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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!

BeACritic: Fenicksreborn

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 17, 2014, 9:35 AM


RTPro-Serenity and DevestationThere.  She saw it.  A beautiful stag that looked like it could provide enough food to last the tribe a couple of weeks.  If they dried some of the meat, it would last longer.  The pelt could be made into shoes or clothes for many tribesmen.  The antlers would be good for trade, especially with the Summerset Tribe.
"Do you see it, Sylvie?"
"Shhhh!" she hissed at the man next to her.  His name was Naoru and had been her best friend since childhood.  He had golden blonde hair and eyes as blue as the stream before them.
"But Sylvie!  It's beautiful!" Naoru whispered excitedly.  A couple of the other elves began whispering too.
"Everyone be quiet!" Sylvana whispered harshly.  "We do not want to lose this!"
Immediately the other elves quieted.  The forest was quiet as well, as if in anticipation.  There was a slight breeze, but the elves were downwind of the stag.
AC1-The Fall of AdeliaShe stood on the parapet looking out over the city, the first rays of the morning's light glistening off the Temple domes.  She stared off into the distance, where the sun was just beginning to rise over the desert dunes.  She was exhausted, but knew that she had important duties to perform that day.  Someone had to anoint the new heir to the throne.
Sevel, she thought, whatever happened to becoming a priest?  Then you wouldn't have gone off to the war and we would still be together.
A light knocking at the door brought her out of her reverie.  She looked around at the mess her room was in.  Her chambermaid was not going to like this and would scold her for it.
"Yes," she called softly.
The door opened a crack and the chambermaid stuck her head in.  She was a young girl who had come to the Temple after her parents had abandoned her.
"Milady," she said quietly.  "I have brought breakfast."
TSPro-Fall of an EmpireIt was a moonless night when the hordes came.  Hideous creatures that had the features of rats but walked upright like men.  They struck terror in the hearts of all those who saw them.
The Ratmen gathered on the field outside the city of Aleysta, the capital of the kingdom of Aurulia.  There was one thought on their simple minds: conquest.  They stormed the castle.
"We cannot hold them back!" the captain yelled.
The horde had struck just after midnight, seemingly coming from everywhere.  The night watch had been the first to see them and had sounded the alarm.
"Sire, we must flee.  The city is lost," Sir Ren said in hushed tones to the king.
"And with it, the empire," the king replied grimly.  He sighed.  They were on the inner wall and could hear the sounds of battle from below.  Already, the outer wall had been lost.  Surely the Ratmen were ransacking the city.  "Alright," he

The Challenge

:bulletblack: Pick at least one of the thumbs above*
:bulletblack: Read it
:bulletblack: Comment or Critique it**
:bulletblack: Comment on this Journal with a LINK to your critique***
:bulletblack: Wait for the results to come out!

Start Date: NOW!

End Date: November 30th, 2014 @ 11:59PM EST(US)

The Prizes

:bulletblack: One random winner will receive a comment/critique from me
:bulletblack: Best feedback will receive 50:points:****

Winners from @

:bulletblack: Malintra-Shadowmoon won a comment/critique from me.
:bulletblack: fenicksreborn won 50:points:

Interested in being Featured?

Awesome! It's real simple to sign up. Just drop a note to the group with the thumbcodes to three of your deviations you'd like to receive feedback on. Prose, poetry, scripts, anything (as long as it’s lit)! But, before you send the note, please make sure that the deviations you're choosing have a couple questions in the author's comments. It's much easier to give feedback on something if you know what the author isn't sure about.

*Commenting/critiquing on more than one of the deviations will increase your odds of winning. There is a strict limit of three entries per deviant.
**A Comment is a few lines, possibly a paragraph, about your opinion of the story. It usually includes something that you really liked and should include at least one thing that can be improved. A Critique is many paragraphs about the deviation and will include both personal opinion as well as correction to technical errors.
***Once your comment is submitted, click the timestamp. Then copy/paste the URL into a comment on this journal.
****Best feedback is decided on by the writer that’s featured

Love dA Lit: Issue 187

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 16, 2014, 4:47 PM
IrrevocableFate's Lit treasure chest!
Issue 187

Welcome to the one-hundred eighty-seventh issue of Love dA Lit! .:Estrella fugaz:.  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.

