Writing Opportunities (Publishing)Last updated 29th June 2013
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
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 Experiment1 year 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
Poetry enthusiasts and experts wanted! Still a plenty of room for articles if you interested! Please drop a note to %CRLiterature ASAPPoetry enthusiasts and experts wanted!11 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
In the first week of March (4th-10th), we are hosting a week at %projecteducate based on poetry forms. During this week, we would like to invite members of the community to come write informative/ educational articles to contribute to this week.
You can write articles:
- About specific poetry forms (with featured examples)
- "How to" guides on writing specific forms.
- Interviews with dA poets who focus on specific forms
- Art features (i.e. A collection of concrete poetry)
- Famous form poems/poets
- Workshops/ Prompts/ contests based on a form
These are just suggestions!
If you are interested in writing an article, please drop a note entitled "PE Week" to %CRLiterature with an outline of what you intend to write. We are planning this in advance; giving you the chance for you to draft an article- which we are more than happy to review prior to
Sing Me A Swan Song ContestMy very first Literature Only contest...Sing Me A Swan Song Contest11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sing Me A
Wanna hear about it? :icontrollface:
Okay... calm the fuck down.
For those who don't know, allow me to explain...
What is a Swan Song?
"Swan song" is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement. The phrase refers to an ancient belief that the Mute Swan is completely silent during its lifetime until the moment just before death, when it sings one beautiful song.
What I'm looking for...
First of all, a Swan Song does not mean that your entry must be strictly related to Swans. Swan Song in itself
Short vs. Long - Contest Contest closed, thank you for participating!Short vs. Long - Contest6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Story planning isn't about length—you can use all of the tips throughout this week to figure out anything from a very well-researched drabble to a cycle of novels.
So I'm just taking a moment to talk about the big difference between writing a short vs. long work. I'm not hashing out every distinction—I'm leaving microfiction in particular to the experts—so for our purposes here a short story is anything from 1,000 to 10,000 words and a novel is 40,000 words and above. (Literaticat will tell you different things. Trust her.)
The basics are the same: you need a beginning, middle, and end (yes, short stories are complete stories)! You need an engaging protagonist who works well with the plot, and there's the same range of available genres.
So what is the difference?
Scope. A short story has to be <
Being Scary with MemnalarSome of you may recognize `Memnalar from his hatted days, others might know him as that guy who's moderately old but still not as old as `ndifference (hi guys!), but at this point in time his annual Halloween contest is a fixture. For those of you who've missed out on the glorious yearly improvements this brings to the horror gallery, you can view submissions for all the years he's hosted it—and other horror-themed contests—here:Being Scary with Memnalar5 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
2012 ‡ 2011 ‡ Vampires for Kids ‡ 2009 ‡ Easterween
What is horror? Is it the same thing as scary?
Let's say that the sum of human experience is represented in metaphor b
Trust me, I'm publishedWith all the absolutely solid stuff floating around about avoiding scams, I wanted to take a look at when you can and can't trust what someone is saying.Trust me, I'm published3 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Before I get into that, here are the journals I have in mind:
All these guys have a good chunk of real-world publishing experience. Specifically, ~SadisticIceCream and ^star-blazer have or are currently working directly with well-established publishers, and I'm pretty sure `tiganusi would voodoo death me if I made shit up so you'll have to ask him what he's done.
(`PinkyMcCoversong has a ton of resources and industry experience, and ~vglory is a local deity at Absolute Write, plus an expert in the world of erotica. ^Beccalicious does scripty things, =LiamSharp posted a great article on getting into the comics industry, and if I think of others, I'll add 'em. There are a lot
Complaint Challenge Contest!Complaint Challenge Contest!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We got our complaints out in December 2012. Now, 2013 is about doing something productive with them. I am not going to sit and grumble about my pet peeves. Neither should you!
Anyone who knows me should have been suspicious from the start of Phase 1 because complaining is one of my own complaints. (And you saw this trick last year!) That's right. I complain about people complaining. Silly, yes? Well I decided to do something about it with this challenge.
I hope everyone enjoyed sharing their gripes in Phase 1 because it is time for Phase 2! And Phase 2 is open to everyone, even if you didn't participate in Phase 1, or decided to change what complaint you'd like to address!
Complaint Challenge – Phase 2
The challenge in a nutshell: Pick one of your dA complaints and do something proactive about it. Work toward a solution or improvement in a positive way.
Now a few of you are probably thinking things like, "I
Community Project: One-Sentence-At-A-Time [CLOSED] Well, that's a wrap! ~SCFrankles got in the last word this time. Expect the deviation to be posted sometime tomorrow. Thanks for a smashing success!Community Project: One-Sentence-At-A-Time [CLOSED]1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
You've all seen these, I am sure. The idea is one person starts a story with a single sentence. Each participant writes a comment that adds another sentence to continue the story. You can leave as many comments as you'd like, but no two can be back to back. Please make sure you read previous comments so you know what general direction the story is headed.
Some ground rules:
The story will be written in third person omniscient which allows us to be in any character's head at any time. But try not to do too much jumping as that gets confusing.
