Publishing Resources ListMake sure you 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
Breaking in to Lit!IntroductionBreaking in to Lit!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Literature has long been considered one of the closest knit communities on deviantART. As a result, some people find it difficult to "break in" to the Lit crowd. There are rumors of elitism, difficulty in getting exposure, and lack-luster appreciation for the incredible work that goes into writing a good piece of prose or a well structured poem.
If you look at a painting you can see amazing detail, great use of color, and the importance of the subject immediately. You know it came from the artist's imagination and that he or she had to spend hours translating that to a canvas. The tangibility of the work is right in front of you. With writing, it is not quite the same. The effort the author puts into the work can only be appreciated if readers put in their own effort to read the work. The gratification is not instant, which is one reason the lit community is so close knit.
Those who do have large followings often also comment and read quite a lot of work h
Writing Opportunities (Publishing)Last updated 29th June 2013Writing Opportunities (Publishing)2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
We would love to hear feedback from people if they are using this! Have you entered something listed here? Have you won something? Are you actively using this? We want to ensure we are giving the community something worthwhile here- and please don't forget to add opportunities you find to the list too- the more people adding things, the better!
As writers, we always talk about “getting that piece published sometime” or “maybe submitting to a few places”, but how many of us actually eat our words and get on with it?
It was suggested that perhaps we could help nudge you guys by sharing with you the opportunities we know of. Personally, I'm not well explored, but what I do know is that the community is! Therefore this journal is a chance to share the opportunities you find.
How this is going to work?
If you find an opportunity, add a c
PE: Literature Critique TipsAs part of Project Educate Critique week, the Community Volunteers would like to share more art specific elements to consider whilst giving good critique.PE: Literature Critique Tips3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today we are looking at the Literature gallery, with our Top Tips.
Before you start
READ the piece all the way through.
Read it again, making notes of what you would like to point out in your critique.
Stay Objective- you are critiquing the piece not the person.
These tips are areas which aren't just necessary in critiquing others' work, but also when self-critiquing your own writing. This is one person's suggestions and I welcome any further tips in addition.
A good opening. The opening to any form of writing doesn't necessarily need to involve a physical explosion, but it needs to have an initial hook; something to entice the reader in. It needs to be clear, something that
The Literature Community ExperimentThis is a typical example of a Beccalicious shower pondering! The idea of this is to try and bring together as many people as possible all in one journal, but not for the sake of making a big number, but to encourage interaction and share useful tidbits. We often say the "literature community" has drifted apart over the past few years and this is just one attempt to try get people to come back together. It's a little hippy, perhaps a far-fetched idea, which is why I am calling it an "experiment". This could be successful and could be a complete fail- only you guys and your efforts can decide its fate!The Literature Community Experiment2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Wow! The response for this has been HUGE!!! Thank you so much all of you who have participated! Don't forget to add CRLiterature to your watch as well as replying to all these wonderful comments!
So you may be new to the literature side of deviantART, or you may be one of those long
Love dA Lit: Issue 55Welcome to the fifty-fifth issue of my weekly news article, Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this news 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.Love dA Lit: Issue 553 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
LITplease's Community Portal
ScreamPrompts is back for December and has a new prompt!
beeinthebottle has created new group with "a drama-free, llama-free zone for fame-worthy literature written by grown-ups—and not-so-very-grown-ups!—of any age:" :
Expose-Lit: Tip Guide on Talking to PeopleHere at Expose-Lit, we hope to give deviants opportunities to find their way within the Literature community. We all know what it is like to be “new,” to be out of the “loop,” or to wonder where to turn to for help. We also know how daunting it can be at times to feel comfortable talking to other deviants within the community. Below, you will find just a few helpful tips on how to get started.Expose-Lit: Tip Guide on Talking to People3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I’m New To DA Lit: Where Do I Start?
Well, this is easier than you might think!
The first thing you want to do is to get to know your Literature Community Volunteer Directors. Beccalicious, wreckling and thorns are here to listen and support you, so do not be afraid to ask questions and get to know them!
Browsing the Literature galleries and
Resources for Aspiring AuthorsWe're all writers here, and with nearly 50% of our members aiming to become fully published authors, we thought it would be beneficial to create a compilation of resources about what it takes to get your work on the shelves.Resources for Aspiring Authors3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This isn't a definitive list, more of a work-in-progress. We're would be more than happy to add any suggestions – so if you know any good resources, on deviantART or off, link them in the comments! Feel free to discuss your goals and experiences here too.
And if you have had your writing published, or have any experience in this area, we'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment or send us a note about it and we'll add any guidance/advice you have to the blog.
