 11th)
- Forum Challenge- A story with no characters!
- FFF 8: Pantoum Challenge [July 7th]
- Workshopping with Rasp: Part 3 of 3
- #RawEm0tion's Challenges: People & Places [July 15th]
- #TheWritingHaven's Challenge 1: Critique Challenge
- A FreeWriters Marathon [October 31st]
- #Authors-of-Fantasy and #FantasyLiterature's Feedback Pack--May Wrap Up/June Sign Up [Monthly]
- #lacoterie's Poetry & Prose Prompt [July 27th]
- Literature in Use Project [August]
- The Apocalypse Scenario Prompt from #Apocalypse-writing [July 15th]
- A Writing Challenge from ~Bleeding--Ink.
- 10 Prompts from #write-to-live
- #YouAsTheNarrator's weekly, bi-weekly and monthly prompts.
- Poetic Journey Project hosted by #Masters-of-Poetry.
- Flash Fiction Lives: Creation 5: Ghosts
- #LITplease's Poetry and Fiction Prompts: #17: The Muse [July 27th]
Ongoing Challenges[No Deadline]:
- #SixWordStories’ Inspiration Project Take II-- June
- Literature Lesson 1.04, Literature Lesson 1.03, Literature Lesson 1.02, Literature Lesson 1.01
- Write 50 Reason's Why You Love Yourself Challenge
- 100 Word Challenge hosted by #JustKeepWriting
- A List of Prompts from #FeatheredWords.
- #full-moon-poetry's 18 themes.
- #LITplease's 100 Themes Challenge
- #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.
- Good Vs Evil [Poetry only; please see link for details] (July 15th)
- July Jamboree [Please see link for details] (July 31st)
- GreyFairie's 2012 Birthday Bash Contest (August 10th)
Contests Ending This Week:
- The Writing Marathon [Please see link for details] (July 1st)
- One Thousand Contest [1,000 word limit; please see link for details] (July 1st)
- War/Action Contest [Prose only; please see link for details] (July 1st)
- Disaster Contest [Prose only; 800 word minimum; 3,000 word maximum; please see link for details] (July 6th)
- "It Takes a Village" [Please see link for details] (July 7th)
- "World Changes" (July 8th)
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Regular Lit Articles
- Lit Fortnightly - 25 April 2012
- The Lit List: Issue 01
- Lit Up! Vol. V
- The Ladies of Lit: Volume XXII
- Writers With a Promise - Issue 14
- Friday Night Features LIII
- PoetryToTheMasses Weekly Feature 70
- The Saturday Spotlight for June 30th, 2012
- DLD to DD June 8th, 2012
- Novel Tease Newsletter - Issue 6
- The Acrostics Series: BornBlitzed
- Name Your Droppings vol. 2
- Demonstrably Deviant: Issue VII
- 30 Writers You Should Discover: Volume X
- The Favorites Project #153, #154, #155
- Special Sundaes- Sammur-amat's Sunday Features
- #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
- #SixWordStories Community Happenings
- WorldWar-Tori's Literature Resources
- #Critique-It's Resources: Writing
- #Mythologue's Literary Resources
- #FantasyLiterature's Helpful Links
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
- 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
- Critiquing Fiction
- Prose Critique Basics
- Beta Reading Tutorial
- A Verbose Guide to Critiquing
- Murdering Mary Sue
- Characterization and Names
- Character Development: From Beginning to End
- 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.]
- Current 2012 Canadian Magazine Writing Contests
- 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
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Looking to help out the Lit Community?
- 2 Staff Bloggers, 1Lit Of The Week Handler and 1 Editor/Co-founder are the open positions over at #EliteLiterature.
- Updated: 1 Foreign Language Administrator is the current open positions at =DailyLitDeviations.
- #DesperateWriters is hoping for a few new moderators and a co-founder to help out the group.
- A co-founder is need to help run #lit-lash.
- The group, #Written-Imagination, is looking for a variety of staff members.
- #TheShelfLife is looking to be adopted.
- #Soul-Poets is looking to fill their contributor positions.
- #Literature-Accepted needs four co-founders.
- Laureate Manager and Administrator are #RawEm0tion's vacant admin positions.
- A co-founder and 1 contributor are still needed at #DeviantLITERATURE.
- #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.
- ~WeeklyLitContests would like 1 more contributor.
- One contributor is needed at #poetry-book.
- Beta-readers are needed at #Beta-Readers!
- #ThreeThousandWords is looking for one co-founder and two contributors.
- 2 Community Liasons and 2 Critics are needed over at #LITplease.
- Critics and contributors are the open positions in #CritiqueForPoints.
- #DALiteratureContests is looking for 5 Contributors.
- Prose critics are urgently needed in the group #GrammarNaziCritiques.
- #SuperWritersHelp is in need of prose and poetry critics.
- #LiteratureforPoints is in need of 2 Moderators and 10 Contributors.
- A Contibutor position is avaliable at #TeenagedLiterature.
- 10 Contributors are wanted at #FightToWrite
- #WriMo-Writers would like some more admins to help with behind-the-scenes work.
- Motivators, Workshoppers, and Bloggers are needed at ~FocusOnLit.
- #Wannabe-Novelists is looking for some new admins.
- #Adopt-A-Writer is looking mentors and mentees.
- Gallery moderators are wanted at #TheWritersMeow.
- Contributors are wanted at #WritersOfTheMoon.
- A co-founder and other admins are needed over at the group, #Letters-of-Love.
- Two admin positions need to be filled at #WriterSecretSanta.
- #EditorialSquad is in need of various staff.
- #Poetry-Screams wants some administrators.
- ~TenderPassion is in need of a contributor.
- #WA-writersblock is in need of a new founder.
- Contributors are needed at #We-Write-To-Escape.
- New admins are wanted at #Unconventional-Story.
- Critiquers are needed at #FantasyAuthorsGuild.
- #dA-Literature is looking for one admin.
- 2 Afilliates/PR Admins, 2 Pay It Forward Admins, and 4 Critics are open at #lacoterie.
- #Poets-N-Prose is looking for Contributors, Specialists, and dA members to host Guest (Non-staff) Workshops.
- 6 Contributors are the avaliable positions at #TheScribblists
- Members to host workshops and Contributors are needed at #Writers-Workshop
- Critics, admins, and people "interested in helping run and set up events and projects" are needed at #devLIT.
- #Deviant-Mentor needs Literature Mentors!
- 8 Critiquers, 3 Lit-Pickers, and 1 Affiliate Admin are needed at #LitResources.
- A critic and an inspirationalist are needed at #Wordsmiths-Guild.
- Two Contributors are wanted at #Written-Love.
- 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
^JZLobo - J-Z-Belexes' DD Suggestion Guidelines [Only Fan Fiction.]
Go on and send your literature DD suggestions to them!
#CRLiterature Community Relations Literature Chatroom
Literature CR Update - June 2012
June's Literature Daily Deviations
Posting Guidelines - Literature Forum
Monthly Literature Critique Thread: July
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:
for letting me help run #LITplease's Community Portal and spamming her inbox with countless notes, all while being wonderful.
a #LITplease Community Liason and will be helping me with gathering information while being fabulous.
another #LITplease Community Liason who helps gather even more information, all while being awesome.
recently hopped on board and became a Community Liason, so go give her a warm welcome, she's rather amazing.
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