Absolutely stick to the ONE sentence per comment rule. They can be compound sentences.
Let's aim to have this story done by January 5th at 11:59pm Pacific Time. I'll compile all the comments into one
Fanfiction, Fiction, and NonfictionFix That Miscat! is a series of articles aiming to help you distinguish between galleries that are commonly confused or abused in the category system here on deviantART.Fanfiction, Fiction, and Nonfiction1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Why should I care? 1) If your work isn't in the right gallery, the people most interested in reading it are never gonna find it! 2) Miscatted works cannot be featured as DDs, to put it simply. 3) Some galleries are more full of miscats than others, and this makes it very difficult to find what you're looking for.
Whether you're an art appreciator or trying to get your art appreciated, miscats affect your site experience. Please help us get the word out there!
Fanfiction has its very own category under the Fan Art gallery:
Fan Art > Fan Fiction
NOTE: Fanfiction is a genre rather than a style, so poems, scripts, character sheets, etc. that are fan works belong in this category as
Louder Than dA Bomb POETRY SLAM + Comment Below!If you cannot participate for the awesome prize pool, see the bottom of this journal for a possible reward.Louder Than dA Bomb POETRY SLAM + Comment Below!8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A few days ago #Elocutionists received a huge helping of prize donations for an unnamed contest the likes and scale of which have never been seen on deviantART before. What is it, you ask?
It's a slam. A poetry slam. And it's Louder Than dA Bomb.
A poetry slam is a "no holds barred" spoken word competition. Poets are encouraged to alliterate, rhyme, shout, whisper, zing, compliment, parody, satirize, improvise, recite, quote, play with words and even sing if the opportunity arises.
For the longest time the #Elocutionists team have wanted to hear the roaring voice of literature, and this month we don't want to hear just any spoken word for a chance at prizes— NO! We want to listen to a writer's passion, emotion, and drive to keep being who they are; their inspiration to keep writing as they will and we want to hear you que
PE: Interview with some dA Haiku MastersHello allPE: Interview with some dA Haiku Masters10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
As part of this weeks %projecteducate, we have interviewed two members whose work is almost entirely focussed on fixed form poetry- and in this instance Eastern Poetry.
In my early deviantART days, Eastern poetry writing went through a popular phase. There were regular HaikuWriMo months, challenges and clubs; some of which still continue in their own ways. Two members who have continued that popularity and developed their skills in these forums are `jade-pandora and ~moyanII- both owners of a huge collection of Eastern poetry, DD's and beautiful creative writing. Both these delightful deviants have taken the time to share their experiences in this interview.
`jade-pandora was born in Los Angeles, California. She started writing seriously in 2001, joined deviantArt in 2003, and in 2007 discovered dA’s literature community when she stumbled into the HaikuWriMo of October 2007. Her fascination with Haiku dre
Publishing Resources ListMake sure you the news article!Publishing Resources List3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
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
Flash Fiction Month July 2012PrefaceFlash Fiction Month July 20121 year 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
Love dA Lit: Issue 120Welcome to the one-hundred twentieth issue of Love dA Lit! :iconyeyplz: 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 1209 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Note: Hug your thorny coconut empress, `thorns as she has hung up her CR hat
in order to acquire more gorgeous Minotaur man-servants! Give her your thanks.
The bi-weekly group spotlight is #StoriesAndPoemsClub!
#LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News
Resurrecting the Exquisite CorpseWith ~Vocable's blessing, I'm going ahead and resurrecting the Exquisite Corpse!Resurrecting the Exquisite Corpse8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
If you're blinded by the glorious journal linked above, here's the skinny:
'Exquisite corpse' was invented by the Surrealists way back when.You sign up to participate because HOLY FRAK THIS IS AWESOME.Once y'all have had the chance to sign up, I release the order we'll be going in.At some point, you receive a Mysterious Note that contains a single line. This line is written by the person before you.Brilliantly inspired by this single line, you compose your own single line!You note your single line—and only your single line—to the next person on the list and ^neurotype.If it takes more than three days for you to respond, you'll be skipped! We need to keep this moving. (You can note ^neurotype with your best sad kitten GIFs about it.)Th
Art History Literature: Weeks 2 and 3 Roundup!Hey all!Art History Literature: Weeks 2 and 3 Roundup!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Firstly I apologise for now writing a week 2 roundup- I had a few personal goings on including a dying laptop and then before I knew it we were halfway through the week so it made sense to just wrap weeks 2 and 3 together!
There has been a wonderful amount of articles produced, including some very interesting artist interviews also! For more info, check out below:
Week 2 Roundup
Week 3 Roundup
A Romantic Takeover by ^GrimFace242 :thumb328408904: An Interview with CrumpetsHarvey by ^GrimFace242
If you missed week 1, please check this out:
Art History: Week 1 Roundup by ^Beccalicious
Thank you all, your support on these articles and the efforts the authors who wrote them has been remarkable, lets keep things going!
