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The aim of CRLiterature is to be a central community hub for all things literature, sharing with you as much information, articles, DDs and discussion as possible. It is also an opportunity for you to find other writers, groups and resources. It is owned by the Literature Community Volunteers (CVs), but run by the community with the support of a small group - mostly former volunteers but also including a mixture of old school and new school deviants - to balance the dynamic and focus.
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Literature Contests


TalentedWritersGuild Micro Prose ContestHello everyone!
If you are a new member joining us with TalentedWritersGuild or perhaps even a long time one, we hope you will participate in our new prose contest. Since it is currently NaNoWriMo month, hopefully this gives writers an excuse to take a breather from that, and to explore other, shorter prose. We also hope to pose a fun challenge for our members too! So, on that note, let's dive right in and learn more.
Micro Prose Writing Challenge
Want to write us some amazing prose and win awesome prizes? We've got the contest for you. The theme for this contest is a simple one. We want you to write us a 50-100 word story. 
Want to participate, but still not sure what to write about? Well, we have got you covered there, too. Feel free to check out these various theme ideas:

Please do note: I selected older prompts that others may not have seen recently to try and prompt writers to
CRITMAS 2018

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've waited for...

November, NaNo pfft, that is over! Winter is coming and with it brings a greater show. The armies are rising again!
Those sneaky secret-storing Samurai Snowmen have melted now. Previous winners are just a legendary tale. Four new teams are rising, each fuelled with one desire- To be the best at delivering critique!


Welcome to Critmas 2018!

What is Critmas?
This is a multi formed challenge where the focus is about 2 things. 1. Giving 2. Critique.
The challenge for everyone is to submit at least 12 critiques (that's 1 a day) across the 12 days of Christmas (Dec 24th to Jan 6th). It doesn't matter what the art form is or your style of critique, it is all about giving back in the way most members on here value most; in giving feedba



Random News!


Litland NewsThis entry is updated every week or so with the most recent literature news. :meow:
Last update: 4 Dec
New More updates about Eclipse, the new version of DA:

Contests, Challenges, Projects

DA's annual Holiday Card Project has launched again. Deviants are invited to create cards that'll be passed out to people in hospitals around the world. You can get a free 1-month core for sending in a card! Deadline: Dec 17
TalentedWritersGuild is holding a contest for micro prose. Deadline: Dec 14
New The December Form Challenge is ON AGAIN at ProjectDFC. This is the 10th annual one!
New December is Fanfiction Freakout at Prose-ject.

Critmas
The Ruminations of a Multiheaded Monster: ON SALEHello again, everyone.  It has been a busy year for all of us, but it’s finally time to announce our very first publication.  LitConquistadores launched a publication opportunity this past July.  Our gallery folders were open to any and all FlashFictionMonth participants.  Over the course of the month, we received 78 submissions.  Of those 78, we compiled the best 31 flash fiction stories and published an anthology.
The Team that Made it Happen
None of this would have been possible without a brilliantly dedicated team of readers and editors.  Thank you to BlackManaBurning, GDeyke, MagicalJoey and WindySilver.
Sadly, MagicalJoey passed away before she could see her hard work in book form.  :heart:
Truly though, this would not have happened without these wonderful deviants that gave so much of their own time to read through all of the entries and later assist the writers with edits.
The Proceed
Project DFC: December Form Challenge 2018
It's tiiiiiiiiimmmmeeee....
This is the namesake event of ProjectDFC; the 2018 December Form Challenge is heeeeeerrrreeee!
Hello everyone!  Hi!  OneWithTheStars here and welcome to ProjectDFC's 2018 main event!
I haven't had the pleasure to be around for it during its entirety, however, we have a VERY exciting DFC this year!  We are celebrating the decennial of this absolutely marvelous challenge that has inspired monthly challenges of poetic forms, bringing together fellow poets as we torture challenge ourselves with just a sampling of the many, many poetic forms in existence around the world.  We also have a new contributor; please everyone give a hand in welcoming Amarantheans to our group!  She's a wonderful person I've come to know over the past couple of years and enjoys poetic forms as much as the rest of us.
Prose-ject: Fanfiction Freakout 2018
Hello everyone!  Hi!  OneWithTheStars here and welcome to Prose-ject's 2018 installment of Fanfiction Freakout!  Before we continue with the challenge, I'd like to introduce everyone to our newest contributor to the admin team!  Let's give Mythiril a warm welcome to the group!  :clap:
Last year, our beloved MagicalJoey 9th bDay cAndle 4 dA  unveiled the inaugural December event here at Prose-ject and in that spirit, it shall continue henceforth.
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The idea is to practice and perfect a lost art: the writing of good fanfiction.  In a world oversaturated with fanfics and fanart, it is increasingly hard for works in the realms of fandoms to reach large audiences before being drowned out in the mass of other works.  We're here to say that while refining and honing the ability to write a


