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Hey everybody! It's that time, finally Over the next week or so, I will be posting a feature as a reward to those who successfully completed all 30 days of NaPo with the group NaPoWriMo. Taking on 30 poems over the course of 30 days is NOT easy, but all of those who will be featured managed to take on the task! Please take the time to give a favorite/comment or even just peruse these pieces -- show a little lit love.
Now, to the feature!


Hey look, I went a whole month of not writing garbage. :lol: Feature 2 will be out tomorrow most likely for the next person on the list. Thanks!
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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 Events & Contests!

Constructive Feedback Chat Saturday, March 13We'll be hosting a constructive feedback chat in the CRLit Discord on Saturday, March 13 from 1-3pm PST (DA time). (What time is that for me?)All constructive feedback is valuable - whether it's the emotional response or technical details. Lurkers also welcome, if you'd like to get a sense of how these things go first. If you are not able to attend due to timing, please let us know what would work for you instead!We'll conduct this similarly to the DD chats - set amount of time per piece. We'll also watch the conversation to make sure it isn't too fast-paced to follow/take notes.If you would like to receive feedback:Be prepared to give feedback - please make plans to stay at least for the duration of several pieces.In the comments below, please paste the link to a 2,000 word/50 line or shorter piece - if it's not uploaded to DA, you can use Eclipse to save a draft and then share the link through If it's a longer work, please provide an excerpt (I recommend picking something that is representative of your style but doesn't rely too heavily on prior knowledge).In addition to your link, there's a couple of other things it's useful for readers to know:Are there any specific questions you have about the piece? (cribbed shamelessly from @theWrittenRevolution)What level of harshness would you like? (NOTE that this is a constructive chat, we will not be focusing solely on praise, but you can ask for a gentler approach, or harsher if you're into that 👀)If relevant, who is your target audience? (e.g. are you submitting to a magazine, self-publishing for teens, etc)Resources,CCrit Ticks for the Critics"He has the right to criticize who has the heartHHow I Critique Without Being A Jerk (I hope)I have to start this by saying I am writing thisHHow to Accept A CritiqueFirst, there's a common misconception that I wantBBe Someone's Critical FriendThe first step in learning how to revise is Prose-ject: Mission Mimicry 2020
Hello everyone!  Hi!  OneWithTheStars here and welcome to Prose-ject's 2020 installment of Mission Mimicry!
(I'm also sad that, despite my minimal customizing of journals, this is likely the last one for Prose-ject I can post with them before Eclipse takes over...)
Mission Mimicry is just that--mimicking another author's writing voice, all in reverence, of course.  I salute you!  Each of us possesses a distinct writer's voice, an authorial equivalent to a watermark; it is the manner in which we formulate our literary works with our words, syntax, and structure that allows an audience to distinguish the work of a writer from others.
The author's literary voice can be a very powerful force to repel and attract readers.  While an author's voice develops over time, it can also be honed in ways intentionally t