The Ladies of Lit: Volume XXVIIWelcome to volume twenty-seven my Literature series, The Ladies of Lit!The Ladies of Lit: Volume XXVII1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
The premise here is simple. Below you will find an assortment of Literature features from a selection of female deviants here on DeviantART, all of them suggested by you. In this article, you will also find a variety of other things of interest, including:
This article’s deviant spotlight: featuring the talented ~anapests-and-ink. She has offered to answer a few questions as well, to tell us a bit about what inspires her writing and which piece in particular she favors.
Additional information about our upcoming events, including a special critique Q and A session in our official TheLadiesofLit chatroom. And we also have a selection of other interesting Literature news links to share with you.
Our “meet our contributors” sec
PE: Story Planning Week!Greetings everyone and welcome to another fun-packed week at %projecteducate! This week has been teamed back up with %CRLiterature and will be focussing on story planning!PE: Story Planning Week!6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
What do we mean by “story planning”?
Planning a story sounds like an easy task- even at primary school level you are taught that a story must have a beginning, a middle and an end. However there are plenty of important elements that build a story; a lot of prep work that can actually improve the quality of your novel writing in the long run. This can cover almost anything- from world building, character development, creating past history and plot mapping etc. There is a huge range of elements that can turn your idea into a strong well-structured novel.
Are you going to tell me how to write a novel?
Not exactly. We can’t tell you how to approach your novel and how to write it from chapter 1 through to the end. We’re not giv
PE: Two Forms, One Theme Contest! Just a reminder there is only ONE day left to submit your poems! Entries are collecting fast so please ensure it is submitted in time if you'd like to be in with a chance! The prizes are FABULOUS so why wouldn't you?PE: Two Forms, One Theme Contest!9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I hope you all enjoyed our PE week on Poetry Forms! Before I begin divulging our grand finale of the week, I want to share my since thanks to everyone who wrote an article, supported, helped organise and got involved with this week, you guys are really awesome!
And since we’ve got such a nice collection of articles, it would be naughty of us to now ignore them! To celebrate poetry forms week, we have a contest for you!
TWO FORMS, ONE THEME
The contest challenge is simple: Write two poems of the same theme, but use two different fixed forms.
Things to consider before writing your poems
Do your research into the forms, especially if they’re new to you. Check
No One Cares About Your StoryGOOD NEWS: This is perfectly normal!No One Cares About Your Story1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
I can't remember the source, but a few years ago I read this famous author's account of how it felt to have his first book come out, and he mentioned buying a copy himself because he was afraid no one would take an interest. Now this is a guy who managed to get not only an agency but a publisher (which is a whole pile of people who were like yesplz), and he's still afraid readers won't care. I was like, 'whoa mind blown.'
But anyway, the fact is that we are all strangers on the Internet and, by default, there is no reason for you to read my stuff or vice-versa. If you went and stood in Times Square with copies of your latest story, how many people would give you more than a passing glance? And how many of those people would get to the end of your work, and how many of those would offer critical feedback?
And, if you were one of the passersby, whom would you stop for?
Okay, I'm done scaring the shi
Untitled is just a synonym for lazy.Well, the color poem form I introduced to dA was a rousing success, but interest of late seems to have died down. So I'm back with a new form for you all, something exciting and new, something different, something that I will probably make into a contest once I get some points in the bank. You ready?Untitled is just a synonym for lazy.10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There's a group now - feel free to head over to #TheTitlePage! We're still in set-up mode, so excuse the plainness for now.
Found Poetry Project - Titles as Art
One of my favorite things about the creative process is coming up with a good title. The title can make or break a piece; it can give context not provided in the piece itself, set a tone or mood, or just give that little extra something you can't put a name on.
You know I'm right. How many times have you stumbled into an ordinary piece with a beautifully creative title? And it's not something
PE: Poetry Forms- An A-Z An A-Z of Poetry Forms!PE: Poetry Forms- An A-Z10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
To kick start this week at %projecteducate, we're starting off with a slightly lighter-hearted article listing just some of the poetic forms that exist out there. Lets be honest, there are hundreds and we can't list every single one. This is just a slice of the forms out there and if you are wishing to expand your understanding of different forms, do some research and don't take this as gospel!
Each form has a direct link to a site that describes the form in more detail, usually with examples too. I have also included some good examples from dA when I have found them.
Yes some of these link to wikipedia!
ABC- A poem where each word, line or stanza starts with the next continuous letter of the alphabet. Also known as an "Abcedarian"
My Prompt Journal (Lit Community Experiment cont.)Hello All and Welcome to 2013!My Prompt Journal (Lit Community Experiment cont.)1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Not that many people have picked up on this yet! Come on guys, lets get involved
(Original Gif too trippy for words!)
I hope everyone had a lovely break and are fully in the swing of the New Year!
Now this journal isn't a personal one, despite the title- in fact it is a journal I am challenging all of you to write and all of you to help others write. At this time of year, we've made resolutions and I expect half of you have included "write more" as one of those resolutions. This experiment is to help you fulfil that resolution so by 2014 you are sat here feeling achieved.
Prompts. Prompts are awesome. Why are they so awesome- because they get you writing! There are times when you feel unmotivated, wanting to write but not sure what to writ