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Creative Contracts for Dummies

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 9:21 PM by tiganusi:icontiganusi:
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Art in the Professions Week


Preface



I'm not a lawyer. This isn't legal advice. My professional insurance does not cover this article. Also:

"The article does not constitute an attorney-client relationship, attorney-client privilege, or legal or practical advice of any sort. [Dongs.]" - haldron

If you're looking at a contract that's terrifying you or involves a ludicrous amount of money or whatever, please consult a local lawyer in your jurisdiction who can help you more directly. This is an article intended to gloss over standard creative contracts from the perspective of a contractor/employee and an employer, and to try and make you realize why you should probably use one - plus a few tips I've learned over the years on both sides of these contracts. Now buckle up and enjoy the read.




Introduction



Contracts. Some people love them (and rightfully so); some people fear them; some people genuinely don't know what they are, let alone what they should include - and what they actually mean for the parties entering them. So we're going to start this article with a brief definition of what a contract is:

contract
1) n. an agreement with specific terms between two or more persons or entities in which there is a promise to do something in return for a valuable benefit known as consideration... The existence of a contract requires finding the following factual elements: a) an offer; b) an acceptance of that offer which results in a meeting of the minds; c) a promise to perform; d) a valuable consideration (which can be a promise or payment in some form); e) a time or event when performance must be made (meet commitments); f) terms and conditions for performance, including fulfilling promises; g) performance.

Sorry for the dry text from a legal dictionary.

So - to put that in simpler terms: It's an enforceable legal agreement, not necessarily in writing, between two or more parties involving a mutual exchange of "consideration" - which could be anything from cash money to property or equity to a promise to do or not do something.

The above is not a contract, since Nene Leakes's friend has not encouraged her to pee in her drink. If Nene Leakes's friend does encourage her, or even bluntly ask her, it is still probably not a contract, but rather an illusory or "nude" promise - since the friend isn't giving her consideration the offer is not enforceable. If Nene Leakes's friend offers her $10 to pee in her drink, then it's a contract, but other doctrines to the effect of "who the hell would even want that for $10" may apply. If she offers to pay Nene $10 to not pee in her drink, that might be a contract too, but probably voidable because of duress.

When it comes to creative contracts, what this usually translates to is fairly simple: You're offering rights to a work you created or the license to use that work, generally in exchange for either money or the notoriety of having your work seen and attributed to youCourts don't generally decide on what is fair consideration - caveat emptor and all - and the definition at law is pretty broad as long as whatever you're trading is legal to trade.


"Most creative contracts have consideration, as artwork is generally bartered for money or sexual favors. However, the latter may not be enforceable due to anti-prostitution statutes." - haldron 

By making the agreement explicit, you and the other party can both file lawsuits to seek remedies for non-performance, like refunds or injunctions, if the contract isn't followed properly. A well-written contract allows the artist to collect payment if the other party is being difficult, and allows the other party to make you turn over the work if you're being difficult. Plus lots of other protections on both sides, depending on the specific terms you agree on. It also outlines the exact rights the artist is assigning or waiving, including things like whether they want to have the work attributed to them, whether to let the other party use it in derivative works (like using a logo in a business card), or whether the other party has a one-time right to use the work or an unlimited right to use it. Now we're going to go into some specifics topics, about things like rights and money. Woo!


BUT FIRST:



Here's some actual advice though: Don't sign anything without reading it. Don't sign anything you don't understand. Don't sign anything you don't agree with. Don't sign anything that has errors in it. Don't sign anything unless you're sure about it, basically. You can always consult a lawyer if you don't understand your contract or have concerns about it.


Next order of business:


Intellectual Property Rights



Okay, so let's say you just made a bad-ass logo for Company X. You're going to give it to them and they want to buy it from you, and you've not done a contract yet. Do you want to just outright give it to them - so they can use it however they want and do to it whatever they want, for a one-time fee? Or do you want to license it to them to use specifically on their website and business cards, but most certainly never on an envelope? And do you want to be given credit for it, or do you want to use it in your portfolio to sell your own skills to future customers? These are the questions you've got to figure out in your contract - because at law, you might have an unfair advantage or a total disadvantage over the company if there's nothing written.


Nene Leakes has a mantra for situations like this.

