Themed Fan Fiction Contest UPDATE May 15th - Just under a week left on this! All entries are due by 11:59 PM PST on May 21st, 2014. Any questions, please ask!
I enjoyed the Topsy Turvy Fan Fiction Contest so much, I decided to have more short fan fiction contests! I plan do one each month for the rest of my Volunteer term. Let the writing begin!
This month, the contest revolves around themes. I'll provide a list of ideas, and you choose one or more of them to include into your story. You do not need to include the sentence word for word, just its concept. Example: if you choose "Sins of the father," for your theme, you can write a fanfic about the crimes of a character's father coming to haunt that person.
Themes to choose from:
"Abandoned Places""All He/She Wanted Was a Cup of Coffee""A Beautiful Day for an Apocalypse""Be
May Workshop: The Metamorphosis:iconwriters-workshop:May Workshop: The Metamorphosis8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
22/05 Additional submissions added. Please note that this workshop will conclude after this weekend, so get those last critiques in over the weekend! Thank you
17/05- Submissions now on view, see below!
09/05- Gallery is now open for submissions!
For those who read the story this week, what were your thoughts? This piece was given to me to read in one of my very first workshops at university, which is why I thought it was an appropriate choice. We don't need to delve deep into the context and themes of the piece, but in particular, I hope there was some attention paid to how characters reacted to the change, and beyond reaction but living and coping with that change- because guess what? This workshop is all about change and reaction.
The Workshop Brief
Your task write about the aftermath of change.
The change can be anything; something signific
Ye Pirate Tales (Talk Like a Pirate Day!) 1 week left, don't forget to send me a note with your entry!Ye Pirate Tales (Talk Like a Pirate Day!)3 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Entries are starting to come in now and will be stored in the contest folder for all to see! Can't wait to see the entries roll in!
Behold me literary feather-bearers, how fair ye in on a week where we celebrate talking like yon pirate? It's time we took the celebrations to a new level and test ye wits in a tourney!
To pit ye writers against each other, we arr asking for your best pirate legend. Give us a tale of mystery, of cunning and wit- be it stupendous or just plain stupid. We're looking for humour and exaggeration, we want intrigue and excitement- do ye think you can do it? Then lets hear ye!
September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day
ONE WEEK REMINDER: The Illuminated World ContestStock & ResourcesONE WEEK REMINDER: The Illuminated World Contest3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Imagine a world where the soft glow of the magnolia blossoms illuminates the sidewalk. The reaching branches of the tree cast their light over the street, reflected in the gathering puddles of a spring rain. A garden nearby is a riot of colors against the deep shadows of the night. The harsh artificial street lights that we know today are gone. What would your world look like? Is it a world where the need for fossil fuel has been eliminated, or have the scientists bio-engineered the earth into a beautiful apocalypse?
The idea of bio-luminescent plant illumination is a real project in progress by three scientists in San Francisco, California. These scientists are engineering marine bio-luminous bacterial DNA into plants to make them glow. You can read more about their project here: Glowing Plants: Street Lig
Gallery Descriptions Month - win PRIZES!!!!!Galleries monthGallery Descriptions Month - win PRIZES!!!!!5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Just a few days left to enter! So don't delay!
This month at projecteducate a group of Community Volunteers have worked hard to create gallery description articles for almost every Gallery here on DeviantART. Throughout August we will be bringing you these articles covering the definitions of galleries from Photography to Photo-manipulation, Artisan Crafts to Digital Dolls. If you have any questions about where to submit your work here on DeviantART then this month will be your chance to ask. Just head over to projecteducate, send us a note or comment on one of the articles as and when they are posted.
A whole month of articles at projecteducate deserves a celebratory contest, so we're going to host one that will hopefully get your creative juices flowing! Since the aim of this month is to reduce mis-cats and help deviants re-classify their work correctly, we thought that a fitting them would be …
Lit Contest: The More Things Change...the more they stay the same.Lit Contest: The More Things Change10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Iiiiit's contest time! All original literature welcome.
This is a speculative fiction contest—the technology requirement could cover steampunk, 'John Carter,' 'The Windup Girl,' 'Watchmen,' '2001: A Space Odyssey' or about anything else you can think of. The one thing that isn't permissible is magic.
That was a joke.
Your story must center around the development of a relationship between two entities.
Some things to consider:What kind of relationship is it? (No, "relationship" doesn't have to mean "romance.")Who/what is it between?Is the development positive/negative?
The relationship must be noticeably changed at the end.Distance/death don't count if they're still besties or whatever.I don't mean changed personalities. I mean a changed relationship.
