Literature Links | Group Spotlight | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
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- "What is your favourite Literature Group? ", *Mrs-Freestar-Bul wants to know.
- %theWrittenRevolution will be hosting a Book Discussion Chat Event on August 1st.
- ^Beccalicious really needs DD suggestions.
- %CRLiterature has new group features including the ability to host a chat event in the CRLiterature chatroom and to post news/journals to the group's journal.
- Poem of the Week - #43
- Passages: Night Watch by Terry Pratchett
- Lit Chat Community Participation: dAmnStoryTime
- Word Wars Chat Tour: Flash-Fic-Month
- What's your excuse for not writing today?
- A Review of Stephen King's 11.23.69
- Interview With =Sammur-amat
- "What sort of writing tutorials do you feel are lacking on dA?" asks `LiliWrites.
- 5 Annoying Questions to Ask Another Writer or The Questions I Refuse to Again
- Deviousness Award Interview with Itti
- `raspil wants to know " How do you feel when you learn something that you can implement in your writing to improve your skills?"
- Lit-Visual Alliance Allied Artwork Feature #3
- "Have you ever wanted to write at a specific place in the world, other than where you are currently writing/living?" asks #EliteLiterature
- Interview with author R.C. Lewis
- ^neurotype asks "Have you ever written fanfiction?"
- Picks of the Week 23-7-2012 from #Shelf-of-Friends
- =doughboycafe's poll: "Which type of character do you more often find yourself writing? And why do you think that is?
- %WritersInk's Weekly Round-Up
- A Call to All Lit Group Owners
- #EliteLiterature posts a journal containing General Info, Applying, and Submitting
- The winner of *Flash-Fic-Month's Week Two Challenges is revealed
- #Elizabethan-authors' Word of the Sennight
- The results of #Writers-Wonderland's contest are announced.
- %Novels-Only posts a new journal with some updates and asks "What's your method of rewriting/heavily editing chapters?"
- %LiteratureforPoints has some group news about an upcoming chat event.
- Group News from #DALiteratureContests
- Voting has begun for ~LiterarySanctuary's prompt.
- An update from #writers-in-progress
- #EliteLiterature's Lit of the Week 33! Treo-LeGigeo, Esso-the-awesome and That-Writer-Kid
- #Love-Literature has a few news updates, as well as updating their contest and prompts and asks for feedback on their gallery folders.
- The results of #We-Write-To-Escape's Fortnightly Theme are revealed.
- %Lit-Visual-Alliance asks members to Vote For Your Favorite Allied Artwork Submitted to the Featured Folder.
- The group, #Writers-Of-Our-Time, has set up a donation pool so the group can get Super Group status.
- #Unseen-Writers removes their chapter limitation.
- Voting has begun for %My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink's July Form Challenge.
- Submissions are open at ~Writers-Cove.
- #writingmadefun has some new ideas, an update and an apology.
- The Collaborative Story written by the members of #Teenage-Writers is completed.
- The contest hosted by #DAWritersUnite is now closed.
- #Writers--club's Member of the Month ~ July 2012
- #Open-Mic-Poetry discusses the possibility of a Anthology.
- A few announcements from #Soul-Poets.
- #ScreamPrompts will be back August 1st.
- The results of ~Literary-Limits' July challenge are announced.
- #Ecrit-de-la-poesie will be temporary stopping their prompts.
- #Poem-forthe-poemless has fixed their contest folder.
- There have been some changes at #MagicalLiterature including a new co-founder, contests, gallery folders and the group's layout.
- #RawEm0tion updates their Poetry/Prose RPG: Lvl Up
- An update from %FantasyAuthorsGuild concerning prompts and their contest.
- #Live-Love-Write has updated their submission rules.
- A greeting from ~QA-Lit.
Literature Links [in other languages!]
- #ArteScritta's contest has begun.
- Less than 5 days until the end of #LiteraturaBR's contest. [Portuguese]
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%SuperWritersHelp is a group that aims to help writers improve. They offer constructive critiques on prose and poetry, though there is a word limit on prose(3,000). 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. 3
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: "The Best Paradox" [August 3rd]
- "Over the Counter", the current weekly theme for #RawEm0tion
- #Unseen-Writers' Theme of the Week: Fright
- #House-of-Playwrights' fifth July weekly prompt is a Series of Images.
- Week 2.99 Prompt of #lit-lash's weekly prompts.
- #Writers-Togethers Wednesday Writing Theme: War, destruction..
- Weekly Spontaneity: 18 from #SixWordStories
- ~WritersAreArtistsToo's Writing Wednesdays Prompt.
- %TheWritersMeow's Prompt: "Skeletons" [July 22nd]
- One Word Prompt Thursday: Core from #TheWritingObsession
- Prompt #16: Reality is #Heart-of-Poetry's newest weekly prompt. [July 28th]
- Weekly Influence #50 from #Escape-Of-A-Writer.