If you work for the company as an employee (or if, as a freelancer, you elect to treat a job as work-for-hire) the default is that you have no rights, period, to the work.
"People often throw around the work-for-hire doctrine. If you're taking commissions on the internet, that doesn't fucking cut it." - haldron 

Your employer is the legal creator and has the copyright. But some employment contracts will specify otherwise - allowing you to retain some rights, like attribution for blog posts or the permission to use work from that company in your portfolio. This might be a concern if you're on staff for a corporate blog that gets a book deal, or design a million ad campaigns in-house for an agency and later go freelance. The good thing, though? Other people at the company probably have had the same experience, so the contract of employment's probably already got those bases covered in your favour. Read it. Ask your lawyer if it confuses you. You can always turn down a job offer if the contract's not agreeable. There are some specific terms to determine if a position is work-for-hire that have to do with relationships of agency:
  1. Control by the employer over the work (e.g., the employer may determine how the work is done, has the work done at the employer's location, and provides equipment or other means to create work)
  2. Control by employer over the employee (e.g., the employer controls the employee's schedule in creating work, has the right to have the employee perform other assignments, determines the method of payment, and/or has the right to hire the employee's assistants)
  3. Status and conduct of employer (e.g., the employer is in business to produce such works, provides the employee with benefits, and/or withholds tax from the employee’s payment)
But short of being a lawyer, accountant or HR consultant you'd probably be a bit confused by that so let's sum it up with this gif:


MAKE IT RAIN.

So you're probably thinking, "Hey I guess I'll just freelance forever then and keep all the rights woo", right? No. No, because you're being a dick if you retain too many rights

"Don't be a dick." - haldron 

See, think of it this way: If you are a freelancer who's made a jingle for a commercial or a stock photo or something else you could reasonably get rich off rehashing later, it might be useful for you to keep the rights. That's fairly okay - but you're still going to want to give the company pretty broad rights, so they're not too limited in how they can use it. But if you're making a logo, I want you right now to look at it and ask yourself, "Self, what in the actual hell is the use of the copyright to this logo to me?"



Fact is? There's no use. You've made the piece for them. Give it to them. Sell them the copyright (which you can charge more for than a license!), and either assign or waive the moral rights if they exist and can be assigned/waived in your jurisdiction. That way they can do with it what they will. Adding a clause about how they can't edit it to make it terrible is a-okay, but asking for attribution every time they use it or having a license on a logo that's one-time use and non-assignable? The company's going to take one look and go "... We can't use this logo with these terms, at least not in day-to-day business." And then you're going to lose the sale, versus making cash money on the sale if you'd just sell the damn copyright in the first place.


Nene Leakes ain't got time for buying licenses.

All that said? If it's fine art for a private sale, discuss with the person commissioning you if they're okay with you retaining rights for online display, prints, reproduction, all that sort of things. They probably will be. You're also going to want to figure out what they want to do with the work - whether it's private physical display, online use, or commercial use. Price accordingly. 


And if it's for literature in publication, even online? Pretty much demand reprint rights, retain moral rights including attribution rights, and sell a one-time license only - with the option to renegotiate in the future - unless you're selling it to Knopf or something. Also, remember:
"Moral rights are practically nonexistent in the US because money." - haldron
One last note? Don't sell licenses that you can't sell. This is a pretty limited case, but for example - if you're using a work that's licensed Creative Commons ShareAlike to make a derivative piece, you can't sell true copyright of the derivative piece because the original creator of the piece you used in your work states that derivative works also need to be under the same license (Creative Commons isn't a "type of copyright", it's a blanket license) that allows others to make derivative works from it. If you don't disclose these things to the party commissioning the work, everyone can sue you for all the things, basically - plus your contract's probably going to specify "no using source material offered under sharealike licenses" unless it was written before the internet existed. Again, read your contract and make sure you're following it at all times.

Other Clauses



The other clauses in a standard creative contract are really pretty common-sense. They can outline things like the duration of the contract and how long you have to finish the work, whether you're allowing for revisions if it's a contract for a single piece that you're making on commission, the exact scope of the project - what it entails (which you should state fairly narrowly so make sure it's not so broad that they can get out of paying you), which jurisdiction's law you're applying to the contract (and where you can file lawsuits about the contract), and how, when and what you get paid.