Plausible but (currently) nonexistent technology must be integral to the development of this relationship.Time travel goes forward.Nothing goes faster than light, a
Original Quotes deviantWEAR Design Challenge!Original Quotes deviantWEAR Design Challenge!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's time for our next deviantWEAR Design Challenge, and this one is a little different. Writers, you play a crucial role! We're calling on deviants to create an original phrase, statement, or saying and transform these writings into an artistic and unique t-shirt design. Entries should display an imaginative phrase, expression, or statement as well as a beautiful presentation of the words in a "Design Typography" style.
We are not looking for famous quotes by historical figures, fictional characters, famous poets, and the like. Instead, we are excited to see designs and phrases in your very own words. So let your creative juices flow and share your inspiring words with the world! A picture tells a thousand words, but your typographical design for the "Original Quotes" entry will tell us even more!
Participation is easy!
You come up with potential designs for our d
Contest: Fan Art NouveauHello, everyone! It's time for another Fan Art contest. This time, we're asking participants to create Fan Art in Art Nouveau style.Contest: Fan Art Nouveau8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is Art Nouveau?
"Art Nouveau (French pronunciation: [aʁ nuvo], Anglicised to /ˈɑːrt nuːˈvoʊ/) or Jugendstil is an international philosophy and style of art, architecture and applied art—especially the decorative arts—that was most popular during 1890–1910. English uses the French name Art nouveau ("new art"), but the style has many different names in other countries. A reaction to academic art of the 19th century, it was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines. Architects tried to harmonize with the natural environment.
Art Nouveau is considered a "total" art style, embracing architecture, graphic art, interior design, and most of the decorative arts including jewellery, furniture, textiles, household sil
August Workshop: Dr. WilliamsMore submissions added!August Workshop: Dr. Williams5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Submissions ready for workshopping are below. It's time for all of us to read and comment. New submissions are still welcomed!
This month's Writer's Workshop focuses on concrete language in poetry, and specifically on the work of Dr. William Carlos Williams, an important modernist writer.
The Workshop Brief
This workshop will challenge you to write a short poem using primarily concrete language (language that describes things that can be experienced in the physical world with the senses, as opposed to abstract concepts like "love" or "sadness"). Williams summed up the importance of concrete language in a phrase he repeated often in his work: "No ideas but in things." This workshop is all about writing concrete, clear, and striking poetry.
First, read a good amount of Williams's poetry (links to the right); it's up to you how much that is, but the more, the betterWrite a poem influenced by Williams's styleYour piece must be a poem
UPCOMING CONTEST:Detectives needed to solve murderThe King of Fairyland is seeking first-class detectives to solve a top secret case for the Monarchy. According to an inside source, a member of the Royal Family was brutally murdered last night, though the King has been loathe to comment on the tragedy. All Royal affairs seem secretive and obscure as darkness falls, both literally and figuratively, upon our magical kingdom. All we know is that a great search is underway for any and all detectives in Fairyland and surrounding regions. No doubt, the detective who successfully completes the unknown task to be set before him (or her) will be rewarded richly.UPCOMING CONTEST:Detectives needed to solve murder1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A successful detective will be secretive, able to work independently of others, and able to ask the right questions of the right people. He or she will need to know good from bad, right from wrong, lest they get tricked onto the wrong path. He or she will need to work quickly, as the King would like to wrap up this case within three we
Creatures of the Night Stock and Resources Contest"Ware those who leave the safety of the fireside after the midnight hour on Old Hallows Eve; lest the dead steal your soul and your body be turned into a creature of the night!Creatures of the Night Stock and Resources Contest2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Would you turn towards the waning moon or turn away?
Witch, or Witch Hunter, Demon or Demon Hunter... undead, ghost, vampire or werewolf?
Create your creature of the night as stock for your fellow artists to turn into Halloween themed art! Go to town with makeup and props and strike a zombie pose!
We are looking for some really outstanding "creatures of the night" stock, it doesn't matter if you are a zombie or a ghost, or a demon hunter - but we want you to push the boat out and be as different and as original as you can manage!
Digital work: i
Texture Your World ContestTell us the story of your world in textures!Texture Your World Contest2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
We are surrounded 24 hours a day by objects that have texture, they may be smooth or bobbly, old or new, bold, bright, shiny or dull. You might see a texture every day and never notice it until you start looking. Do you sit at a desk that's textured, or pass an interesting tree on the way to work or school?
We want you, in the form of a triptych (thats 3 images forming a larger image see example here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triptych ) to tell us the story of your textured world. Each individual texture should stand on its own, both as a useful resource and as a cohesive part of the whole story. What story you tell through your texture triptych is up to you - but they must be textures that tell a story of your world in some way.
