Studying the Senses - Contest ClosedContest Closed
The senses contest is closed. This is going to be a busy weekend and if I see an entry trickle in latee it will be at my discretion as to whether or not to accept it.
As of this minute I will not be posting all of the entries recieved as a few of them did not follow the guidelines. I expect to have winners soon.
The senses contest is closed. I am, however, going to extend the deadline until Thursday, June 12th. My 7th wedding anniversary (and Father's Day)is the 15th which is a Saturday and my little sister has a birthday on the 14th as well as my daughter's first dance recital. So I am please trying to get those last minute entries in
Traditionally there are five senses: touch, taste, smell, sound, and sight. Some claim there is a "sixth sense". There is no definitive proof of the sixth sense, but I, personally, believe that it exists. Some claim it is an otherworldly sense where you a
Daily Lit. Recognition for April 21st, 2014Daily Lit Recognition for April 21st, 2014Daily Lit. Recognition for April 21st, 20141 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
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Featured by: TwilightPoetess
His lap was reserved for science... by ArbiterGirl
Reminder for everyone: Tell the people you
love, that you care. They aren't mind-readers.
Featured by: AyeAye12
Blue Kentucky by sydnerella
A poem that captivates the homeliness
and essence of a homeland, with beautiful
imagery too; country poetry at its finest.
Starting April with a Bang--And a CONTEST!THERE ARE ONLY FIVE! DAYS LEFT--GET YOUR ENTRIES IN!Starting April with a Bang--And a CONTEST!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
April is almost upon us, and us Admin feel it's high time we try to kick this group back into high gear, so here's the scoop:
Will run from April 1st to May 1st.
Poetry AND Prose accepted--you may enter one of each, if you'd like, but can only WIN one of the categories (i.e. if you win for poetry, you can't win for prose). Prose must be NO MORE than 2000 words; Poetry NO MORE than 60 lines.
Your judges are TwilightPoetess, DailyBreadCafe, and SurrealCachinnation
A prize donation will not keep you from participating/winning.
You MUST this journal AND include a description of/link to this contest to participate.
Your entries will be judged and awarded points based on the following: Creativity, Technique, and Theme.
Open to members AND non-members.
A Year in HaikuOn July 18th, 2013, Multhaiku was created, and the group quickly became a haven for all kinds of Eastern and minimalist poetry. In a year's time we have:A Year in Haiku1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
created a successful and thriving twitter account, GenreHaiku, co-managed by myself and hopeburnsblue (she is always looking for pieces to feature, go contact her, go! ).
created a haiku sonnet hybrid and held a contest around the form.
participated in our very first HaikuWriMo with a Bingo in February of 2014.
What the group specializes in is minimalist poetry of fictional genres, such as scifaiku and horrorku, just for example. We take pride in this and wanted to showc
All Hallow's Tales Contest 2014 - CLOSEDTHIS CONTEST IS CLOSED TO ENTRIES!All Hallow's Tales Contest 2014 - CLOSED9 months ago in Personal Journal More Like This
See the Entry Gallery for the creepifying entries as the judges take up chainsaws and set to work.
THANK YOU to all entrants and photography donors for making this one special!
This contest is generously sponsored by prize donors and:
:iconcrliterature: :iconpersistent-practice: :iconthewrittenrevolution:
Ghouls and Ghasts and ne'er do wells, welcome once again to the LaBORatory for our annual celebration of prosaic chills in this, the season of all things spooky.
Have you ever ran across a photo, perhaps lying on the sidewalk, or tucked between the pages of the family Bible, a photo so strange that your mind just couldn't help but to form a story around it?
Dear writer, let this contest be the dusty attic, the abandoned parking lot, the spooky junk store with stacks of forgotten photos just waiting to have their story told. That, d
Lili's 27th Birthday Contest!Every year since I was 21, I've hosted a literature contest for my birthday.Lili's 27th Birthday Contest!8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This year, I'm back at it with a bit of a twist!
If there is anything that my many years on dA has taught me,
it is that collaboration creates some of the most beautiful work imaginable.
Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It
Collaborate with at least one other deviant to create an original piece of writing.
Rules For Entry
1. You can only enter one collaborative work into the contest.
2. You can work in groups of 2-3 people.
3. Your work should be posted on or after the contest start date.
4. Prose should be no more than 2,500 words. Poetry no longer than 150 lines.
5. Mature content is allowed as long as all appropriate filters are used.
6. There are no restrictions on c
Bestest Friend ContestCONTEST IS NOW OPEN!Bestest Friend Contest10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
BESTEST FRIENDS ARE AWESOME.
