Summer ContestUPDATE: Submissions to the contest are now closed. Watch for an announcement on the results.
Use an object to connect the lives of two or more otherwise unrelated characters.
Contest Begins on June 1st, 2012.
Contest Ends on August 1st, 2012 at 11:59pm Pacific Time
All entries must be Literature. Prose, Poetry, and Scripts are accepted. No visual poetry; concrete is allowed.
All entries must be written specifically for this contest, uploaded to dA on or after June 1st, 2012.
All entries must include a link to this contest journal in the artist's comment of the deviation.
All entries must adhere to deviantART's Submissions Policy and Etiquette Policy.
Anyone who is not judging may enter the contest, including DLD st
Write and Revise Contest: Part 1You thought we were going to let you rest after the Summer Contest, huh? Wrong! We're back with a two-parter to hopefully get you both creating and editing, as all good writers must. This contest is brought to you by VertigoArt, who has rejoined the ranks of DLD as our contest and affiliate admin! Please go give him some love.Write and Revise Contest: Part 13 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Part 1: Go Wild!
The first part of the contest is relatively simple: write something. It can be a journal, a stream of consciousness, a scrap of a poem, an idea you've had for ages or one that comes to you in a burst of inspiration.
This part of the contest is open from August 11th to
September 11th, 2012October 11th, 2012.
If you need some help getting started check out prompts set up by our affiliate groups, Live-Love-Write listed in their blog here: http://live-love-write.deviantart.com/blog/ and theWrittenRevolution archived here: http://thewrittenrevolution.deviantart.com
Flash Fiction Month July 2012PrefaceFlash Fiction Month July 20123 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
Colors ContestCOLORS CONTEST RESULTSColors Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Update: The Colors Contest Results are Finally In!!!
OK, yes, it has been quite awhile since this contest ended. There have complications outside the current DLD administration's control which lead to some of the delay - the rest of the time: procrastination. In any case, better late than never, right?
Anyway, here are the winners:
The color of betrayal by TheBrassGlass
Barracuda by Sigma-Echo-Seven
DLD Summer Contest: RESULTS!Apologies for the wait...DLD Summer Contest: RESULTS!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We had 59 entries to the Summer Contest. People connected their characters through carnivorous stones, lost hats, curtains, magic shoes and much more. The stories were touching, funny, sad, and outrageous. I want to thank everyone who put in time and effort to make these entries shine. It was extraordinarily difficult for the judges to score and choose just three winners (particularly with one of them having no access to the internet for a month ), but we did it! And here are the results.
A purple stained money note connects the lives of a depressed church-goer, his priest, and a homeless man in Forgiveness Economics by brassteeth. It is a beautiful tale which illustrates the true web of connections we all share.
brassteeth wins the following:
Love dA Lit: Issue 73Welcome to the seventy-third 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, 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 733 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Note: Don't forget ATrue's Yearly Literature Community Fundraiser, where she collects points to then give Literature groups a Super Group subscription!
This weeks spotlight is Lit-Visual-Alliance!
LITplease's Community Portal
Literature Links | Group Spotlight |
Reasons to Love dA's Lit Community: Part 2This is the second half of my Reasons to Love dA's Literature Community. If you have no idea what is going on this explains it a bit more. ♥Reasons to Love dA's Lit Community: Part 22 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Reasons to Love dA's Lit Community: Part 1
I love the literature community because it helps my writing and I also love to read what other people write and the ideas they come up with.