Guides and Information
Tips for Editing
Prompt 14: The Beginning! Just one day left to send us your slice of weirdness! I'm working on my desperate and pathetically last-minute entry--how about you?Prompt 14: The Beginning!2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Just under one week left to get those entries in! We've only had two so far, so all you people who favourited and shared and rhapsodized about how goddamn awesome it was we were back, get your arses into gear!
Yes, it's us again. We reincarnate more often than Kenny.
This time is going to be different, though. And you can trust me on that, because it's not me who'll be ensuring it. futilitarian, a long-time contributor and judge for transliterations and someone whom I'm sure you all know if only by reputation, is stepping into the breach and making sure this dead horse keeps getting whipped. The one major change you should be aware of is that prompts will now go up on the 15th of each month and end on the 10th. Of course, this ending date is purely arbitrary and only influences who gets into the news feature; you can continue
The Ladies of Lit: Listing of LoveliesBelow, you will find a helpful resource of an array of wonderful deviants who have been featured on my Ladies of Lit news article. If you would like to suggest a deviant for an upcoming issue, be sure to note LadyLincoln.The Ladies of Lit: Listing of Lovelies8 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am in dire need of suggestions, so please read over the list and note me three Literature thumbs of the lady writer of your choice, and a small blurb as to why you feel they merit this honor. Thank you for supporting this project!
Expose-Lit: Your Literature LifelineWelcome to Expose-Lit, your group home on the web for a variety of tips on how to make the most of your DeviantART Literature experience. We hope to provide everyone with a fresh perspective and to assist wonderful deviants just like you in finding your way within our community. And, we all realize that every writer has their own personality, interests, strengths and weaknesses, so we aim to provide unique pathways into the community for everyone. We are here to help!Expose-Lit: Your Literature Lifeline3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Welcome Wagon: Getting to Know You
If you are a new writer to DeviantART, or perhaps trying to discover what the general Literature community has to offer, you find out quickly how vast this community is and can be outright confused by everything that this diverse website offers. With the creation of Expose-Lit, it is our hope to merge together the wonderful Writers Welcome Wagon R
Groups Groups!Groups3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
An Expose-Lit Guide
Why join one?
On deviantART, groups are an amazing resource. As writers we are looking to share our work, get critique, look for inspiration, and even step out of our comfort zone by participating in workshops. Groups are one the best first steps on how to get involved in the Literature Community as they can provide one, or all of these.
Groups also offer something much more than sharing work. They offer you a network of people. People you can interact with, who can help, encourage, and even become your friend. Groups are more than about just showcasing your work or getting feedback, they're about the community.
A Few Quick Tips
If a group has rules, read them.
Some groups have requirements for gallery submissions or joining processes.
Joining a group isn't permanent. You can always leave if you don't like it.
Seniority Announcements - January 2013Seniority Announcements - January 20132 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
This article marks the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 1000 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice that stands out above the many other
A Smattering of Lit NewsFeaturedA Smattering of Lit News2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
December Lit News
The Ladies of Lit, Vol XLIX
December Book Club: Louise Glück
The Mentorship Project Is Back
DFC 2014 at ProjectDFC
Dec Prompt: Food Rituals
Ye Pirates Tales: Results
Birthday Contest Winners
Friends of the Revolution, Dec 2014
ApocaLit Fridays: Issue #33
Happy Holidays/Good Hooks/Features
Be A Critic: RoamingShadow Dec 14
Holiday Horrors deadline Dec 15
Love dA Lit: Issue 64Welcome to the sixty-fourth issue of my weekly news article, Love dA Lit! 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.Love dA Lit: Issue 643 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This weeks group spotlight is Critique-It!
LITplease's Community Portal
News Articles in CRLiterature
transliterations has extended the deadline of their Modernising Myths Contest. [February 15th]
TenderPassion is a new Lit Romance group that will be up and running Febr
The Village Bicycle ProjectThe Village Bicycle Project3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
The Village Bicycle Project
Pet projects. Groups, prompts, contests, news serials. We all have them, whether it be one, or two, or ten if we've got a premium membership and a largesse of time. We start them for various reasons: to make a change for the better, to provide an opportunity that wasn't there before, or simply to make our mark on this wide and diverse community. Of course, it wasn't always like this. When I was first kicking around deviantART, News was still in beta (heck, beta-testing was still in beta) and Groups were nothing more than a glint in the ninja milkman's eye. What few projects there were were run out of the forums, individual journals or dedicated accounts, while the vast majority of contests came directly from the Gallery Directors. But now, thanks to these new features, anyone can be a community volunteer. You might not get the hat or the tacit permission to fling poop or rend innocents with your dinosaur teeth, but you are a community volu
Love dA Lit: Issue 51Welcome to the fifty-first issue of my weekly news article, Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this news 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.Love dA Lit: Issue 513 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Notes: New format! Since the merger of news articles into the journal category I've had to change the way some things are listed, but hopefully it doesn't affect anything[or anyone] too much. Also, go give lots of love to nycterent for her time as Literature CV!
