What is this group about?
We want you to grow as a writer and help others grow! We're a literature group centered on critique, encouraging you to critique people’s work and for other people to critique your work as well.
To keep the flame of creativity alive, we provide writing prompts, chat events, and workshops. We also share contests and events from the Literature community.
We feature our members on a regular basis.
How do I get involved?
FIRST: Critique the Work of Others
The purpose of this group is to promote critiquing, so before you submit your own work, please critique another member’s writing. Peruse our gallery to find a piece that interests you. A link to the piece you critiqued is required in the description of your deviation in order for it to be accepted into our gallery.
How to Critique in this Group1. Thoroughly read the writing that you want to critique, keeping note of what stands out to you.
2. Check the deviation description. This will give you a starting point for your critique, because all submissions to this group require a specific request for feedback.
3. Read the written piece again, keeping the feedback questions in mind.
4. Begin writing your critique, starting with what you like about the piece.
5. Answer the feedback questions. Remember to be honest in a polite and friendly way.
6. If something really stood out to you that hasn’t been addressed by answering the feedback questions, mention it in a polite and friendly way.
7. To end your critique, point out the best things about the writing again. This will help the author feel less discouraged and more confident.
For a more detailed explanation with examples, read this guide.
THEN: Prepare Your Deviation for Submission
A link to the piece you critiqued is required in the description of your deviation in order for it to be accepted into our gallery. Your critique must be written within one week of your own submission to the group. (If you are submitting to the Longer Works or to the First Chapters and Prologues folder, your critique must be on another piece in that folder.)
Include a specific feedback request in your deviation description.
How to Ask for Feedback1. Think about the aspects of your writing that you are unsure about, and base a question on that.
2. Ask a more generic question, such as, “What did you like most about this piece?” or, “What do you think the message of this piece is?”
3. Remember that though only one question is required, more questions promote a variety of feedback.
For a more detailed explanation with examples, read this guide.
FINALLY: Submit Your Deviation to Our GroupSubmit to our gallery when you would like feedback on your written work. Keep in mind, though, that your pieces will not appear right away. They need to be approved by our administrators before they can be officially submitted. Pieces submitted to the gallery will be evaluated on grammar, originality, quality, and effort.
If your deviation does not meet the following guidelines, it will be rejected. However, you are free to resubmit your deviation once you make the appropriate changes.
NOTE: We only allow one submission per member, per week.
General: • All submissions must be in English.
• All submissions must be formatted correctly. For prose, that means paragraphs and coherent sentences. This is a bit different for poetry, as we understand the need for artistic expression.
• All submissions must include a link to the piece you critiqued in the description of your deviation in order for it to be accepted into our gallery. Your critique must be written within one week of your own submission to the group.
• All submissions must include a specific feedback request in your deviation description.
• A stand-alone poetry piece of roughly 1,500 words or less goes in the Poetry folder. Visual/found poetry is acceptable.
• A stand-alone prose piece of roughly 1,500 words or less goes in the Prose folder.
• A stand-alone piece of roughly 1,500 to 3,000 words goes in the Longer Works folder
• A first chapter or prologue of roughly 3,000 words or less goes in the First Chapters and Prologues folder.• Mature deviations. We want this group to be open and acceptable to all members.
We're Less Likely to Accept:
• Personal writing that cannot be understood in any way simply by analyzing it or interpreting its imagery. (For example, if someone would need to know personal things about you to get anything out of it.)
• Deviations that have already been accepted by more than fifteen other groups and have a lot of feedback. This isn't about exclusivity, this is about giving exposure to the people who need it most.• Fan fiction.
We Do Not Accept:
• Journal submissions. Even if your journal contains literature, that Lit should be appropriately categorized and belong to your gallery, not your journal, which is the space where you share your life and personal things. If you want to submit your journal for a contest, Literature event, writing tutorial, or anything of the sort, you're welcome to do so by clicking on your name and icon at the left and then choosing Submit a Blog Entry. The rules to submit your blogs to us are outlined here.
• Badly researched work. Whereas poor grammar and mistakes are expected from the deviations you submit to us and are the reason why our group exists, research isn't a part of this. Check your sources.
• Trolls, hate speech, inflammatory deviations, or anything of the sort.
If you’re unsure about any of this or you disagree, please leave a comment or send us a note . We’ll be happy to discuss it.
BONUS: Submit to Our FavouritesKeep in mind, submissions to our Favourites folders don't need to follow our gallery rules.
How do I join?Easy! Click the Join Us button, and you'll get a message from an admin regarding our group rules. And if you just want to passively be a part of this group, that's great as well—just Watch us.
How do I find the link for the critique that I've written?Go to the deviation for which you wrote the comment. Find your comment and look beside your username. There should be an indication of how long ago you wrote the comment (this is called a timestamp). Click it, and then copy the URL it takes you to. Paste the link into the description of the deviation you are submitting. Still unsure? Ask us ! We're happy to help!
What are the guidelines for writing a critique?We don't expect you to write a full critique every time (unless you want to!), because that could take up too much of your time. However, we do have a standard. At its most basic level, we expect your critique to be constructive and make points that will help the writer improve. Not sure what to do? Start by answering their feedback questions, or check out our guide on How to Give Feedback.
Why is my submission taking so long to be voted on?We know it seems like nothing's going on, but the core of the group is a bustle of activity, and even though it seems like there's a large amount of admins, we all have specific roles, and not all of the admins are able to vote. Also, keep in mind that we're people too, with school or a job, family and friends, and other commitments that we tend to. Sometimes we just can't spend as much time in theWrittenRevolution as we'd like to.
Each submission requires two votes to be accepted, and should be accompanied by a critique and feedback request, both of which must be verified. Voting takes time because there's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to fairly regulate the voting process. Your submission will expire after one week, but we will do our utmost best to ensure that it does not take that long; only in an emergency situation would it come to that.
Why aren't submissions to the Featured gallery folder allowed?The Featured gallery folder is for the selected deviations of Featured Members.
Can I get an administration position?We post a blog entry whenever we need new administrators, so stay tuned.
Can I affiliate my group with you?Send us a note and/or an affiliation request, and we'll consider it!
If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments, let us know, and we will be happy to reply! Send us a note , visit us in tWR Chat, or leave a comment anywhere around the group and we'll get back to you.
Keep writing! We look forward to reading your work!