In celebration of my bestest friend DreamingAutumn coming to visit me, we've decided to host a contest! The premise of this contest will be simple, write something to your best friend! It could be anything! Maybe you want to write them a letter telling them how much you care, or a write piece dedicated to them. Maybe you want to write about your favorite memory, your silliest moment, or that time you both laughed so hard your sides hurt because one of you did the Six Little Ducks Dance from Barney. ANYthing!
Want to donate something? Feature, points, pm, a print, something you made? Note either IrrevocableFate or DreamingAutumn. Or donate straight to RainbowMonkeh! If you donate a prize you're still eligible to enter and win!
New Contest! - The Moral of the Story1 week left to get your entries in!New Contest! - The Moral of the Story1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Submissions close June 10.
The challenge for the contest is to use allegory to tell not one story, but two. Allegory is the art of a story within a story (it's story-ception) where one tale and series of events are used to portray an underlying commentary, or deeper meaning to the text. The underlying commentary does not necessarily have to be closed-ended or have to be a singular message.
You can read more about the applications of allegory in the guides below.
The theme of the contest will be fairy tales (note, I said "fairy tale", not "Disney". There's no requirement to sugar-coat it, if you want your story to be dark, it can be.) Allegory has been used in fairy tales and fables for generations to teach people rules and lessons about life. Many of us grew up with these sorts of tales, being taught things before we even realised it.
These lessons, or morals weren
Contest! Create Your Own DLR Feature! - CLOSED This contest is over! Judging will now commence!Contest! Create Your Own DLR Feature! - CLOSED1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
DailyLitRecognition is moving along at a nice pace – naturally, that means it’s time for a contest! During one of our chat events, some members and admins talked about a little idea of mine, and we’ve refined the concept further in the DLR backroom; I’m very excited about this idea, because it isn’t one I’ve ever seen before, and I know people will take it interesting places!
Your mission is to create a mock anthology/ DLR feature around a theme of your choice. A minimum for four, maximum of five pieces is required. But that’s not all – you must also explain why you chose those pieces, and how they fit together as part of your theme. There are, however, a few caveats:
- Only one piece may be your own, if you so desire. This is not a requirement, but an option.
- All of your chosen pieces must be from different authors.
April - June Challenge So we recently decided to host quarterly challenges rather than monthly; this both gives you more time to create your submissions and allows me to provide even better prizes to the winners! So here we are; for our first quarterly challenge!April - June Challenge1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Prompt: "I go to seek the Great Perhaps"
These were said to be François Rabelais final words. What is "The Great Perhaps"? That's what I want you to tell us through your writing. What do you think the "Great Perhaps" is? Not what he meant; but what does it mean to you? What is your Great Perhaps?
Must be new & written for this challenge [submitted to dA after 01.April.2014Include in the artist comments that it is for this challenge & a link to this journal in the artists commentsPoetry max: 30 lines - Prose max: 1,500 wordsAll entries should be submitted to THIS FOLDER by 30.June.2014 by 11:59 pm ESTPrizes: the winner will receive
I'm Now A DailyLitRecognition Swing AdministratorI'm now officially a Swing Administrator for DailyLitRecognition/LitRecognition.I'm Now A DailyLitRecognition Swing Administrator1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First off, a big note to remember, everyone:
A deviant can only be featured once every month!
Please only send me your suggestions via note. (Subject note heading should read: DLR Suggestion or something similar.)
Do not send your suggestion to another admin. (If you send me a suggestion, do not resend it to another DLR Admin.)
Within your suggestion, please add a small blurb (One or two sentences) as to why you believe it should be featured!
Two (2) suggestions maximum per note, please.
Self-suggestions are more than welcomed! (There's absolutely nothing wrong with self confidence!)
I accept any form of poetry or prose.
I also accept any genre as well.
Personally, I don't have too many poetic or prose preferences. Good literature comes in all forms and I want to see everyt
Fixed Form Fiesta II - Poll PoetryHi deviantART writers!Fixed Form Fiesta II - Poll Poetry10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I have decided I will be hosting very small contests periodically to promote fun, outrageous, and amusing fixed forms of poetry to show that forms in poetry are not stiff, old, or broken. Along with the entertainment of writing an enjoyable form of poetry, there will be prizes. The catch? These contests will only be held every time my donation pool breaks a 2000 point increment. We've broken that second benchmark and it is time for a second fiesta for a fixed form.
There are a slew of intensive contests booked from September through to October, so I will be saving jswebb's nested villanelle poetry form for another fiesta. This time, we will be doing something that requires a bit more... randomness and cooperation. We will be doing Poll Poetry.
What is Poll Poetry?
