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#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.

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

The Know Database Round-Up 5

Tue Apr 22, 2014, 9:21 AM by SCFrankles:iconscfrankles:
Our original journal can be found here. It states the aims of TheKnow more fully.

Database Round-Up 1
Database Round-Up 2
Database Round-Up 3
Database Round-Up 4.

Hello and welcome to TheKnow Database Round-Up 5! Thank you so much to those people who have become a member or watcher since last time :D

This is really just a round-up of links to our previous journals, as we haven’t had any new submissions recently ^^; Please consider adding something—we’re simply looking for areas of personal experience that the submitter is willing to discuss privately. If you would like to make a submission to the database, full information is on our profile.

Also, if you’ve got any suggestions for the group, please leave a comment. Is there anything you’d like us to change?


We take requests for information too. If you need someone else’s personal experience or knowledge as help with your writing research, and it isn’t in the database, leave a comment here. We’ll gather all the requests together and put them out as another journal, asking if anyone can help. Though if someone reading this journal sees a request in the comments they can help with, please feel free to contact the requester immediately.

You can make a request at any time—leave a comment on whatever is the current journal or on the group profile, or send us a note. It isn’t necessary to be a member or a watcher to make a request, but it would be lovely if you joined in. :D


If the database or requests system helps you in writing something, we would like to put the finished article in our favourites. So, if you post your piece on dA and would like it to feature in our collection, please send us a link! We’re thinking about featuring the stories in our journals too.

Watching TheKnow

A note for anyone passing by: we understand some people may not want their details permanently on show in the database, but may feel comfortable talking to requesters privately via note. In that case, please consider watching TheKnow so you can keep an eye on the journals and what’s being looked for.

The More Things Change: Results

Mon Apr 21, 2014, 8:43 PM
For those of you who missed it, the original contest blog is here. I encourage you all to give the prompt a shot...and then show me the results! (For a bonus challenge, get that word count really low and submit to SRSmith's 365 tomorrows.)

This contest was about exploring science fiction outside of world-building or adventure-having. Technology reshapes how we think about people, how we communicate—technology can do a lot to reshape the narrative of a relationship. It's not just about spaceships and cyborgs, it's about the people inside those spaceships. Or the cyborgs trying to find their place in humanity. Or, sometimes, the spaceships trying to find their place inside a cyborg body while dating their human pilot.

Before I get to the winners, I'd like to take a moment to thank the judges, who put a lot of time and effort into this.

:iconmemnalar: :icondoughboycafe: :iconbeccalicious:

Thanks guys :dance:

So, without further ado!

Third Place

Disaster Ball    The cockpit of Noni’s D-Ball was cramped at best. It offered her tortuously little room to move during her indefinitely long mission. She had been confined here for so long now that it was difficult for her to remember any other life. Noni had adjusted as best she could to her spherical craft as it hurtled across the planet’s surface at the whim of the violent winds. The human mind could learn to deal with being permanently enclosed in such a small space but it was the constant physical shock to her body that was wearing her down.  
    There was no known end to this voyage, no light at the end of the tunnel, no pot of gold at rainbow's end. It was her sentence for her crimes against the colony and would more than likely include her death. A noble yet futile sentence, from her point of view, bouncing and rolling across this strange world to map the terrain and gather who-knew-what data for the good of the colony. These darn storms here were so

Second Place

Cityscape, With White WaterWe came from the mainland, on the silver city monorail, brother, mother, and me. Oceania, the first functional underwater city, grew out before us like a piping dream. That day I saw my first Colossus, huge giants encased in titanium-alloy armor, made by atomizing common metals, converting them from basic building blocks to ballast-wielding gods. The amount of material required to create even one of these monumental figures would have been enormous. I wondered if it was even possible to create enough. Perhaps electrolysis? The recent advances in nuclear transmutation? I was dying with questions. I pulled on Nemo’s shoulder. He bent down to read my signing fingers.
“Nah. They’re just construction units, kid. They ain’t gonna hurt you.”
He smiled down at me as though I had told him a funny joke. I quickly signed back to him, “That wasn’t what I was trying to ask.” But something else had caught his attention. There was only a smattering of p

First Place

I blink my eyes open, and the dim-yet-harsh light of reality filters in through my lashes – accompanied by pain, as always. Reality always looks a bit grainy somehow: fuzzy, low-res. Between that and the constant pain and the fucking weakness, it's a wonder I bother to unplug at all.
Not that I have much choice. I can't eat or sleep or take my pharms while I'm connected.
I tear open the thin foil wrap lying on my nightstand and plop two pills into the waiting glass of water. Even the fizzing hiss they make as they dissolve seems distant and unreal.
There was a time when I tried to focus through the blur, make sense of reality, remember the name of the faceless figure who makes sure there's a glass of water waiting on my nightstand each morning. That was a while ago. I just can't bring myself to care enough to try anymore.
The twin streams of bubbles go out, and I swallow the bitter water. I briefly consider breakfast, but every movement hurts and I don't want to g

View all contest entries here. Thanks to everyone who entered, these contests wouldn't happen without you.

If you'd like revision tips, drop me a note. :)

Love dA Lit: Issue 167

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 20, 2014, 3:04 PM
IrrevocableFate's Lit treasure chest!
Issue 167

Welcome to the one-hundred sixty-seventh issue of Love dA Lit! Heart bum by BadMote Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.

Note: You're all wonderful, please remember that. ♥

Literature Links

Group News

Inspiration (Workshops, Prompts and Challenges)





Ongoing Challenges [No Deadline]:

Lit Contests Galore!