I'm not sure who this is, but when I google searched Nene Leakes gifs she showed up and fit.

Basically, this is where if you don't agree with a clause, ask for them to change it - and don't sign it. Easy concept. And make sure everything you discuss and agree on is written into the contract, because the general rule of law is that a written contract supersedes any verbal agreements. Most contracts have an integration clause stating this anyway, to the effect of:
This Agreement is the final, complete and exclusive agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and merges all prior communications between us with respect to such matters.  No modification of or amendment to this Agreement, or any waiver of any rights under this Agreement, will be effective unless in writing and signed by me and the CEO of Company. 
So, yes, don't sign anything you don't agree with or don't understand, demand changes as you see fit, and if the person who's hiring you does this when you ask for clarification--



-- run away fast. And if they have questions for you before entering the contract, answer them truthfully, because fraud and whatnot.

A last note: be sure to use your legal or assumed personal name or any other name you're licensed to transact business under - the contract will be binding either way, but there could be legal implications unrelated to the contract's enforceability if you use a false name or a business's name that you haven't registered. In Ontario, if you use a false name but the other party doesn't the contract is explicitly still valid according to the law but only the other party can bring a suit before the court relating to the contract - unless you can jump through enough hoops to prove it was an oversight on your part or done in good faith. You can also get hit with a $2000 fine for using an unregistered name if you do it "without reasonable cause", which is going to be pretty hard to argue. Laws in most common-law jurisdictions are fairly similar, but again, consult with a local lawyer (or just play it safe). The last thing you want is to use a really cool fake or unregistered business name, then have this reaction later in court:


Frank does look suspicious. So will you, if your name is John Doe but you signed a contract as Princess Amelia Z'norf.

In court, you want to look more like this:


Nene knows her contract's going to protect her and the other party to the lawsuit's being litigious for no reason.

Conclusion



See? Contracts are important, so you should have one. It ensures you get paid and that your work only gets used how you want it to be used. You want to get paid, right?


Nene really wants to get paid.

And it also ensures everyone has all the relevant info about the work being done and its implications and payment.


Nene's knife habits are a real-life metaphor of why contracts are good. At least you see her coming.

So, get a contract. Or a good lawyer who can advise you on your local laws and make you a contract. And then bathe in your earnings as a way-more-professional-looking artist.


Mother Nene, pray for us.


Discussion



  • Do you use contracts? If so, any other pointers for things new artists should watch out for in theirs?
  • If you don't use formal contracts for your commissions - why not?
  • Do you even know who Nene Leakes is?


tWR Interviews: Poetic Prose

Fri Apr 24, 2015, 6:55 PM


Hello everyone, and welcome to our "tWR Interviews", where we interview experienced writers of our community about the art of writing
If you're reading, please favourite+fav and share the article so we can spread this amazing resource around!

We literally have tons of people helping for this interview, since our article stockpile for it was rather small: SilverInkblot, jade-pandora, kiwi-damnation, thetaoofchaos, illuminara, LiliWrites, neurotype, julietcaesar, LadyLincoln, raspil and me (HtBlack) will tell you abour poetic prose!





If you want to get some more educational reading, here are the other interviews we've released so far:
Our interview focuses on poetic prose.


What do you think of poetic prose? Have you ever written any, and why/why not?


HtBlack, I have written some, especially in the past. I was amused by the idea of expressing both mediums together, and it also seemed to work for the stories that I wanted to tell. They were more of a "painting in words", an image or short event explained through words, they didn't have a specific plot, just a message to tell or a feeling to portray - and as such I felt that poetic prose was the way to go.

It also was a very fun way to expand my vocabulary, the richness of descriptions definitely helped.


jade-pandora, Yes, I have written poetic prose at times. I quite enjoy the form whenever I am in the mood. The poet in me loves how this style of expression allows one to stretch beyond the limits of poetry yet still be able to touch upon all things poetic. And, I might add, I do not have to commit to writing a long prose which I have not as much patience with. So for me, poetic prose is the best of both worlds when I feel like giving it a go.

The Worm and the Epiphany is a fable I wrote for a competition, done as poetic prose.


kiwi-damnation, Poetic prose, otherwise known as prosetry is a curious art form. I have written it, though not often, and I quite enjoyed it. It’s not for everyone but it’s best done by those who work in both mediums and understand the rules of each.