Poll Poetry is a poem where each line in a poem is a voting option in a poll or survey. The results from voters then rearrange the lines from most voted to least voted to give th
Daily Lit. Recognition for April 22nd, 2014Daily Lit Recognition for April 22nd, 2014Daily Lit. Recognition for April 22nd, 20141 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
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Featured by: Carmalain7
Revelation by KKeiperPhotography
A simple narrative that attests to the beauty of realized moments.
Suggested by: DailyBreadCafe
Featured by: DrippingWords
seasoned by amour-raven
Suggester says: "I really like this poem. I think it flows well and shows a good concrete image."
Featured by: :devNaktarra
Tips: How to get started with the lit community!Hello everyone! My name is Ricky Alaniz otherwise known as chromeantennae and today, I wanna give you guys a little guide on how I really got started here. How I got my name out there a little bit more and really got the courage to do more around these parts.Tips: How to get started with the lit community!1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
First off, understand that 99% of the literature community here on deviantART will give you just as much in return as you give back to it. It's a natural, human thing. But if you don't give back, you won't receive. That's always the number one thing to remember, but also that we're all here to support each other. Even the most popular of deviants started right where you are. Yes, even the Senior Members and lit CVs were newbies here on this site at one point too. And I know some people are intimidated by Senior Members and literature CVs but these folks are the LAST people to be intimidated by! They're in these positions for the exact opposite reasons-- they're not evil-doers or big bad monsters ready to reject whatever you sugge
The Great Lit Crit Event!:iconlawooplz: EXTENSION!! :iconlawooplz:The Great Lit Crit Event!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Being that I've been a bit absent (real life, ugh) I've decided to extend BOTH PARTS of this contest.
If you have not yet submitted a poem or story to the contest, you have until AUGUST 15TH to send me a note with a thumb or link to your deviation.
If you still need time to leave feedback, you have until AUGUST 31ST to leave your comments or critiques to be entered in the epic prize drawing.
Because Critique is Awesome!
A couple weeks ago, I wrote a couple articles about critique in the deviantART community. The response to those articles was generally positive, which was completely awesome. Several people expressed a desire t
BibliophiliaAll the writing featured below is literature I haven't read but fully intend to because of how promising the preview is.Bibliophilia10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
To all the books I haven't read:
I have become your bookshelf
of dusted titles and busted spines
with arms that are full of fantasy
and romance and a head full
of memoirs I haven't written,
their lexicon curling my tongue
around five dollar word-plays
just behind the sheaf of my teeth.
With definitions straight to the point
and description airy and lofted
a dictionary defenestrates pages
I Am Four Things A Woman Should Not Be... by Pencil-Wolf looking for the moon by learningtobefree
that whirl into the night, petal
papers gliding like elegant
prose in a blank journal.
The Barricade by BloodshotInk Once Upon a Nightlight by Synesthi
There is no table of contents
to map your way; follow the veins
ink leaves in the margins of my palms
Confinement by ladysiren482 valleys by brassteeth
Child. by Liedy :thumb4548
:devMadhattersSociety:: Childhood Fears Contest!The new contest is as much of a challenge as it is a contest. The theme is "Childhood Fears." Was it the sound of a train in the night, before you knew what trains were? A shadow on the wall at a certain time of day? Something from a movie that you were too young to see? Maybe even a children's story that spooked you; the Brothers Grimm were pretty grim.:devMadhattersSociety:: Childhood Fears Contest!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
The idea is to represent that fear in your chosen field of art/literature. The more edgy, off-balance, and surreal it is, the better the chance of winning. The contest will run through January first, 2015, so you'll have plenty of time. Don't procrastinate, though, get to creating!
So far the prizes are 400 points for first pace, 300 for second, and 175 for third in each category. There will be two categories, one for visual art and one for literature. (more points will be added as donations come in)
:iconprettyflour: will donate a feature for the winners in her personal journal and in th
Show love, everyone! It's a beautiful thing.Soooo, I have a journal idea I think everyone will love. I want people to comment on this journal with people they love! Pretty easy, right? Mention/tag (Whatever term you wanna use. ) people that you love for whatever reason! And if you'd like, add a small (Or large! ) blurb why! Here, I'll start!Show love, everyone! It's a beautiful thing.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
WeirdAndLovely, because she's the most beautiful girl on the planet to me. She's smart, witty, charming, and I'm so glad she's my girlfriend. She's a brilliant artist and I love her so damn much.
SpriteBlayde, because Kelsy is my longest (and best) friend. She's been here for me through thick and thin, when so many people have come, gone, tried to come back and left again, she's been the constant for me for two years. And I couldn't be more grateful for that. She's my sister!
