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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!
Our original journal can be found here. It states the aims of TheKnow more fully.

Database Round-Ups:
One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight | Nine | Ten | Eleven | Twelve | Thirteen | Fourteen | Fifteen | Sixteen | Seventeen | Eighteen

The Database Index can be found

Hello and welcome to TheKnow Database Round-Up 19 ^^ Thanks so much to everyone who has become a member, started watching or submitted to the database since last time! :w00t:


Firstly, TheKnow has received a few requests.

1. Selimeia states:

Hello! A friend who isn't on dA and doesn't speak English well has asked me to post here in her place.

She's looking into traditional Russian fighting styles, mostly cut and thrust weapon. The original date isn't specified, but it should still be known in modern times, so nothing mystic.

Any specific weapons, typical strategies etc.?

Thanks in advance for the help from both her and me.

2. Selimeia is also hoping to make contact with someone who is deaf without speech to gain insight into their everyday life: frequent problems and dealing with certain situations etc.

3. And GoldenNocturna is looking for someone of Peruvian descent. She needs some information on Peruvian culture, Amerindian and/or Mestizo preferred.

If you think you can help, please contact the requesters directly via note.

And if anyone else is considering making a request for assistance with their writing research, please don’t hesitate. 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 (or to answer someone else's request), but it would be lovely if you joined in!

The Database

Here are the latest submissions to the database:


I am on the Autism Spectrum: Nichrysalis is on the Autism Spectrum and was diagnosed at 13 (that's considered later in life by today's standards).

Epileptic: Nichrysalis has epilepsy and tonic-clonic seizures, the kind where people go unconscious and shake.

ADHD and OCD: GoldenNocturna was diagnosed with ADHD and OCD during her freshman year of college. She has taken medications for both and thus can provide information on symptoms, medicines, and side-effects.


Former Asexual: Nichrysalis spent a year and a half considering himself asexual. He raised awareness for the asexual community and has plenty of knowledge on the subject.

I have Synesthesia: Nichrysalis has sound-color synesthesia, also known as chromesthesia. He sees shapes and colors and associates them with the timbre of sounds (not noises). He also has mirror-touch and mirror-pain synesthesia, meaning if he sees someone else get touched, he feels it on his body where they are being touched and if he sees someone with a wound or sees someone get injured, he will feel pain (sometimes similar, if he knows what their pain feels like) where their injury is as well. He has a wide knowledge of synesthesia and synesthesia-related resources.


Troubled Childhood: Nichrysalis has been expelled from schools and been in psychiatric units/wards and had a childhood where he frequently challenged authority. He can provide plenty of information on what contributed to his personal troubled childhood.

LGBTQ+ and asexual terminology/models: From heavy involvement in LGBTQ+ activism and communities, TheChesherCat  considers herself up to date (to about a weekly basis) on terminology, labels, and theories/models used in the LGBTQ community at large and especially very deeply in asexual communities. Feel free to contact her at any time with questions—or if you'd just like a good discussion.

If any of those subjects would be useful for your writing research, please contact the submitter directly by sending them a note. If you want to make a submission to the database yourself, the information is on our profile.


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.

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Love dA Lit: Issue 191

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 14, 2014, 4:19 PM
IrrevocableFate's Lit treasure chest!
Issue 190

Welcome to the one-hundred ninety-first issue of Love dA Lit! :love:  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

Literature CR Update - December 2014

Literature DD Roundup - November 2014

Literature Forums

Literature Forum

Literature Forum Rules

Monthly Literature Critique Thread: December

: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.

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

More Journal Entries

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!

Please send fanfiction suggestions to SingingFlames.

If you read BRIDGET JONES' DIARY in November for Book Club, please comment! 

16 deviants said I didn't read it.
2 deviants said Trust us, you want to comment if you read it.
1 deviant said I read it, I liked it, here's why:
1 deviant said I read it, I didn't like it, here's why:

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



Affiliation Policy

If you would like your group to affiliate with CRLiterature, please inform us WHY you want to affiliate with us, otherwise we will reject your request. We only affiliate with the following:

:bulletgreen: Official deviantART groups
:bulletgreen: Established groups for the literature community.
:bulletgreen: Groups that encourage critique sharing
:bulletgreen: Groups that share news

We will not accept the following:

:bulletred: New groups with no information what the group is about
:bulletred: Groups for other art forms

Newest Members



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PorcelainPique Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Just out of curiosity, is everyone permitted to submit blog entries?
Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, but they must be relevant to the literature community.
PorcelainPique Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, okay.
GrimFace242 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014   Writer
And you need to be a member of the group, if you aren't already.
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:
NemoX7 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014   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!
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