LITplease's Community Portal
January's Complaint Challenge - DDsIntroductionJanuary's Complaint Challenge - DDs3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This activity is part of my year-long project to address complaints from the dA community. January's complaint is Daily Deviations!
"I find that the DD system needs to be expanded. Why? Sadly, it has become the only major channel on this site for artists and writers to receive exposure, and the selection choices are limited. On my journal, =Flyvapnet wrote that '[i]t smacks of a good-old-boys system, wherein Deviations are considered for recognition only if they're suggested by those who have an in-crowd relationship with someone in the award-giving hierarchy'. There are great artists out there who don't have any exposure simply because they can't get DDs, and the selections are biased: for example, they almost never include parts of novels. Offering more artists this exposure would help DA with what
Menagerie of Literature Contests: Updated 12/21 Literature Contests and Contests That Accept Literature!Menagerie of Literature Contests: Updated 12/218 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Don't forget this exists. Now you can get straight to work on those contest entries.
Last Time Posted: 12/7
January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December | Critique Contests | Unspecified
Space saving is fun.
Lung Cancer Awareness: Finding Your Courage (January 1st, 2015)
List of Useful Writing BlogsDon't forget to fave the news article for this list here!List of Useful Writing Blogs4 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
08.02.2012 Oh look, shiny massive update of new writing blogs! Now including poetry and some other interesting bits and bobs, so scroll down and enjoy. I would have added more, but I would never have gotten any sleep at the rate I was going. Ahem. So I've been feeling the itch to post news articles on these writing blogs again, but I'm not sure whether there's enough interest for me to start doing them again. For anyone who's new to this list and what I used to do in the past, here's an example right here: http://julietcaesar.deviantart.com/journal/Useful-Writing-Blogs-1-The-Creative-Penn-214242246 When I used to do them, I actually caught the attention of some of these bloggers on Twitter who thanked me personally for featuring them on deviantART, which was equally surprising and humbling for me. But it's you guys I'm more concerned about. Would you be interested if
Flash Fiction Month July 2012PrefaceFlash Fiction Month July 20122 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This article is written for #LitResources. Our goal is to be a collection and creation station for all resources pertaining to literature on deviantART. This article will focus on Flash Fiction Month! It will include information about what specifies flash fiction, activities around dA for flash fiction month, and links to resources revolving around FFM activities.
If, after reading the article, you have more information or resources to add, please leave your thoughts in a comment! And don't forget to this article to help spread the word.
What Is Flash Fiction?
Put simply, flash fiction is a very short story. Lengths can vary from as few as six words (i.e. Hemingway's famous Baby Shoes) to a thousand, sometimes more. It depends largely on the outfit for which the author decides to write a piece of flash fiction. For the
Literature DDs for December 2011December's Literature Daily DeviationsLiterature DDs for December 20113 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello all! This is an article showcasing the deviations from the Literature gallery that were featured as Daily Deviations throughout the past month. So, without further ado...the features!
Featured by Beccalicious
Lady Depression by megsmadShe's half a step from me by ReinventReinvigorateA Christmas Surprise by nngrossin praise of scavengers by LancelotPriceThe art and technology of life by CatalystSparkPygmalion by YitikOrigin of the Sisters by TheBuggiest
Featured by Halatia
Fishbowl by RenderMeRainbowCaught Drowning by ninjababyfree verse poetry by baharimtotoPerfect Contrition by HesperieHarvest Moon by poshlost:thumb272367524:The Mundane Magic of Med School by ElmaraA Constellation of Scars by foxthepoetNot Quite Earth by leyghanUmbrella Terms by Alex-Fry-FanUncle Tom's Cabin by frizzymissizzy11 3 by bailey--elizabethA tall, lidded sunrise by pardonM3After the Dry by BrandonRChinnDixie Red by DownwardsSaintEulogy for Bear by SitkaReign:thumb175127048:borne by pagan-poetessFootnote To The Apocalypse by GentlemanAnachronism37 by brittlejacksSelkie by Peemu
Featured by wreckling
Love dA Lit: Issue 66Welcome to the sixty-sixth issue of my weekly news article, Love dA Lit! 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.Love dA Lit: Issue 663 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
LITplease's Community Portal
Daily Deviations Update
TenderPassion is a new group and has launched.