A heart of a poetHello to all my beautiful friends
For those of you who wonder why I'm not writing lately, well I'm working on a poem, finally I got inspired
And my baby is moving inside It is an amazing feeling to feel him kicking and stretching inside me
Time for our feature, been doing some reading, found some amazing poems again of course these beautiful poets need your support. For those who are featured, try to read these gorgeous poems, give them some love, comments . And dont forget to this journal so more people would read these poems
These features made so many Deviants best friends Try and see [Love]
Who Are the Lit CVs?Who Are the Lit CVs?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's a hard thing to do, but I managed to track down all FOUR of our current Literature Community Volunteers. That's right. There's four of them. In case you've been under a rock lately, Nichrysalis and neurotype were recently upgraded to CVs.
And I had the grand privilege of chatting with each of them. I thought it might be nice to get to know them a little better and find out why they joined the Community Relations team and why they've stayed.
Why did you decide to apply to be a Literature CV?
BeccaJS said, "Okay we actually have to take the delorian back to 2007 when I first applied to be a GM for literature. Then 2008, and 2009 where I whinged at $Moonbeam13 to be one and it never quite happened. Then between 2009-10 I kind of chilled out a bit and got on with some projects before being asked to join the MN@ team and then
An Interview with xlntwtchAn Interview with xlntwtch3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Let's start simple. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your Lit life.
I've only had work printed the 'old-fashioned' way in print magazines, both "glossy" and "pulp." I've never self-published and don't consider it. I never wrote a novella or novel and don't intend to. You can find a few of my short pieces (meaning fiction already published) here on dA. Besides journalism, one of the first printed was The Black Bag and I had to rewrite the end for dA because so many readers here didn't "get it." I took that to mean the story was too regional for readers around the world. I rewrote the last two paragraphs to include more description. The rest remains the same.
If a writer here wants a link to a very good book, updated constantly about traditional publishing, I recommend The Writer's Market online. It costs, either per month
NaNo Pro Tip: Be Accountable (Got Peer Pressure?)There's a reason 300,000 writers do this TOGETHER ever year. NaNoWriMo isn't just a writing exercise, it's a community art movement. It's something that we do with the support of our friends -- the ones we know, the ones we don't know yet, and the ones that will be complete strangers again on December 1st.NaNo Pro Tip: Be Accountable (Got Peer Pressure?)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Go Go NaNo!
So how does this ginormous group of people manage to write novels in a month? I mean, let's face it, people do it. Lots of them. And it's not just because they're fantastic, prolific, genius writers. (Some are. But, just sayin'.)
Let's talk about peer pressure. Usually, it's a bad thing. HEY JIMMY, I DARE YOU TO JUMP OFF THAT BRIDGE WITHOUT A HELMET! IT WILL BE HILAAARIOUS. You know, that sort of thing. &
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!Welcome to Daily Deviations PE Week3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su
Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty FivePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Thirty Five3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'The day my mother bailed me out of jail she said to me...
"You Need A New Hobby"'
-Jared Wingate aka JaredWingate
Recently I started a forum post asking members of the community where they began with Photography. Specifically I asked what your first camera was and what provoked an interest in the hobby. Because for nearly everybody that's exactly how it begins. The response was incredible, however one reply in particular touched me. JaredWingate permitted me to share so here we go...
"I was 21. Just got my first DUI... I wrapped my car around a pole after
leaving a bar late one night. The day my mother bailed me out of jail
she said to me "You Need A New Hobby" she went out and bought me an
Olympus 5mp. Which was mind-blowingly awesome for 2001... She then
suggested I take a trip
Art History Project- September is Literature! 30/08/12: Almost ready to launch! Alongside this month, inknalcohol 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
An Interview with a Very Scary DessertInterview With SadisticIceCreamAn Interview with a Very Scary Dessert3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Let's start simple. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your Lit life.
Over the past three or so years, I've been published six times at a number of small, mostly online literary magazines, one of which is now defunct: "Yorick," a bizarro flash fiction story, was published in Sillymess, which no longer exists; "Arms," another bizarro flash fiction story, appeared in Defenestration; "Open at the Close," a prose poem (and the only poem-ish thing I've ever published), can be found in Gone Lawn; "The Thinnest Threads" was printed in The Batter
Halloween Contests - Find One Here!So that you don't miss out on the chance to participate and grab some lovely Halloween prizes - we've put together a list of all the Spooky Shenanigans for you to browse at your leisure. Keep checking back here for more information and updates! This page is one to bookmarkHalloween Contests - Find One Here!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Capture Your PUMPKIN! A Still Life Photography contest running from 5th October to 5th of November. Check out the article for more information and the full prize and judging list!
Prose Blood Country and Poetry Screams is a combination of two spooky contests for the Literature Community! It ends on the 22nd of October so be sure to click soon and have a read!
People and Portraits Exposed #8People and Portraits Exposed #83 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Infants & Children...