There are 3 categories for this contest, each of which you can submit to twice.
These are textures created digitally by
deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest!deviantART's 13th Birthday is August 7th, 2013. It's time to celebrate - in the form of art!deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's simple - create a deviation for the 13th Birthday category.
Browse the popular section of the gallery to get an idea of what can be submitted for the contest. You can create some deviantART fan art, bake a birthday cake, or anything else relating to deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your submission should be relating to deviantART and/or deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your entry must be for this contest. You can't enter a deviation that you have made for another communityrelations sponsored birthday contest.
All mediums are accepted.
You're welcome to submit to a different category if your entry won't submit into the 13th Birthday gallery (ie. jo
World of Water Contest! (3 days left!)Edit:World of Water Contest! (3 days left!)8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
3 DAYS left to enter!
Welcome to the World of Water contest. I've tried to make it interesting for every (APN) Photographer by creating two subcategories;
Close-ups (this includes Macro photography).
The main subject in the photograph has to be water. It can be drops, it can be waterfalls, lakes, oceans, seas, canals.. everything with water!
Animals, Plants & Nature Photography only
Photographs taken with a film or a digital camera featuring a minimal amount of color and exposure adjustment
Deviations do have to be new, added after this contest is announced
One (1) entry per person per subcategory, you can win only once
No photomanipulations or selective desaturation
Start date: NOW!
Ends June 30th, 23:59 CEST.
Rewriting Cliches Fan Fiction ContestIt's the start of a new month, which means it time for July's Fan Fiction Contest!Rewriting Cliches Fan Fiction Contest6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We all now that we should avoid cliché phrases and imagery in our writing. Clichés make writing boring and predictable. Our job as writers is to hold the readers' interests. Clichés fail at that; we've heard them before, seen them written dozens of times, if not more. For intriguing writing, we must find unique, fresh ways to phrase what we wish to say.
For this contest, I am providing a list of common clichés that should be avoided like the plague (did you see what I did there?). Pick at least one cliché from that list and rewrite it into something fresh and unique. Your rewritten cliché should not resemble the original (for example, if my earlier, "avoided like the plague," was an entry, I could have used, "shunned like a leprous bear having a bad day"). You can make your rewording as long as you'd like, as some may require subtle wording and take longer to
Lit: Characters and SettingsGallery Descriptions MonthLit: Characters and Settings4 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Have you ever wandered through the Literature Gallery here on dA and wondered what the Characters & Settings sub category was for? Then ask no more. It should almost be obvious what goes in here, but let's play dumb for a minute.
The Characters & Settings gallery is NOT for your prose, poetry or scripts. Finished stories or poems don't belong here. They belong in their own categories. Here, we should find character information. Well what is character information:
Characters Sheets. Any character sheet that you've completed for your character(s) and would like to share. Blank sheets should be submitted to the Resources & Stocks > Tutorials > Writing gallery.Character Profiles or Biographies. You wrote a short description or history for your character but it won't be included in the final cut of your story.
Rocking around the CRITmas tree! Last 24 hours begins shortly! Please make sure you list your completed critiques in a comment on this journal to qualify for prizes! Remember, even if you haven't made it to 12, I'd like to see how you did!Rocking around the CRITmas tree!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
On the twelfth day of critmas, a deviant gave to me...
Twelve technical pointers
Eleven potential spottings
Ten revised sentences
Nine nonsense niggles
Eight insightful wonderings
Seven simple swappings
Six suggested changes
Four thoughtful thoughts
And a worth while critique for free!
That's right, its back!
For the third year running, the popular Christmas Critique challenge is back on deviantART. This is a fantastic opportunity to spread your festive cheer and
September Prompt: A Dinner TheaterJuly's prompt, The Less Appropriate Time, had one entry:September Prompt: A Dinner Theater4 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Congratulations to deinktvis for winning the 100 points for the prompt.
August was an awfully busy month for me, so I independently decided that prompts could take a break. But now we're back in full strength, so...
Let's move on to the new prompt!
A tiny little bit of inspiration...
We spend so much time of our lives around a dinner table, so many things happen to us when there's food involved, and so many situations or events are set off by the simple fact that we're sharing a meal... but what if your story was set off by food itself? If the thing that makes all happen is as trivial, or as important, as food?