@thataoofchaos, Poetic prose, or prosetry as it is somewhat unevenly referred to, is a very interesting idea. I like the concept because I’m fond of the notion that there are lines between prose and poetry that can be effectively blurred to the point that one must really nitpick in order to draw valid distinctions. Novelists like Kerouac and Joyce wrote in flowing verse-like paragraphs that used compressed language, imagery-laden symbolism, and many other poetic devices to achieve this quasi-poetic prose. 

I have attempted prosetry: NovemberJunk (
another deviation was provided but the link keeps crashing).

I like prosetry because, as I said, poetic convention is ripe for challenging at any opportunity.


illuminaraYes and no. I think all good prose is a sort of poetry. I don't intentionally try to write poetic prose, but I do always try to give rhythm to my words, sentences, and paragraphs. This quotation by Gary Provost is the most stunning passage I've ever heard on the subject:

"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important."


LiliWritesI've tried my hand at it. I'm not very good, sadly. I admire people who are able to combine the two seamlessly, but it's a rare thing to find. I think that it is slowly working itself into being its own genre though. There are plenty of people here on dA submitting prose-poems (or prosetry). It would actually be pretty helpful if we had a sub-category for it because I'm always a bit confused when I start reading a prose-poem if I don't realize it is one at the start. :P (Lick) 

neurotypeIf I recall correctly, the first piece I got paid for could be classified as "prose poetry." I don't really think of it as anything but another device to tell a story. If your entire story is just a stream of meandering not-quite-stream-of-consciousness metaphors, nothing about it will stand out, and frankly it's going to look like a massive pile of ego-wank if you insist on describing everything to that degree. On the other hand, purely utilitarian prose isn't inspiring. Even high fantasy and science fiction, genres less renowned for the quality of style than conceptualization and theme, will use poetic devices, if not as often as literary fiction.

julietcaesarI've written a couple, more in the style of a haibun, which is a Japanese poetry style that does involve the writing of a very short story followed by a haiku. I don't have a problem with poetic prose on principle - it's just another form that is used well and also abused terribly. The abusers of the form tend to be ones that wallow in sentimentality and a lot of adjectives and a lot of "pretty" language which personally irks me a lot because it really comes off as contrived. I admire writers who still use language littered with beautiful turns of phrase but still show restraint in a way that you still perceive as truth-moulding and catches your breath away. That's difficult. It means you've got to choose your words wisely and know the full impact of the words. 

LadyLincolnIn my own opinion, anything done well – with a touch of genuine human spirit and raw honesty is well worth reading. And, not yet, because I feel that my writing strengths lie elsewhere, but may one day feel compelled to if and whenever the proper inspiration comes. 

raspilWhen I was younger (between 1990 and 1998), I wrote it. Some was good, some was not. I'm better at short stories. I learned how to do all three at the hand of Charles Bukowski. He taught me everything I know.

Are there pros to approaching writing in a poetic prose form over a more traditional poem form? Cons?


HtBlack, The pros lie definitely within the elements of prose. Adding some well-thought prose element in the poetry cauldron can get tasty results... also, poetic prose gives you more freedom over vocabulary and structure, while at the same time giving you more power over them since the chains of form and language loosen.

Seen from the other side, throwing in a prose element in your poetry, as much as the element itself is clever, could end up in a disaster; and there IS a thing as too much freedom, turning a piece of poetic prose into a monologue of adjectives and neverending bore.

SilverInkblotNothing comes to mind, as far as the writing process goes. Results though - poetic prose makes for gorgeous reading Heart

How do you explore approaching a topic from a poetic prose standpoint?


HtBlack, I change my approach completely when I switch from any of the two genres to this hybrid one. My focus shifts from certain elements that I would have previously considered to others, and the weight I give to everything is different. Words not only have power, they have a definite weight, and like a combo score in a videogame, combining them cleverly pays off! As long as you don't ruin the combo with something silly in between.

SilverInkblotIt's hard to explain - you want to be detailed, but don't want to cross the line over into purple prose. To that end, I'd advise choosing your descriptors well; find the best words at the best time. And keep in mind, it's easier to take away writing than it is to try and fit more in; write, then remove and rearrange as necessary. I find I take very little away from my prosetry, but frequently move it around.

