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THE LIT LIST: Issue No. 50 **SPECIAL ISSUE!**
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STAYING ALIVE: Unique Clubs You Want to Support!
In this very special 50th edition of The Lit List, I am featuring some clubs that are my personal favourites here on deviantART. I've listed below several literature clubs that I feel have something unique about them along with a solid management system. These days, unique ideas are hard to come by, especially ones that are well-implemented, so these clubs I think are worth keeping your eye on.
Below, you'll find The Lit List as usual, but please please please read this section first. These clubs need your continued support to keep them alive!
The Enlightener: the-haiku-club is a wonderful place to learn about the well-known but often misunderstood genre of Eastern poetry. Don't be put off by the club's name, though, as it is a misnomer: the club is devoted to ALL forms of Eastern poetry, not just haiku. Senryu, Saijiki, Tanka, and many more are all int
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Go Forward- A Five Day Holiday
Call for Freedom – Avante!
It is the first week of September and we've been expecting this since the first week of last year's September. From first timers to veterans, everyone is getting ready for six minutes of pure joy, five days of pure freedom and many red flags. Founded on 1976 as commemoration of the ideal of the Communist party, it is taken by the militants of the party as a space for sharing and celebration and, by everyone else, as a place of pure anarchy and freedom. After a fight of over 50 years against the fascism in the country, the PCP – Partido Comunista Português (Portuguese Communist Party) founded a special holiday just for the people that join their voices to those of the workers. "Avante!" can be roughly translated from Portuguese as "Keep Going!" and that's the main objective. However, do we – non-militants, visitors, observers – really join this special political exclusive holiday for the values?
Nobody Gives you a Party like
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Creative Nonfiction Contest Reminder
In case you missed the announcement of the Creative Nonfiction Contest, the original news article can be found here.
The deadline for entries is November 15, 2009 at 10pm EST. If you haven't started writing yet, it's time to hop to it, and if you have started, it's time to polish your essay off and send it in.
Please read the original news article for all the details, but the gist of it is to write a creative essay that centers around one of your personal September to December holiday experiences. Pick any annual celebration or observance that falls within those four months and tell us about it in your unique voice and style.
We hope to see your entry in our Contest Collection soon!
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Monsters
I once sat in an orphanage, pouring make-believe tea. The little girl I was playing with told me to add milk and sugela. I suppose I should have corrected her; should have told her that I would stir in the sugar and ignored the isiZulu word. The orphanage teaches the children to speak English, because English speaking children have a much better chance of finding new parents. I suppose I should have done that, but I couldn't bring myself to take away one of the last few words of her mother tongue. I put usugela into the tea.
I've visited homes that I wouldn't call houses. I stood outside an abandoned garage with a broken door. A young man – only a teenager, really – bent double to walk inside. Sewage-ridden water from the street seeped into the dank, dirty room. It was shelter of a kind; a place to keep things and a place to sleep. The boy cheerfully told us that the owner of the garage up the road allowed him to use the customers' bathroom. He explained how he
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THE LIT LIST: Issue No. 47
If you want to affiliate with The Lit List, please use this http://atrue.deviantart.com/journal/22433997/ which will lead people to the most recent issue. Thank you!
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PRACTICE
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Poetry Prompts
October Prompts from distinctpoetry.
Challenge #42 from PoetryPlease.
:new:Witches from RawEm0tion.
Wishmaker Challenge from RawEm0tion.  
October Prompts from simplypoetry.
Summer's End from versebyverse  
Haiku from versebyverse
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Cookies
Christmas, when I was a kid, was a beautiful, magical time of year. All of my memories are filled with Bing Crosby singing and hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows. I was always so excited. I never realized that eight out of eleven Christmases growing up, my family was alone.  
My parents, always hard for money, would save all year if they had to for presents, and on Christmas day, Santa Claus would always have brought that toy I’d been longing for. I never wrote Santa letters. He always knew. I left him cookies, and milk and so much bright eyed faith.
My brother told me about Santa when I was 5 or 6. It was just after Christmas and I was happy the jolly old elf had brought me my first radio. We were en route to Tennessee and my heart was broken when my parents did not deny my brother’s claim.