Write a piece of (flash to short) fiction about an incident involving food. But make it something interesting - the food is only a catalyst tha
Steampunk, steampunk and more steampunk!¨¨¨¨¨°ºOOº°¨¨¨¨¨¨¨°ºOOº°¨¨¨¨¨¨Steampunk, steampunk and more steampunk!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
More steampunk stock series coming soon...
One of which will be free stock
(My victorian steampunk character from the Clockbottom Larp Event)
List of Patrons
Amazing DeviantArtists that supported my stock with kind donations
The Triumph ProjectDr. Maya Angelou, a literary and cultural luminary, died this Wednesday. While glowing words have and will continue to be spoken about her talent, activism, and dauntless spirit, she is honored especially for her body of work. She took her own suffering and the suffering of others and, through her words, transfigured that suffering into triumphant art.The Triumph Project7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Some of us in Community Relations invite you to participate in a new Project in remembrance of Dr. Angelou, one that grew out of a suggestion by Aeirmid. Together, we'll be creating art about triumph, be it personal, societal, or even hypothetical. At the end of the project, all deviations will be featured. This isn't a contest; it is a way for us to use our talents, following Dr. Angelou's example, to enrich our community.
What counts as triumphant? That's up to you. It could be a non-fiction biographical account of an historic leader, or an autobiographical poem about a personal moment of triumph.
Did You Know? - Subscribe to 'deviantART Status'Subscribe to "deviantART Status"Did You Know? - Subscribe to 'deviantART Status'9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Whenever you are part of something bigger bugs and glitches will always appear - for various reasons.
In such cases it is always good to be up to date. Even if a bug or glitch doesn't affect you now, it might could happen in the future. Or in case you experience it already you are aware that someone will take care of it then.
To get the latest dA updates go to the Help & FAQ page.
You will find a link at the general footer or at the menu (when you hover over the little arrow icon next to the dA logo).
But you can also use the direct URL help.deviantart.com.
Beside several other important links and information (that we might cover at a later time) you also have the "deviantART status" section directly at the top.
Recent Issues will give you a quick overview of
Classical Horror Halloween Contest NOW CLOSEDCONTEST NOW CLOSED, GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERED WE WILL BEGIN JUDGING IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS!Classical Horror Halloween Contest NOW CLOSED1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Bring out your dead side
Ever had that feeling, that a portrait is watching you? No matter where you stand in the room its gaze seems to follow you,.. staring... waiting...
We invite you to join us in making a grand collection of horrific hounds, voluptuous vampires, and ghoulish ghostly portraits this Halloween in best Haunted House style!
Its time to unlock your inner Dorian Grey, and all those other creepy strange ancestors, cousins, uncles, aunts and grannies that the family don't like to talk about!
Even if you aren't normally a model stock provider - or if you don't usually provide stock at all, this is your chance to dip your toe in the murky waters and have a go! Bring out your face paints and props and make a dashing Halloween portrait entry! The more creative you are, the more creative the results of the second half of the contest will be!
Free Story Coaching Temporarily on hold due to NaNo 2014. I'll pick this up again afterward!Free Story Coaching3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Because I need things to read, and I need to get out of my own head and want to analyse and critique stories that didn't come directly from my own brain.
So, I thought it would be a fun idea to offer "story coaching" to anyone interested. Not editing. God knows I don't have the patience and dedication for that. Instead, I'd like to offer free services doing what I'm good at: analyzing stories and improving story structure and characterization.
First of all, what I will NOT do:
- Read anything longer than approx. 1,000 words (I have a short attention span--sorry!)
- Read or beta read your actual prose/short story/novel
- Line edit, correct grammar or punctuation, give word choice suggestions, anything technical, etc.
- Give you advice on writing style
- Tell you you're doing "it" wrong (whatever the hell "it" is)
- Fanfiction (I just don't feel qualified since I'm an exclusive fangirl o
Unbirthday Literature ContestOur beloved home-on-the-internet turns fourteen (with a special "Alice in Wonderland" theme) this week, and we all know what "fourteen" means: acne, the step-and-sway at awkward school dances, and confusing emotions.Unbirthday Literature Contest5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Or, it means a 14-themed, surrealist literature contest hosted by CRLiterature! This one allows both poetry and prose submissions, so there's something for everyone.
Dates NOW to Aug 19th, 2014, midnight PST (14 days long)
Tone Surrealism - blur the line between reality and the unconsciousTypes of Entries Both Poetry and ProsePoetry your entry must be a sonnet of 14 lines (for more about sonnets, check out this excellent article by futilitarian)Prose your entry must be a complete story, exactly 14 sentences longSubmission respond to this journal with a link to your submission and the words "CONTEST" and either "POETRY" or "PROSE"Also your submission must have a link to