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
Tricksters in Modern LiteratureArticle Series: Tricksters in Literature, Part 5 of 5Tricksters in Modern Literature3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
For the final installment in the Trickster article series, we’ll be discussing tricksters in modern literature and the ways, if any, in which these modern-day tricksters are similar to those in mythology and folklore, folktales and fables, and fairytales and fantasy.
The artwork in this article focuses on tricksters currently in popular media, mostly films and television, since art of tricksters in modern-day literature is difficult to find. Many thanks to the artists for allowing me to feature their gorgeous artwork in these articles.
So, how does the modern-day trickster compare to tricksters we discussed in past articles? Let’s find out.
But first, say hello to one of the most well-known and beloved tricksters of our time:
Six Word Stories and Other Flash FictionNot much is known about the history of six word stories, a literary form that has only cropped up recently in the global literature community. What we do know is that the first and original six word story was written by novelist Ernest Hemingway, a six word story that many of you have already heard of:Six Word Stories and Other Flash Fiction3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
"For sale: baby shoes, never used."
It was not until November 2006, inspired by Hemingway's efforts, that Larry Smith made a challenge to anyone online to describe their life in six words for Smith Magazine, effectively making a 'Six Word Memoir'. From just this spark, the form of the six word story grew in popularity and success, evident in the publication of many editions containing these stories by Smith. It has since been used as a tool to express oneself, carrying many implications from educational use to therapeutic use.
Some awesome examples are illustrated below:
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 Authors4 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
All Hallow's Tales - RESULTS!October 31, 2012 - Time to put the chainsaws back in the shed, hang the skin-suits up in the closet and announce the WINNERS of this year's All Hallow's Tales Contest! Competition this year may have been less crowded than in previous years, but no less fierce! Please help me congratulate this year's winners:All Hallow's Tales - RESULTS!3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Harvest Time by Tobaeus
1,000 points courtesy of Points Pool donors.
$20 Amazon Gift Card from Memnalar
Dripping Blood Bookmark from Memnalar
dA Print of winner's choice from CRLiterature
6-month premium membership from CRLiterature
3-month premium membership from Memnalar
£50 worth of tokens in TheSkaBoss' browser game Lyrania.*
Why do you love dA's Literature Community?Reasons to love dA's Literature CommunityWhy do you love dA's Literature Community?3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today, November 3rd, is the last day to send me in your reason!
Love dA Lit is turning one hundred! One-hundred weeks that is. In that time I've really come to appreciate how active and passionate the Literature Community on dA is; this community is truly amazing and I'm honored to be a part of it. And what better way to celebrate than to spread a little love and hand out some prizes? It's also a good excuse for me to hug you all.
So why do you love dA's Literature Community?
Share what you love about the Lit Community, your reason doesn't need to be long, it could be a few words or a few sentences. Be as specific or general as you want!
Anyone can participate. Even if you don't 'include' yourself in the Literature Community you can still send me a note!
Change in ContestI am cancelling the Magic Refrigerator contest as there were not enough entries - my thnks to those who did submit.Change in Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am switching gears as there are some great prizes - and I have to update the prize list!!
The contest is "Legends, Myths, and Fairy Tales". Each person can enter two pieces. Tell me a legend, fairy tale or myth- one of your own, or retell an old one. Change the ending of a classic and give it a new twist. Combine several tales at once - be creative. The two categories are literature (Poetry and Prose) and Digital Art.
Please send your entry by message here and put "Contest" in the subject line. Include the thumbnail. The description needs to have the name of the contest (Legends, Myths and Tales) and link to my page! All pieces must be new works. The new contest starts April 27 and ends June 30.
1st Place: AngeliaArt: &
DRAMA on DA about tracing and popularityYears ago when I first joined DA, I had a lot of friends in the extended equine community. Even though I didn't draw many horses, I was still very interested in them. Many of these people I still watch today and admire for their skill and artwork.DRAMA on DA about tracing and popularity4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not going to name any names in this journal.
Lately there has been a huge kerfuffle about a friend of mine coming out and admitting that she has been tracing over parts of photos for her artwork for some time. She was terrified (bless her) that she would lose her friends and popularity over this.
The reason she was so worried was because this same situation happened before, a few years back. A popular girl in the equine community was hounded off DA. She was forever one to go on about art theives and on every one of her pictures she theatened against people stealing her artwork.
It eventually came out that a substantial portion of her gallery was traced from stock photos on devinatart. People were outraged at this.
Literature NewsStay up-to-date on the literature community.Literature News4 years ago in Personal More Like This
[Last updated: November 2nd]
This is theWrittenRevolution's blog for literature community new promotion. I'll post highlights from my 'Love dA Lit' news series, as well as listing some updates from our affiliates! This journal will also contain various 'Literature Links' that I find and will be updated once a week, on Sunday, along with my news article. Please feel free to comment or send me (IrrevocableFate) a note with any comments, questions, or suggestions! I am always happy to include literature relevant things[or things from our affiliates I might have missed]!