Critmas 2020: HERE WE GO🎊🎊1,938 critiques total🎊🎊Critmas is now OVER. Needless to say there's a lot to judge, so please be patient as we put everything together.update 1/22: progress is being made! Doing the final tallies now O:Weigh anchor and load your cannons, Critmas is ON! If you haven't signed up yet or would like to donate prizes, you can still do so. Current ship and crew listings can be found here, and the current prize pool is here.Make sure you are watching @CRLiterature for surprise challenges and more! Since I can't schedule journals, they'll be posted a bit early, but you can go ahead and get started. It's Critmas after all :D(Journals may not be posted every day!)The latest you can submit critiques is January 6th, 11.59pm PST (DA time), with 1 extra day to post your links here.How to ParticipateFirst, make sure you're part of a crew, then reply to this journal with your completed critiques. Do not reply to other comments or journals with your completed critiques.Comment format:List - 1 critique link per lineWhat challenges you completed, if any (or the relevant TREASURE HUNT item)To grab the link for your critique, click the timestamp (itíll say something like ď1 hour agoĒ). This should take you to a page followed by a jumble of numbers. Thatís your link!At the bottom of each critique, please include the following footer: ĎThis critique brought to you by [TEAM NAME], Merry Critmas!íNot counting this footer, critiques should be at least 100 words long to qualify.Rankings and prizes, including spot prizes, will be tabulated after the event is over. This doesnít mean there wonít be bonuses for the crew leading partway through :)Challenges and BonusesAll challenges and bonuses will be calculated based on when the critique was submitted, using DAís time zone (PST, UTC-8), unless otherwise specified.Critiques are worth 1-3 doubloons, based on quality, with 1 as the default. All challenges and bonuses are added to this score.Ongoing Daily ChallengeIt sounds like an oxymoron, but it isn't!5 or 10 critiques in a day: for 5 critiques written *and* submitted on the same day, 5 additional doubloons; or 10 for 10+.One-time BonusesYou can achieve each one of these exactly once, in addition to the base critique score (1-3). Critiques can count multiple times towards different bonuses, unless otherwise specified.Critmas: 12 critiques total (minimum requirement for full prize eligibility) - 10 doubloonsSuper Critmas: 25 critiques - 5 doubloonsMega Critmas: 50 critiques - 5 doubloonsMerry Critmas: 100 critiques - 10 doubloonsCrewmate: write 1 critique for everyone in your crew - 8 doubloonsBoard Ye Vessel - write 1 critique for everyone in an opposing crew - 8 doubloons per crew completedSmooth Sailing - write 1 critique for every day of Critmas, Dec 24 through Jan 6 - 12 doubloonsAbecedaarrrrrrrius - write critiques for 26 deviants with usernames from A-Z - 26 doubloonsTREASURE HUNTI am trying to check all of these and let you know if something is too much of a stretch or otherwise not qualified - in order to make sure you have enough time to resubmit, I strongly recommend at least finishing the themes by Jan 4.Critique 2 pieces in each of the following media (any variation within is fine, but you canít count something for multiple categories). Each item is worth 2 doubloons (e.g., 2 doubloons for 2 prose pieces critiqued, 0 for 1 prose, although I do appreciate it when you note categories as you work on them!), with a 15 doubloon completion bonus.Note - once you've completed a category, you don't have to continue listing which medium it is, unless you really want to. :)ProsePoetryTraditional ArtDigital ArtPhotography3D (digital or traditional sculpture)Artisan CraftsCrit 1 piece per each of the themes below. Each item is worth 2 doubloons, with a 15 doubloon completion bonus. You CANNOT use the pieces above to meet requirements below, and vice versa.Undersea creaturesGoldBoatsSecretsMutiny/betrayalCursesBirdsOne-time Challenges12/26 only: Mention three different beverages in your critique - 5 doubloons12/28 only: Critique like a pirate - 5 doubloons - the pirate is also Santa - 2 additional doubloons12/30 only: Critique a volunteer/staff member - 5 doubloons1/2 only: Critique one of the past week's Daily Deviations - 5 doubloons1/3 only: Write a critique without using the letter 'u' - 8 doubloons1/5 only: Write a rhyming critique - 5 doubloons - put the whole thing in meter - 5 additional doubloons🎄 Introducing NOMINATIONSIf you see a critique you'd like featured for any reason (well-written, enjoyable, etc), please note @neurotype with a link to it by 11.59pm PST on January 10th. Explaining why you've nominated it is optional. If selected, both you and the author will receive a prize. Spot Prize DrawingsFor each day you post a critique, youíll be randomly entered into a drawing for a spot prize. This is entirely independent of your accumulated doubloons, so be sure to post daily! If you'd like to donate something for a spot prize, please let me know. The current full prize pool is here, but you can specify where you'd like things to go.HELP I NEED SOMETHING TO CRITIQUEThe sea is a big place! Iím compiling a map of plunder sites here: ,CRITIQUEABLE RESOURCESDecember 21, 2020Hey all, this is a list of places you can quicklyIf you are participating in Critmas, please remember youíre eligible to have one thumbnail (journal or deviation) added to the Critmas 2020 Critiqueables folder.Resources on how to write a critique are linked at the bottom of this post.Off with ye, ye sea dogs! I am a Literature CVI am a Community Volunteer for Literature.  It is truly my honor to serve the DA Lit community that has always felt like my home online. Naturally, that also means that I now have the ability to hand out those most coveted of all DeviantArt accolades, literature Daily Deviations
So, I want YOUR help!  If you find an exemplary example of either poetry or prose, feel free to send them my way. 
Perhaps you are curious about what a Daily Deviation is all about.  Well, see for yourself here: official FAQ.  That article can answer most of the questions you may have very quickly.

How do I submit a DD suggestion to you?

It's easy. Send me a note with a link to the piece and the subject "DD Suggestion", along with a brief description

Random News!

The Ladies of Lit: Volume CXIIWelcome to volume one hundred and twelve of my Literature series, The Ladies of Lit!
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:
:bulletwhite: This article’s deviant spotlight: featuring the multi-talented ugnip.  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.
:bulletwhite: Additional information about our upcoming events, and we also have a selection of other interesting Literature news links to share with you. 
:bulletwhite: Our “meet our contributors” section. Be sure to note me if yo
favorites feature 60 (final pre-Eclipse edition)Hello. Welcome to another installment of YouInventedMe's weekly favorites feature (brought to you by PoetryForHumans)!
Normally, this feature is comprised of eight pieces culled from things I've favorited over the previous week...but things aren't so normal these days, are they? Every crazy thing going on in the outside world aside, tonight is the last night that DA will exist in its current form. The meteor is about to hit, the dinosaur is going extinct. My initial plan was do a favorites feature like the fifty-nine that came before it. (Other than moving it to a Tuesday, instead of its normal Monday posting, so that this would be the last thing in my journal should features no longer be feasible under the shadow of Eclipse.) But I made a decision about how I wanted this possibly final favorites feature to go and it requires a brief explanation.
A brief explanation:
A year and a half ago I started regularly featuring other writers. It wasn't in the favorites feature format. No, it s

Lit Loves Vol. 62



Below are the winners of BlackBowfin's April Poetry Contest:
and April said, by miserabel
NaPoWriMo 2020 06: Shimmer by ilyilaice
Four by greenleo94
Over the Moon: Literature (Volume #57)Welcome to another volume of Over the Moon, a growing collection of art from talented deviants! I encourage you to Added to my devWatch! and Favourite Star these pieces and authors and take a look through their galleries! 
Over the Moon: Literature (Volume #57)

Check out the March 2020 Lit DD Roundup! 
Happy Writing,
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Random news from the literature community, check it out and see how you can contribute as well!:la:

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 March 2020 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


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!


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: April 11th, 2020
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

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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cannykin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2021
Is this active? If so, where do I put my submissions at?
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RoyalArtist91 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2021  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the request
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peterws7 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2021
No activity for a MONTH?  Good grief!  I've just joined.  Bloody hell.
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DuchesseOfDusk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2021  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanx a lot for requesting my "tutorial" on how to access StashWriter in Eclipse: Stash-Writer Hack by DuchesseOfDusk :happybounce:  :sun:  :woohoo:
PrecariouslyPeculiar Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2021   Writer
Many thanks for the request :aww: 
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