We still put out cookies the next year.
What is it really, about Christmas?
I learned about Santa Claus earlier than most of my friends. I soon learned that Jesus was probably
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I Was Armed
I was armed. I was prepared. I had everything I needed to take out the evil lurking in there. I was Rambo, the Terminator, Sherlock Holmes and Martha Stewart combined into one. My hair was in a handkerchief, my clothes were old and ratty, I was barefoot. I was prepared.
I was a goner. In the battle of me vs. my room, I didn’t stand a chance.
It started out easy. Thanksgiving was coming, and since I was away at college, and had been adopted as the “group Mom” for all of my friends (and I was the only one who could cook), the responsibility for hosting dinner fell to me. Everyone else would help pay, but it would be made by me, at my house. The only problem was, my house was in not shape for Thanksgiving company.
I wasn’t always such a messy person. My mother still swears to this day that when I was little, I was the cleanest child in the neighborhood. But somehow, in my teenage years, all that changed.
I became a slob.
Not a true slob, mind you. I cannot live in my o
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new year's revelations
I rang in the new year with a typed-out version of the guttural scream of the fuck word I would have given had my entire family not been in the next room.  I asked permission from the moderator in the dA chatroom I was in, as all-capitals, violent cursing, and irrelevant shouting were generally not allowed.  The catharsis, however, seemed necessary.  I was having a shitty shit shithole of a night, and I needed somewhere to express it.  After this I returned to my family, played at having a fun night with Scrabble, thanking the stars for the concealing panes of my glasses, hiding tears.
When it came time to go to bed around 3:00 AM, I couldn’t bring myself to sleep alone.  I begged my sister to let me sleep next to her, but I just ended up sobbing and sobbing and sobbing.  I felt so scared, so guilty and awful.  Eventually I got up and went next door to my closest sister’s room.  I spilled everythi
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THE LIT LIST: Issue No. 45
If you want to affiliate with The Lit List, please use this http://atrue.deviantart.com/journal/22433997/ which will lead people to the most recent issue. Thank you!
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PRACTICE
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Poetry Prompts
October Prompts from distinctpoetry.
Challenge #42 from PoetryPlease.
:new:Stuck in a Moment from RawEm0tion.
October Prompts from simplypoetry.
Summer's End from versebyverse  
Haiku from versebyverse
Prose Prompts
Books We'd Like to See Re
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Creative Nonfiction Contest
ProsePlease is proud to announce the release of a new contest open to all members of DeviantArt:
:bulletpurple: :bulletorange: :bulletred: The Creative Nonfiction Contest! :bulletred: :bulletorange: :bulletpurple:

The purpose of this contest is to promote the writing of real and worthwhile nonfiction on DeviantArt, and to encourage deviants to continue practicing this form in the future. In order to write nonfiction, however, it's important that you first understand what nonfiction is all about, and it may not be what you first thought. Read The Truth About Nonfiction to find out more.
At this point, you may be thinking, "Oh boy. I write essays all the time for school; I don't want to write an essay in my free time!" That's good, because we don't want everyday, run-of-the-mill, academic essays. Those essays are great for an organized environment like school, with their cooking-
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Finding the Theatre
I am a lover of life, and a day does not pass without my learning something about myself and the people around me; however, when someone asks me for an epiphany, one instance immediately jumps to mind.  In my junior year of high school I was given the opportunity to study in Italy for a year.  When asked what defined that year in Italy to me, I invariably say the theatre.  This astounds most people.  The school in Italy is dedicated to the classics, and most people expect me to say something like, "It opened my eyes to the international world," or "I realized that I want to pursue the Classics for the rest of my life."  But, no, I say that the defining moments of that year, the most cherished memories, and my two greatest epiphanies, all occurred in the theatre.  I shall tell you one of them.
I have been acting since I had come out of the womb, practically.  It was always something that had an allure to me, but for s
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Q and A with :devAGMeade: in :#LITplease:
On June 5, 2009, the following interview was conducted in the :#LITplease: chatroom. The interviewer was Jessica (ATrue) and the interviewee was Amber (AGMeade). All other names that appear are audience members.