These include contests that are purely Literature based and those that have other categories as well, but still accept Literature.

New Contests:

Contests Ending This Week:

Contest Extensions:
    None this week.



Regular Lit Articles

General Resources

Recently Added/Updated Resources

Looking for the rest of the resources? Go to the Community portal, below!

Looking to help out the Lit Community?

Looking for some groups?

If you're still not finding a group you like check out the list of all literature groups on dA: Click here!

Literature Community Relations

:iconneurotype: neurotype - neurotype's DD Suggestion Guidelines

:icongrimface242: GrimFace242 - GrimFace242's DD Suggestion Guidelines

:iconsingingflames: SingingFlames - SingingFlames' DD Suggestion Guidelines [ Fan Fiction ONLY.]

Go on and send your literature DD suggestions to them! :eager:

#CRLiterature - The Community Relations Literature Chatroom

Literature CR Update - April 2014

Literature DD Roundup - March 2014

Literature Forums

Literature Forum

Literature Forum Rules

Monthly Literature Critique Thread: April

:note: FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?

:note: FAQ #18: Who selects the Daily Deviation and how is it chosen?

:note: FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?

Contacting Me

:star: See something you don't like? That you like? Want changed or removed? Have a suggestion for the next issue? Then please send me a note! The Literature Community is huge, so I'm always going to miss something or make a mistake, don't be afraid to let me know. ♥

Hugs, love and thanks to:

:iconsonamyfan362: my favoritest LITplease Community Liaison.

:iconxmoonshinedreamersx: for letting me run LITplease’s Community Portal.

:icontwistedalyx: for letting me know about their youtube writing channel!

More Journal Entries

Stuff Going On!

Stay tuned!

Daily Deviations

Suggest a literature Daily Deviation today!

Our lovely Community Volunteers collectively feature a few pieces of literature every day, many from suggestions by the community. Each CV likes to feature certain things more than others, and you can find their suggestion guidelines below!

We don't do fanfiction; please send those suggestions to SingingFlames.

New to Literature on dA?

Expose-Lit: Your Literature LifelineWelcome to Expose-Lit, your group home on the web for a variety of tips on how to make the most of your DeviantART Literature experience. We hope to provide everyone with a fresh perspective and to assist wonderful deviants just like you in finding your way within our community. And, we all realize that every writer has their own personality, interests, strengths and weaknesses, so we aim to provide unique pathways into the community for everyone. We are here to help!
Welcome Wagon: Getting to Know You
If you are a new writer to DeviantART, or perhaps trying to discover what the general Literature community has to offer, you find out quickly how vast this community is and can be outright confused by everything that this diverse website offers. With the creation of Expose-Lit, it is our hope to merge together the wonderful Writers Welcome Wagon R
Breaking in to Lit!Introduction
Literature has long been considered one of the closest knit communities on deviantART. As a result, some people find it difficult to "break in" to the Lit crowd. There are rumors of elitism, difficulty in getting exposure, and lack-luster appreciation for the incredible work that goes into writing a good piece of prose or a well structured poem.
If you look at a painting you can see amazing detail, great use of color, and the importance of the subject immediately. You know it came from the artist's imagination and that he or she had to spend hours translating that to a canvas. The tangibility of the work is right in front of you. With writing, it is not quite the same. The effort the author puts into the work can only be appreciated if readers put in their own effort to read the work. The gratification is not instant, which is one reason the lit community is so close knit.
Those who do have large followings often also comment and read quite a lot of work h


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What type of literature are you most interested in exploring further? 

59 deviants said Novels
54 deviants said Short fiction
25 deviants said Poetry
9 deviants said Scripts
5 deviants said Something else I will list in the comments


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Koratoshisfriend Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the request!
Much appreciated. :la:
ForgetDeny Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for requesting the addition of my play "The Remote Fiction Circus" to your group.
Jesper6 Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Grr 3000 words is not enough. *sigh* I love description too much for my own good...
TOMCAVANAUGH Mar 17, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks for including my work in your collection!!!  I really appreciate it!
Edges-to-Everything Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I appreciate your request for Dead Man's Switch. :nod:
Sirius-the-Dog Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
To the staff:

You are all amazing people. Thank you for doing what you do.

Thank YOU!
krutch99 Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the add on Dysphoria, I accidentally clicked no instead of yes :/
Jesper6 Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hello group! How are you? This is me trying to not be silent.

Not silent is awesome!
Jesper6 Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Tell that to Slenderman .__.
Get a couple drinks in 'im and you can't shut him the hell up.
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Why hello, Jesper6! :wave: Lovely to see you being noisy... er... not lurking silently? Something like that. :D
Jesper6 Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A good day to you as well. Are there any works of yours that you'd like me to read and offer my opinion on?
I haven't actually posted anything lately, Jesper, but thank you for the offer! If you wanted to poke around my gallery I've got older things, mostly chapters of novels I haven't finished. I would offer to return the favor, but it won't be as soon as I'd like... my to-do list is miles long and growing daily. :paranoid:
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IvanRadev Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for adding "The Beauty of a Woman" to your galleries! :)
Thanks so much for the request!
FuzzyHoser Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:heart: Thanks kindly for the request.
Hi! I'm the founder of theWrittenRevolution and I was wondering if we can affiliate to your group (we're trying to get in touch with all Lit groups, and yours being the official hub we could help spread your news through our members, and help in general to promote your things, and if we run a contest or project submit it through you too to reach a bigger audience). (:
Nichrysalis Jan 30, 2014  Student Writer
Please send this in an affiliate request and not as a comment here. Keep in mind we only affiliate with the following:

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