Random news from the literature community, check it out and see how you can contribute as well!:la:



Publishing Opportunities


A Publishing PrimerYou asked for it, so you got it!
Based on this poll, you, our community, want to know more about Publishing. We will be posting publishing opportunities around about every month, now, specifically for literary magazines. But what does that mean for a novice who has never submitted before?
Let me break it down for you.
There are tons of lit mags out there, journals, reviews, and small presses. Some are more reputable than others. So the first step is
Find Your Market

The market is the audience you are targeting, so you should have an idea of your genre (sci fi is great but what type? Hard, soft, etc?) and the demographic of your audience (young? old? between? all of the above?) But even if you get it narrowed down there can be a veritable mountain of places to submit to which can get confusing. There are a few great sites that compile markets and magazines into an easy to searc
Triskele Poetry PublicationWell well, looky here.  We’ve been so focused on prose related things (FFM and NaNo) that we decided it was high time we allowed the poets here on DA to jump into the fun of being published.
Theme | Life · death · rebirth

The Triple Spiral or Triskele is the basis for our theme.  If you are unfamiliar with the concept of the triskele, it is a symbol consisting of three interlocking spirals, or legs.  Its origin and meaning have been debated for ages, and there is still no definitive meaning.  It has taken on many meanings, including: spirit/mind/body, mother/father/child, past/present/future, life/death/rebirth, power/love/intellect, creation/preservation/destruction, the Holy Trinity, etc etc.
For our publication, we will using Life, Death & Rebirth as the theme.  The book will be laid out in three parts.  We have three submission folders; one for each part.  So your poem should be written with one of those three


Don't know where to start with publishing? Try the Publishing Primer.

The Community Relations Literature Hub on DeviantArt!


Welcome to CRLiterature


CRLiterature is a hub for all things Literature on DeviantArt. Run by the Literature Community Volunteers and community members, you should watch us to keep track of goings-on throughout the Literature community, or join us to submit community news to the group journal and participate in group-sponsored activities.

We post monthly news updates from the Community Volunteers, as well as contests, prompts, and chat events from throughout the community!








Check out the October 2018 Lit DD Roundup! And be sure to drop a note to any of your Lit CVs if you need help or have questions!

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Daily Deviations





Our lovely Community Volunteers collectively feature a few pieces of literature every day, and many of these Daily Deviations come from suggestions made by the community - and that means you! Each CV likes to feature certain things more than others, according to their tastes, and you can find their suggestion guidelines below!

And remember, self-suggestions are welcome!



Within the Community


Forums


The Literature Forum is an integral part of your DA Lit experience.
:bulletorange: Get Critique
:bulletorange: Beat Writer's Block
:bulletorange: Check the Rules before you post!


Chat


Did you know CRLiterature also has a chatroom? We host community events in there from time to time, such as critique nights and book discussions! Be sure to take a quick look at the Chatroom Guidelines if you wish to join the fun.

Last DD discussion: Nov 10
Next DD discussion: TBA

Other Lit Chatrooms

:bulletorange: theWrittenRevolution
:bulletorange: WriteRoom: WriteRoomies' chat
:bulletorange: WeAreSoLit: a planning space for lit
:bulletorange: CommunityLit: a casual hangout


Community Resources


At CRLiterature we're always collecting the most useful information for people new to the community. Be sure to check these out!
:bulletorange: Publishing Week from our friends at projecteducate
:bulletorange: Some Literature Critique Tips from our Volunteer (and all-around rockstar) BeccaJS
:bulletorange: Writing Resources for Noobs (and not so noobs) by PinkyMcCoversong (one of DA's knowiest hacks!)
:bulletorange: DA Lit: A Retrospective so you youngun's can get caught up on the details round these parts!
:bulletorange: Submitting Literature via Sta.sh

If you find a resource you think the community needs to see, be sure to send the group a :note:Note!


Affiliation Policy

We are happy to accept affiliation with other Literature groups on DeviantArt! We look for:
:bulletorange: Official DeviantArt groups
:bulletorange: Established groups for the literature community.
:bulletorange: Groups that encourage critique sharing
:bulletorange: Groups that share news

If you want to be affiliated with CRLiterature, please make sure to explain why you would like to affiliate and how your group matches the criteria above. At this time, we are not accepting affiliation requests from very new groups or groups that are not focused on literature.

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Beginneratart Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for requesting my short story!
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FanArtArtist1993 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Please don't mark this as spam. I was wondering if joining requests are accepted automatically. 
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AlexandraOrlova Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for requesting my poem!:happybounce:   
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Belladonna-Morte Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Student Writer
Thank you so much for adding one of my poems to your gallery! It is an immense honor!
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