Love dA Lit: Issue 186
Literature Community Relations
:iconGrimFace242: inknalcohol - GrimFace242's DD Suggestion Guidelines
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Hanna-BarberaOk now, be honest, how many of you had a little happy tear when you read the title of this article?Hanna-Barbera2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hanna-Barbera Productions is an American animation studios which has produced timeless classics more timeless classics than I can name. Tom & Jerry, Johnny Quest, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Scooby Doo, The Addams Family and many more!
The studio was formed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, formerly directors from the MGM Studio. They were born during the golden age of American animation as MGM shut down their animation studio, Hanna-Barbera rose from it's ashes.
The production company became super popular with it's Saturday morning cartoons. Their cartoon shorts and series filled this time slot on all major American TV channels at the time. However over time their profits started to fall as they lost this morning slot. The Turner Broadcasting System ended up buying them and so some of us growing up will remember seeing much of their toons in the channel you know as C
Write and Revise Part 2To ReviseWrite and Revise Part 23 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This portion of the contest is open to anyone who is not judging. It is best f you have already submitted something to revise in the first part, but if not you can note =VertigoArt with the piece and he will determine whether or not you may participate with that piece. Ideally the piece you are revising is a free write that you are taking from conception to perfection, but any piece that is not polished fully will do.
The winner of the first portion of this contest will be on even ground with everyone else in this portion.
The deadline for entries is December 7, 2012
Entries must include a link to this contest article in the artist's comment.
Entries must include a t
Big Contest(Win 1 Year PM)CLOSEDCLOSEDBig Contest(Win 1 Year PM)CLOSED3 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
What honestly humbles me the most when it comes to dA, is that even when I am doing absolutely nothing, and seldom comment on your stuff lately (It's not due to me being uninterested, I just have become super busy lately, and I need to adjust my classwork/dA work) I still average at least 50 pageviews a day. I think that is lovely. While I don't look at pageviews when it comes to popularity, it's nice that my inactivity has made it so I am not forgotten.
So to show my appreciation, I would really like to kick my first year off on dA with a BANG. And that is with what? Making my own contest, with what as a grand prize? A One-Year Premium Membership
o1. Favorite this journal
o2. Advertise this contest in your groups, journal, etc.
o3. When you have your entry ready (you can make a new one or use an old one), please leave it in the comments so I can favorite it into the judging folder.
ALL ART IS ACCEPTED
- No word limi
How to Suggest a DLD (updated, please read)Suggesting a DeviationHow to Suggest a DLD (updated, please read)6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read this before submitting a suggestion:
To submit a suggestion, please look under our current admins http://dailylitdeviations.deviantart.com/journal/23472040/ and submit the deviation to one of them. When submitting, please include the category (Prose, Poetry, Collaboration, Foreign) and the date in the subject line.
Please submit your suggestion to only one category admin at a time to help us avoid confusion. A deviation can only be featured once.
A deviant may only be featured once every 30 days. Exceptions may be made to this rule, but they will be on a case by case basis.
(Created by caybeach )
The current submission format guidelines are::thumbcode:
"title" by AccountName
And an optional, brief suggestion here.
We would appreciate it very much if this format was followed. Thank you.
Publishing OpportunityHello fine ladies and gentlemen, I come to you today with some interesting news!Publishing Opportunity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
phoenixofthenet tells me that Eastern Kentucky University's MFA (Modern Fine Arts) in Creative Writing program publishes an annual literature journal called the 'Jelly Bucket'.
They also tell me that the reading period for the Jelly Bucket has recently begun, meaning that they are accepting submissions to feature and publish within the magazine.
The published pieces would gather no royalties or payment, however, this is still an opportunity to get some work published in a Creative Writing journal; the type of text that remains housed within a library for hundreds of years, being passed on from one reader to the next. You could be referenced in essays, your work could be read by people across the globe and you'll have a piece out there with your name on it, in acrylic print. Oh, and you'll receive a free copy for yourself if they feature you.
How to submit:
ITU Contest: Past and Present - CLOSED (for real)! ITU Contest - Past and PresentITU Contest: Past and Present - CLOSED (for real)!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The contest is now (for real this time) closed!
Sorry for the confusion, but yes the contest is STILL OPEN for another (almost) 12 hours! Again, sorry for the confusion!
If you have already submitted your entry but it has yet to be accepted, please do not ask us when it will be accepted! We have a big backlog and your entry is fine as long as you have submitted before this journal update.
Hello Members and visitors of :iconinspiretheuninspired:, and welcome to our newest contest!
Our last contest prompted you to think about the prospects of your past and future, and this time we'll be asking you to consider the relationship between your past and present! With the help of our admins and affiliates, we're in the process of compiling a prize list, so you can look forward t