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:



Regular Lit Articles

General Resources

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

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

:icongrimface242: GrimFace242 - GrimFace242's DD Suggestion Guidelines

 :iconshadowedacolyte: ShadowedAcolyte - ShadowedAcolyte's DD Suggestion Guidelines

 :iconirrevocablefate: IrrevocableFate - IrrevocableFate's DD Suggestion Guidelines

:iconsingingflames: SingingFlames - SingingFlames' DD Suggestion Guidelines [ Fan Fiction and Literature!]

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

#CRLiterature - The Community Relations Literature Chatroom

:new:Literature CR Update - November 2014

Literature DD Roundup - October 2014

Literature Forums

Literature Forum

Literature Forum Rules

:new:Monthly Literature Critique Thread: November

: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.

:iconsottomissione-di-amo: for letting me run LITplease’s Community Portal.

:new: Wow 41 participants so far! There's lots of space, so it you want a story, come ask for a story! Also a few people have asked if they can submit a poem, I have no issue with this, so please if you want to poem instead you can!


It's been a long time since The Ancient Egyptian Deity challenge and the Poetic Spice-rack challenge and I thought it was time for another forum frolic because:

1. I enjoy them
2. It gets people writing. 

Did you know there are over 200 Grimm's Fairy tales? There's always lots of challenges that recreate fairy tales; modernise them, change endings and transform them into new and exciting versions. This is partly why they've stood the test of time. So lets keep this challenge simple and make our own exciting takes on them.

The basic rule for this challenge is to change the genders of all the characters in each of your story (can even be transgender, genderless etc if you want to). How you change or use the story is entirely up to you. You could retell the fairytale in your own way, or just take small elements from it to create your new tale.

How to join the challenge:

2. I will give you a Grimms' Fairy Tale from the list on Wikipedia.
3. You will then do a bit of research (at least read the tale, they're not that long and widely available to read online!) and write a story inspired by that tale as per above.
4. Post your results here!
5. I will collect them all, post a journal article and feature the results!
6. Spread the word! I'm posting this as a journal too to encourage lots of participation. Hopefully you'll look at other peoples pieces too to see how they took the challenge :)

Doing NaNoWriMo but want to play? These challenges usually last a few months before they dry up, so feel free to call "in" and save the writing till you've met your 50K

The full list Stories (and who has them):

More Journal Entries

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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!

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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


This is the team of crazies trying to run this show!

Pie Master


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Add a Comment:
NemoX7 Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Writer
Hello! :wave: Thanks for allowing me to join! :love:
MsStarryDuck Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for submitting Untamed Hearts to your gallery! 
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:…
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014   Writer
We don't offer feedback here, but I would suggest submitting to theWrittenRevolution or WritersInk
PotatoandWombat Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
okay, thanks!
RadishStick Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi, I'm just wondering what the process is for submitting deviations (or offering them) to this group. :)
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014   Writer
We don't allow submissions to the group.  We request Literature Daily Deviations to our gallery as well as projecteducate Literature Week submissions.  The only gallery folder we have open for submissions is our News Article folder.
RadishStick Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Ok, thanks for the information. :)
Ywander Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Writer
Just out of curiosity: what does the CR in CRLiterature stand for?
IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014   Writer
Community Relations. :)
Ywander Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Writer
AAahhh, ok! Thanks! I like it here. I want to be more active in the literary community and this looks like a great place to start!
IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014   Writer
You're welcome! I'm glad you do! :D This is the perfect place to start.
EricAMBM Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014   Writer
How do I submit here?
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Writer
We're not a general submissions group.  Currently we only request Lit DDs and projecteducate Lit articles.  If you're looking for a group to submit to, I would suggest WritersInk.
EricAMBM Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Writer
ahh ok, thanks!
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014   Writer
You're welcome.  Let me know if you need any more help finding things.
hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for requesting to feature my poem, "Caitlin!" :heart:
vespera Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
pssst, book club isn't on the "Important Literature Links" ;)
neurotype Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's at the top, but that's a good point o:
LauraMizvaria Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Would you possibly consider promoting :iconthewritershaven: contest in a journal?…
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