What sort of ideas do you think lend themselves to poetic prose?


HtBlack, I think I answered this above, but I'm interviewing myself, so I'll humour me and all of you. The ideas that I think are more suitable for it are the descriptions of brief moments, like a photograph or a painting turned into words; these lend themselves to richer vocabulary without losing their importance or beauty, like paintings.

SilverInkblotWriting about something ordinary in a poetic way brings out the inherent magic. You're forced to find something beautiful when you're trying to write beautifully.

Do you have a specific "subject" for your prosetry?


HtBlack, hmm... I think nature. Most of my poetic prose has been about nature, in one way or another, and it's because nature provides us with fleeting instants of beauty that I felt would be captured best through poetic prose.

SilverInkblotI love using extended metaphors alongside my prosetry. Space and science in general is a recurring theme for me.

Do you employ poetry devices heavily in it? Why (or why not)?


HtBlack, Yes, I think I do. Rhetoric devices are something really beautiful, and I love them. I don't know that many, really, but those I do I often employ, in most of my writing, but each of them has to have a reason to be where it is except "to embellish and look pretty".  I feel like a bit of a heavier hand with rhetoric figures in poetic prose doesn't hurt, poetry after all is an irreplaceable part of it. 

SilverInkblot, Not consciously, no. Prosetry is something you develop a "feel" for. It's one of those things that's hard to put strict guidelines on, but that you know when you read it.



Some questions for our readers!



  • Did any of the answers catch you off guard?
  • Did any of the answers particularly connect with you?
  • Are there any questions that you would have answered differently?


A big, big THANK YOU to all who participated in this interview, your contribution was amazing. HeartIf you reader have any questions, tag the deviant you want to ask them to! They knew they were signing up for it. Totally. :shifty:

>>All hail ginkgografix for this beautiful skin.
Welcome to NaPoWriMo Week 4! Hope everyone is still trucking along through this month. If you're running out of ideas, check this out for more:
Writer's Digest and the official NaPoWriMo website post daily prompts.

If you find yourself hitting road blocks, this tutorial has some good general ways to combat writers block:

Writers Block and How to Kill ItWith NaNoWriMo coming up soon, I thought I'd finally spit out a writers block help guide. This can be used any time and for any blocks! Let's begin.
Environment
        A lot of writers block cases come just from environment. For example, for a long time my computer was a desktop. Not very portable, right? Well, this meant that if I wanted to do any writing, I had to sit down in the same spot every time and write. I had to deal with the same environment, the same clutter, the same chair, the same sitting position, etc. This doesn't help! So consider your environment. (For suggestions that require moving elsewhere, use a laptop or a good old fashioned notebook with a pen or pencil)
Clean up your workspace. Organize it. Rearrange it. Make it different than last time you sat there.Light a candle or incense, or even freshen up your room with an air freshener. Go in another room. So



Reminders!
:bulletblue: Want to donate to the prize pool for all the NaPo winners? Send Medoriko a note!

Go luck with your last week. :D


Now...onto the prompts! :heart:


~Week 4 Prompts~

Words/Phrases/Other


- “depression is a little bit like happy hour, right? it’s always gotta be happening somewhere on any given night.” - Patrick Stump
- utilize #hashtags
- Icarus
- Manic Monday (song or phrase inspiration)
- continuation of another poem (yours or someone else’s)
-noctivagant - Pertaining to going about in the night; night-wandering.
-pious: deviously religious
-greed: intense and selfish desire for something, especially wealth, power, or food.
-radiant:sending out light; shining or glowing brightly.
-chaos: complete disorder and confusion.
-mercy:compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one's power to punish or harm.
-infinity:the state or quality of being infinite.
-whisper: speak very softly using one's breath without one's vocal cords, especially for the sake of privacy.
-penumbra - an area in which something exists to an uncertain degree.