I love the literature community here on dA for various reasons, and one is that they are always supportive when you need some support or help. They always seem to be willing to give advice when it is asked for, or to just talk literature in often. Literature is one of the most powerful forms of art with the capability to shape the world and our cultures as we know it. Even t
Transliterations: Modernising Myths So it's Valentine's Day here and I'm off to buy shoes to go with my posh frock for my fancy dinner because blue moons just come around sometimes, but I thought I'd pop in to remind you that there's approximately forty-eight hours left to submit something for the contest. So to all you stragglers, you revisers and last-minute magic-makers, you photo finishers: pull all the stops out, stop arsing about and get those entries in. Think of it as a Valentine's gift to words.Transliterations: Modernising Myths3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At the request of participants and for the sake of my own failing sanity, the Modernising Myths Contest will be extended by ten days. This means that the new deadline is February 15, giving you until the day after Valentine's Day to complete your entry--and if you still need more time, I suggest cancelling your Valentine's Day plans and finishing it then. Because we all know you love writing more than you love your partner. And if they're reading over your shoulder, I'm sorry, but they had to know som
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.
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
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:" :
League of Lit Groups: Vol. 2This article will be posted every fourth Tuesday of the month and will revisit one past group spotlight from Love dA Lit and one literature group who is in need of staff to help with their various group activities.League of Lit Groups: Vol. 23 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This month we will be taking a look at TheShelfLife and revisiting WritersInk!
Group in Need | Past Spotlight | Contacting Me
Group In Need
"TheShelfLife is an effort to promote the published work of writers on deviantArt. The core feature of the group is The Shelf, a listing of published and self-published stories, poems, novels and graphic novels by deviants. There are also blog entries highlighting specific writers, announcing new publishing accomplishments, etc.
The group was born from a series of interviews I conducted called "Deviants in Print," which were designed to get insi
Reasons to Love dA's Lit Community: Part 1Over a month ago I asked "Why do you love dA's Literature Community?" and I received an amazing response, with well over 60 participants! For the sake of length I'll be splitting this article into two parts, with the prize winners at the end of the second article which will be posted tomorrow!Reasons to Love dA's Lit Community: Part 12 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
SadisticIceCream and I decided it would be best that all the reasons remain anonymous
because it is easier. So without further gushing from me, and in no particular order, here are some
Reasons to Love dA's Literature Community:
I love dA's lit community because it is filled with kind, good-humoured, knowledgeable and supportive people from all over the world, who are passionate about their craft. It seems that dA attracts the most talented amateur writers out there, meaning that there is a lot of wonderf
30 Writers You Should Discover: Volume VIIIWhat's This?30 Writers You Should Discover: Volume VIII3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Below you will find a new assortment of various writers on DeviantART who are worth getting to know. All of their respective galleries are packed full of tremendous works that I enjoy and hope that you will too. If there is a writer that may not be listed in this edition, you may wish to read the first seven articles in
Daily Literature Deviations for August 1st, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for August 1st, 20123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for August 1st, 2012
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
For all of the featured artists: If you receive a DD for one
of your p
League of Lit Groups: Vol. 1Welcome to the first volume of League of Lit Groups!League of Lit Groups: Vol. 13 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This article will be posted every fourth Tuesday of the month and will revisit one past group spotlight from Love dA Lit and one literature group who is in need of admin(s) to help with their various group activities. If I can, I will also try to re-interview the past spotlight group.
Note: As this is the first issue and I absolutely wanted to get this posted for May I only managed to get one group. Lucky for me they just announced that they had some open administrator positions! The next issue will follow my original plan and layout much better, hopefully.
This month we will be taking a look at DailyLitDeviations!
:iconDailyLitDeviations: / :iconDaily-Lit-Deviations:
Original Love dA Lit Feature: Issue 8
DailyLitDeviations is a "group dedicated to promoting the work of Li
Love dA Lit: Issue 85Welcome to the eighty-fifth issue of 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, 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 853 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
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.
This weeks group spotlight is writersociety!
Critique Contest: ALL Mediums!AboutCritique Contest: ALL Mediums!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In my opinion, critique is commentary on art or literature aimed at giving direction for improvement, encouraging artistic growth, and promoting education. These three elements are vitally important to any artist, in any medium because they provide a cornerstone for advancement.
