This weeks group spotlight is SuperWritersHelp!
Literature Links | Group Spotlight | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests | Resources | Open Admin Positions
Literature Community Relations | Contacting Me
- "What is your favourite Literature Group? ", Mrs-Freestar-Bul wants to know.
- theWrittenRevolution will be hosting a Book Discussion Chat Event on August 1st.
- BeccaJS 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)
Please click here for the full list of contests!
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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
BeccaJS - 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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