Artwork/Photography


Bloodborne - Doll by Hollow-Moon-ArtGreenleaves by Stardust-ThiefNed Stark (Sean Bean) by Ilojleen
afternoon by MalahichaThat by RichardLeachBlue Bird Sensing by SethFitts

Midnight flowers by Dream-travelershadow fairy by Dream-travelerZeusz by Wordup
l e a v e by ra-groCs_wall by relhomIRIS 6598 by etienne242


Music
1) Scientist-Coldplay
2) Wasting my time-Default
3) One of these Days-Doves
4) Requiem for a Towel-Escala
5) Pan's Labyrinth Lullaby
6) Bom Bom Bom-Living Things
7)Feel so Close-Calvin Harris
8)Strange Terrain-Circa Survive
9)Handlebars-Flobots
10)Iris-Goo Goo Dolls

I hope this will suffice in getting you through the remainder of NaPoWriMo!

Remember, once it is over those that have done all 30 poems will be able to receive the prize package and this is a reminder of the lovely prizes:

Comments and Feature from Medoriko and TheWritersMeow
Feature from NaPoWriMo
Comments and Features from Squidgeroonio
Llamas and Features from suddenbanana
Features, Tumblr and Twitter from Daghrgenzeen
Llamas and Pixal Art to 3 winners from Amarantheans
Llamas from GhostOfTheEmptyGrave
Features and Llamas from d-e-l-e-t-e-d
Llamas and features from Xyron7777777
Features from ezradeacon

AspiredWriter Prize Pack:

12 points for 1st place
5 points for 2nd place
3 points for 3rd place
Stamps for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places
Llamas (and hugs!)

:new: Bonus: 10 points to someone who comes up with a good idea on how to make a NaPoWriMo vs. ScriptFrenzy stamp (preferably with emotes) :new:

Llamas and Comments from Kelcobi
Features and Llamas from murasakiriyu

This is how you will proceed once NaPo is over to get your prizes if you quality (I'll remind you again so don't worry):

:bulletblue: Have your poems somewhere on the internet! Doesn't matter at all if they're in the group gallery or even on deviantart.
:bulletblue: Make some kind of list of your poems! This can be a gallery folder, sta.sh file, or just a list of links, whatever you like. (gallery folder or thumbs are preferable though :D)
:bulletblue:  Send  the group this list in a note by May 3rd at midnight (GMT -3). I'm being strict about that deadline - you will not be eligible to win all that lovely stuff if you miss it (you get an extra day after all). This is because there will be A LOT of prize package winners most likely and I'm sure they will want their prizes sooner rather than later. So please be prompt. This is why I am giving you a heads up early.

Do your best for the last Week! You can do it. :eager: :happybounce:

Happy Writings~

:heart:
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:iconmalintra-shadowmoon:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for requesting my poem :hug:
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:icon24-stars-of-nirvana:
24-Stars-of-Nirvana Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for accepting me into your group!
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Ja-mes Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
D'oh! So sorry to submit something to the gallery! It has been a while and I didn't take the time to remind myself about the different groups here.

it felt GREAT to be writing again. Thank you for everything you're doing!
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inknalcohol Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015   Writer
I couldn't agree more!  I just got back into doing actual writing recently, and it's a wonderful feeling!
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thebunnyinthetardis Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Hello!  I'm new to the group and have been enjoying exploring today.  :)
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sailorcancer01 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist
I really enjoyed my time in :iconcrliterature: club.
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AnieWrites Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What the hell is the group good for then? Fuck.
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BeccaJS Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015   Writer
Did you not read the "about us" bit? :)
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:iconirrevocablefate:
IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015   Writer
Hello! We are not an open submission group, which is why your submission was denied. That particular folder was entitled 'New Articles' as a way for members to submit news articles to us. :)
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AngeInk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the request! :heart:
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:iconrethinkable:
ReThinkable Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just out of curiosity, is everyone permitted to submit blog entries?
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:iconnichrysalis:
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, but they must be relevant to the literature community.
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:iconrethinkable:
ReThinkable Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, okay.
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:iconinknalcohol:
inknalcohol Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014   Writer
And you need to be a member of the group, if you aren't already.
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ThiranosTales Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for submitting "Numb" into your group as well as the mention in the journal! :love:
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NemoX7 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014   Writer
Hello! :wave: Thanks for allowing me to join! :love:
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MsStarryDuck Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for submitting Untamed Hearts to your gallery! 
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PotatoandWombat Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hi guys, could I get some feed back on one of my writings?

Here is the link:
potatoandwombat.deviantart.com…
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inknalcohol Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014   Writer
We don't offer feedback here, but I would suggest submitting to theWrittenRevolution or WritersInk
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PotatoandWombat Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
okay, thanks!
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