Becoming a Member:
--Click on the "Join Our Group" button at the top of our front page.
--Membership requests are automatically accepted, so once you request to join, simply refresh the page and you will have full access to the group that is available to members.
--Visit our "Gallery" tab.
--Click the button labeled "+Submit to this gallery" found on the top right of the screen.
--The artwork must be literature.
--We have a limit to submit 3 works per week per folder. For example, that means if you have 3 screenplays, 3 poems, 3 articles, and 3 stories, you can submit all 12 at once and so on. This rule is in place to prevent spam.
--PLEASE SELECT TO THE CORRECT FOLDER FOR YOUR DEVIATION BEFORE CLICKING SUBMIT. There is a button on the top of the submission interface labeled "Submitting to..." Click and select your correct folder BEFORE you press Submit.
--We accept all kinds of literature (poetry, lyrics, stories, etc.)
--Art theft will get you banned and reported.
--Respect is expected.
--If I hear several complaints about a deviant(s) greatly harassing others, said deviant(s) will be kicked from the group.
--All affiliates must be literature groups. We do not accept affiliations with general art groups, even if you do accept literature.
--If possible, we would appreciate it if you could explain why you would like to become affiliated.
Special Rules on Specific Folders:
--Book Covers: There are two parameters for what is allowed in this folder: A) a completed cover that includes the title of the book and the author's name, and B) is an image created *by you* for a book you are writing or if you are the commissioned artist for that book. Redesigns of existing books that don't belong to them are not accepted (so if someone redesigned the cover of Lord of the Rings, it will not be accepted in the group).
--Visual Poetry: See this blog entry for details: www.deviantart.com/unseen-writ… Basically, make sure the entry is either an image with a poem in the image, or a poem with an image attached to it. Sometimes, people think that visual poetry is just poetry that describes a scene or setting. That's not the case. Again, see that journal for details.
--Literature-Related Journals: For your journal to be accepted, it must be actually a journal (not a deviation) that is indeed related to literature in some way. Some people try to submit every journal they post. Examples of a literature-related journal would be (but not limited to): announcing a new writing project, asking for or giving critique on literature, promoting a writing contest, personal feelings on the topic of writing and literature, etc.
Q: Do you accept comics/manga?
A: Indeed we do! Please submit all comics and manga to the folder titled "Graphic Novels, Comics, Manga."
Q: Do you accept fanfiction?
A: Yes. We even have a folder for it simply titled "Fanfiction"
Q: Do you accept literature in foreign languages?
A: We most certainly do.
Q: Why can we only submit once per week into the Critique folder?
A: We only accept 1 per week because we want our members to limit their submissions to the ones they specifically want critiqued, not just every single piece. And we wish to conserve space.
Q: What is "Theme of the Month"?
A: The Themes are simply one broad idea put out at the beginning of every month. It is only to help people with inspiration, or just for fun.
Q: Is "Theme of the Month" a contest?
A: No. It's sole purpose is to help provide inspiration. There are no winners.
Q: Can we submit more than one deviation to "Theme of the Month"?
A: Absolutely. And you may write as many as you wish. Or none.
Q: Regarding "Theme of the Month", may we post already existing deviations for the theme?
Q: Regarding "Theme of the Month", are we supposed to submit them in a specific folder?
A: There is a "Theme of the Month" folder, but you do not have to submit your work there. For example, if you write a poem inspired by a Theme, you may submit it to "Theme of the Month" folder or to the "Poetry Free/Blank Verse" folder. Same goes with any other type of writing.
Q: Is there a word limit?
A: Nope. Make your works as long or short as you please.
Q: Do you accept visual poetry?
A: Poetry is poetry, so yes.
Q: Do you accept mature literature?
A: Yes. We even have a folder for it.
Q: Do you do "Monthly Challenge" anymore?
A: Unfortunately, the admin who ran Monthly Challenge, Paperback-Astronaut, has deactivated his account. With him gone, so is Monthly Challenge.
A Challenge is meant to challenge your skill as a writer, it is meant to push you into doing something you wouldn't originally do. Above all, it is meant to be fun.