On deviantART, we see entire communities dedicated exclusively to giving and receiving critique because artists of all levels understand the benefits of critique. February's Solutions Sanctuary project is focused on critique because many, many people complain that there just is not enough of it on dA. Well, time to put your keyboards where your mouths are, my fellow deviants!
For this contest, I challenge you to give at least one other deviant a critique. You may use the critique feature or leave critiques in comments. You may critique work from a group, from your watchlist, from the
Love dA Lit: Issue 63Welcome to the sixty-third 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 633 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
This weeks group spotlight is Expose-Lit!
LITplease's Community Portal
Expose-it, now officially launched, puts up some more guides: Critique, Write Better, and Competitions.
DLD to DD July 13, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDLD to DD July 13, 20123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
DLD to DD July 13th, 2012
Featuring these Special DLDs is an honor!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Every so often a DLD is featured as a Literature Daily Deviation and displayed
on the deviant ART front page. We would like to give special recognition to those
that have received this honor. We would like you to revis
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
Flash Fiction Month 2012Flash Fiction Month 2012Flash Fiction Month 20123 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
July is Flash Fiction Month.
Every day, from July 1st through July 31st, participants are asked to submit an original piece of flash fiction between 55 and 1000 words. There are thirty-one days in July, and that means thirty-one short stories. Any topic. Any genre.
Don't be intimidated by the thought of having to write exactly thirty-one stories in thirty-one days. Flash Fiction Month isn't about deadlines, it's about having a go.
So sign up here to register yourself for a month of fiction, friendship and fun.
Every week prizes will be on offer for the best submissions. To be eligible for prizes, you'll not only need to complete all seven stories for that week and upload them before each day is through, you'll also need to complete our challenges. W
Lit Fortnightly - 15 February 2012What you'll find in this article: Return of the Fortnightly! | Current Lit Going-Ons | General info on the Lit Community | The past week's lit DDsLit Fortnightly - 15 February 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is this business?!
This is a small update on what's going on around the literature community, that's what this business is. The idea is to try and make the community more readily accessible for everyone, whether you're new or have been here for a while.
Please note: these updates will not be all-encompassing in terms of community happenings, as the community is quite frankly rather large. Instead, this article will focus specifically on things that are currently ongoing, or happened within the past fortnight. If you're looking for something more general and comprehensive, why not give IrrevocableFate's Love dA Lit a read?
If there is something that is not included in an update that you would like to be included,
The Unexpected Love ContestHas someone special that you love surprised, delighted, or changed your life in an unexpected, but joyful way? I want to hear your stories.The Unexpected Love Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
One of the best things about finding new love is the excitement and anticipation of the unknown. All of us at one time have felt that exhilarating feeling of unforeseen passion. I want for you to express to me in a poem or short story this unexpected feeling, and what it ultimately means to you. Be as vividly original as you can to make your deviation stand out, but do keep our key elements of what you feel the aspects of “unexpected love” entails as your primary motivation while writing.
Your Submission Guidelines:
Your submissions must be new deviations entered after today. Please <a wytiwyg="1" href="http://my.deviantart.com/notes/#tk=dgUMWxYIWApzVU1cR2h8BFBPfAwNVFpfXw%3D%3D">
Art History Project- September is Literature! 30/08/12: Almost ready to launch! Alongside this month, GrimFace242 is conducting a series of cheeky lit interviews for Art History, so keep an eye out for what he uncovers!Art History Project- September is Literature!3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
There are still lots of slots for people to submit articles too! Don't forget, we can have more than one article on the same day! Please get those proposals in! Who is your favourite author? What Book/Poem has had the most influence on you? Bring it on!
24/08/12: Hey guys, we're still looking to fill this up nice and meaty! Don't forget, the articles don't have to be as in depth as some of you are thinking and can be about specific authors, styles or even something different such as interviews or chat event (get your lit group involved!).
If you're not sure about your idea, please still send it in, we have a wonderful crack commando unit who are helping for crimes they didn't commit in the backroom. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, you can use this team!
Also, those who