A-Lovely-Anxiety, because she's my favorite 49er. So brilliant, beautiful, intelligent, and a wonderful sister of mine. We'll always be southern 49ers
Beauty In Raw Humanity - The Self Image Project"Beauty in raw humanity" is something I use a lot when referring to honesty and openness. Over my time here, I've always wanted to be open and honest, true to myself, and true to you guys because we all know there are too many instances where folks are less than honest. They lie about their names, appearance, personality, even their day-to-day lives. But lately, in the span of only two weeks, we have spawned a project about being completely honest with ourselves.Beauty In Raw Humanity - The Self Image Project9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
If only for a moment in that time, we are being true and honest about how we feel about our bodies, how we look, and how we feel about everything that makes us human. Whether it's affected by society, our own internal mechanisms, or all of the above; we have over 50 people at this point being completely honest and being completely human with themselves. And because of that, we have the opportunity to see all of these absolutely gorgeous people be unashamed about who they are and I must say, these are some of the most be
Holographic ResonanceAll things will be in everything;Holographic Resonance1 year ago in Personal More Like This
nor is it possible for them to be apart,
but all things have a portion of everything.
— Anaxagoras c. 500 bce
When a holographic plate is cut several times, each fragment contains the entire image. In other words, the whole can be found in every part and the notion of separation becomes impossible. Even the idea of separation is contained in the all.
To make a hologram, a laser light is split into two beams. The first beam bounces off the object and is reflected onto the holographic plate, or recording medium. A second projected beam creates an interference pattern that contains the information of the object spread throughout
Micro Colour Contest Top 10 FeatureHey everybody! As some of you may know I was recently a judge of one of my best friends’ contests that was being held over the past few weeks! And for those that do not know, it was Lissomer’s ‘Micro Colour Contest!’ So, naturally, as we went through each entry and deliberated where they all stood, there were 10 very particular deviations outside of the top 5 placers that were truly astounding. So good that we couldn’t possibly NOT recognize them in some way. So without further ado, here are our top 10 entries:Micro Colour Contest Top 10 Feature11 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
lilac by anobrain
We really loved the imagery and language of this piece, they create a lovely stillness that is delightful to read. It flows so smoothly off the tongue and really makes for a wonderful read from start to finish.
Green by hopeburnsblue
We really loved how Mel structured this piece and
You are invited!We at Rising-Artists are pleased to announce that we'll be hosting a 2014 Prom event to help spread the love throughout the community.You are invited!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
While this event will be hosted by Rising-Artists, anyone and everyone on dA is welcome to join in. We'd like to make this a big event, so we'd love it if you help promote this in your own journal or polls.
The Prom event will be a big journal feature of all of the participants and their dates. Please continue reading for more information.
The feature will be published on Saturday, May 10th so that everyone has plenty of time to find their dates and RSVP.
Want to join in? Just read through and follow the directions below!
Have a partner in mind?
Is there a deviant you have always admired? Maybe a crush that you've never had the courage to talk to, or a close friend? Now is your chance to make a move!
DeviantART Compliments #126ShiroSanSamaChan My dear Waifu x3 I just want to tell you that your art brings a smile on my face and not only your art, but YOU yourself make my day shine! I am the happiest person on earth to know someone like you and I want to thank you for everything! You are an amazing person! You told me that you learned how to draw by yourself and that is the most amazing thing! My respect for you has no limits as well as my love towards you <3DeviantART Compliments #12611 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Ria-Sora27 Lil' sis~! Your art is one of the most beautiful things on DA! Your kindness is something I love in you and I am proud to know you can call me a "Friend"! I truly love you like my real sister and I will probably never be able to tell you how amazing you are! Thank you for everything, Lil' sis~!
Ilinkusa01 Ilish - chan~! <3 Sweetheart, I can see how important art is to you and how well you can draw for your age! Your drawings are full of happiness and playfulness that brings a shining smile to my face! You are a friend I will a
LIT me explain u a thing Jan - June 2014LIT me explain u a thing...about literature newsLIT me explain u a thing Jan - June 20141 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
There is a lot of it.
Well hello 2014, my don't you look nice and new and fresh and just started. What do you mean 2014 is half over?! WHAT. WHEN. WELL, EXCUSE ME.
If you have not realized by now I'm a little crazy about news. I mean really, who gathers news spanning half a year and compiles it in one handy article? Me, that's who. Why? Because I love news, especially Lit news, and you. You beautiful, glorious creature; with that beating heart and ugh, your facial region just ugh, gorgeous. Oh right, I should stay on topic. [But you! How can I leave youuuu?!]
Anyways, this is the first part of the article series "LIT me explain u a thing" chronicling some of the things dA's Lit Community was up to in 2014!
Tell me when you're prepared, I'll hold your hand and we'll get through this article together.
Also, please this to spread it along because my sanity depends on it. No, really.