- #DeviantLITERATURE's Character Conception Challenge Prompt IV [July 28th]
- ~Writers-Cove's Weekly Theme 4
- Bi-Weekly Prompts: July 15, 2012 from %theWrittenRevolution.
- "A Trip to India", #Love-Literature's bi-weekly prompt.
- #Letters-To-Myself's Writing Prompt: Letters To Lovers.
- #PromptMe's Prompt #7
- A Bi-Weekly Prompt from #LOVE-Original-LIT [August 1st]
- 'Paradise' is #We-Write-To-Escape's fortnightly theme. [July 22nd]
- ~LiterarySanctuary's July Prompt [July 28th]
- #SixWordStories' Word and Theme Prompts
- #Horror-Stories' July Monthly Theme.
- #MidtownMagic's Monthly Theme: "Fantasy Noir" [August 31st]
- A Monthly Challenge: June from #Unseen-Writers
- #Shelf-of-Friends' Prompt: June 2012
Workshops and Challenges:
- Critique Challenge [August 13th]
- Character Conception: Workshop IV [July 31st]
- FFF 9: Villanelle Challenge
- Write a Review Challenge
- %My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink's July Poetry Forms Challenge: Ballad [July 25th]
- A FreeWriters Marathon [October 31st]
- #Authors-of-Fantasy and #FantasyLiterature's Feedback Pack--July Sign Up [Monthly]
- #Wordsmiths-Guild has a new prompt.
- #Self-Publishing's Prompt # 3 [July 31st]
- "What If" prompt from #WritersOfTheWorld
- %lacoterie's Poetry & Prose Prompt [July 27th]
- Literature in Use Project [August]
- #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]
- Betrayal or Abandoned are #Inspiring-Words' current prompts.
Ongoing Challenges[No Deadline]:
- #SixWordStories’ Inspiration Project Take III-- July
- 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.
- 'Summer or School' Contest (August 11th)
- AlanaLayce's Contest (August 24th)
- All Things Owl (September 20th)
- 'Color' (October 31st)
Contests Ending This Week:
- Poem Contest [Poetry only; please see link for details] (July 30th)
- Opus Aria [Fan-fiction only; please see link for details] (July 31st)
- #WriterSociety's July Contest (July 31st)
- The Princess Nonomi Fan Art Contest [Fan-fiction only; please see link for details] (August 1st)
- Background for Nursery Rhymes [Prose only; please see link for details] (August 1st)
- Summer Contest [No visual poetry; 2,500 prose word limit; 300 line poetry limit; 15 page script limit; please see link for details] (August 1st)
- 'My Worst Nightmare' Contest (August 1st)
- "Satanic" Contest [50 word minimum; please see link for details] (August 1st)
- Create Your Own August Wrimo Contest [Please see link for details] (August 1st)
- Take Me to the Night (August 1st)
- 'Love Sucks' Contest [Song lyrics only; please see link for details] (August 1st)
- Prompt Contest [Please see link for details] (August 4th)
- 'Love' Contest (August 5th)
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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 XXIII
- Writers With a Promise - Issue 15
- Friday Night Features LVII
- PoetryToTheMasses Weekly Feature 73
- The Saturday Spotlight for July 28th, 2012
- DLD to DD July 27th, 2012
- The Acrostics Series: BornBlitzed
- Name Your Droppings vol. 2
- Demonstrably Deviant: Issue IX
- 30 Writers You Should Discover: Volume X
- The Favorites Project #159, #160, #161
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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?
- A Founder is needed to take over %Writers-Extrodinaire
- #ItsAllAboutWriting would like a few contributors.
- Critics/Commenters are wanted in the group, #Live-Love-Write.
- Updated: A co-founder and general admins are needed to help run #lit-lash.
- Updated: A Sci-Fi Short Story Folder Manager is needed at %FantasyAuthorsGuild.
- Updated: Critics are wanted at #CritiqueForPoints.
- Updated: Two admin positions are available at #TeenagedLiterature.
- #writersociety is in need of a new admin.
- One contributor is needed at #JustKeepWriting.
- #Shelf-of-Friends is looking for a few admins.
- #write-to-live is hiring contributors to help with submissions.
- #WritingForEveryone still needs a few contributors.
- General Administrators are wanted at #Poetry-is-AWESOME.
- #writingmadefun would like another admin to help with the group activities.
- Foreign Language Administrator is the current open position at =DailyLitDeviations.
- #DesperateWriters is hoping for a few new moderators and a co-founder to help out the group.
- The group, #Written-Imagination, is looking for a variety of staff members.
- #TheShelfLife is looking to be adopted.
- #Soul-Poets are looking to fill their contributor positions.
- #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.
- 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.
- %SuperWritersHelp is in need of prose and poetry critics.
- #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.
- Two admin positions need to be filled at #WriterSecretSanta.
- #EditorialSquad is in need of various staff.
- #Poetry-Screams wants some administrators.
- #WA-writersblock is in need of a new founder.
- New admins are wanted at #Unconventional-Story.
- 2 Afilliates/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
- 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.
- 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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