Ok, so here's how the Q&A works: the interviewer asks the interviewee some questions, and the interviewee answers. The audience meanwhile can "raise their hand" (type a ^) to indicate that they wish to ask a question. Then, the interviewer will let them know when it's their turn to ask their question. At the end of most Q&A's, the interviewee is asked to provide the room with a prompt topic to inspire the audience to write something fabulous. Sound simple? Well, the Q&A's do take place in the :#LITplease: chat room, so it can sometimes get a little crazy; you never know what the audience members will say--or the interviewer for that matter!
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Jessica: Ok, Amber, first of all, how are you this evening?
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Q and A with :devconorschild: in :#LITplease:
On June 5, 2009, the following interview was conducted in the :#LITplease: chatroom. The interviewer was Jessica (ATrue) and the interviewee was David (conorschild). All other names that appear are audience members.
Ok, so here's how the Q&A works: the interviewer asks the interviewee some questions, and the interviewee answers. The audience meanwhile can "raise their hand" (type a ^) to indicate that they wish to ask a question. Then, the interviewer will let them know when it's their turn to ask their question. At the end of most Q&A's, the interviewee is asked to provide the room with a prompt topic to inspire the audience to write something fabulous. Sound simple? Well, the Q&A's do take place in the :#LITplease: chat room, so it can sometimes get a little crazy; you never know what the audience members will say--or the interviewer for that matter!
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Jessica: Ok, David, if I may call you that, the first thing
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Q and A with :devYouInventedMe: in :#LITplease:
On June 7, 2009, the following interview was conducted in the :#LITplease: chatroom. The interviewer was Raina (tiraldan) and the interviewee was Shane (YouInventedMe), who was a little late for his scheduled interview. All other names that appear are audience members.
Ok, so here's how the Q&A works: the interviewer asks the interviewee some questions, and the interviewee answers. The audience meanwhile can "raise their hand" (type a ^) to indicate that they wish to ask a question. Then, the interviewer will let them know when it's their turn to ask their question. At the end of most Q&A's, the interviewee is asked to provide the room with a prompt topic to inspire the audience to write something fabulous. Sound simple? Well, the Q&A's do take place in the :#LITplease: chat room, so it can sometimes get a little crazy; you never know what the audience members will say--or the interviewer for that matter!
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Raina:
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Q and A with aillesdors in #LITplease
On June 6, 2009, the following interview was conducted in the :#LITplease: chatroom. The interviewer was Jessica (ATrue) and the interviewee was Emily (aillesdors). All other names that appear are audience members.
Ok, so here's how the Q&A works: the interviewer asks the interviewee some questions, and the interviewee answers. The audience meanwhile can "raise their hand" (type a ^) to indicate that they wish to ask a question. Then, the interviewer will let them know when it's their turn to ask their question. At the end of most Q&A's, the interviewee is asked to provide the room with a prompt topic to inspire the audience to write something fabulous. Sound simple? Well, the Q&A's do take place in the :#LITplease: chat room, so it can sometimes get a little crazy; you never know what the audience members will say--or the interviewer for that matter!
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Jessica: Ready?
Emily: ready!
ordie: ^
Emily
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Curtains Closed

#LITplease has officially launched, which means there will no longer be any updates here on the ProsePlease account. We are keeping the old prompts here for your inspiration, but we will no longer be accepting submissions for them. We hope all our members will join over at #LITplease and enjoy our all new contest. The first Nonfiction Nook prompt has also been posted! Thank you for your loyalty over the years and we promise you won't be disappointed by the new arrangement over at LITplease.

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Josephslayt Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi.
My name is José Ligeiro (josephslayt) and i am new here.
Just need to know how to place a picture with a text? Can you reveal the steps?
Thank you.
J. Ligeiro
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epic-bando88 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am a young writer looking for feedback o nthe story I've been writing. How do I join??
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DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you try out the new group's function for the club :) it's cool! It's under prints and then find groups. To convert your group you have to go to helpdesk, type in group and find converttogroup.
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ProsePlease Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
we're not coverting because everything's going over the #LITplease which has already converted. :) Thanks though!
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DryBonesReborn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh. :) Thanks.
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