I'm going to try and catalog the most recent postings of various literature articles that the
I don't have a great place to remind you all that the wonderful IrrevocableFate keeps a list of literature contests for us all, but you should all check it out anyway! (Last updated: 11 January.)
New to deviantART? Don't panic.
There are any number of resources available to you, I'm only going to mention a couple of them or I'd fill up the entire journal.
- Expose-Lit: Your Literature Lifeline - a roundup of resources for the new writers on dA, including the Welcome Wagon, helpful links, chatrooms, forums, literature groups, competitions, and more. (Please note: the list of Community Volunteers is out of date, as this was posted back in 2012. For the CVs, check out CRLiterature or scroll down to the next section!)
- Breaking into Lit! - some basic steps to get you involved in the community. (Again, this is from 2012, so there are a couple broken links, but on the whole this is very useful stuff!)
- Tips: How to get started with the lit community!
- And here are some FAQs, focusing on literature but covering a lot of dA basics.
Center of the Universe
Also known as CRLiterature. In case you've forgotten, we have a great team of literature Community Volunteers who keep tabs on the literature community and make a central place for us to congregate for news and awesome literature. They're good people, and don't let me hear anyone say different! (Except you, lovely CVs, you can demean yourselves all you like, that's your business...)And don't forget the current stuffs from CRLiterature:
Daily Literature Recognition by the DailyLitRecognition team
Daily Literature Recognition is a group that is dedicated to bringing literature to the forefront of the deviantART community. We attempt to accomplish this by daily featuring Literature artists from around the community that deserve the recognition, but are not getting it. Each day we will feature 5 deviations from the Literature categories in a News Article. In order to support the artists that we feature, we ask that you fave the news article as well as check out the individual pieces. We understand that each day you may not be able to check out each and every one of the pieces. We just ask that you make an attempt to help support the growing Literature community and these artists.
The group has a number of administrators to whom you can send suggestions, that list is posted on the LitRecognition front page. They also have additional articles you can find through the group, such as a Saturday Spotlight interview.
- for January 28th, featuring Meggie272, SeamlessMaiden, necropoetus, ElleonDire, and HHylst
- for January 27th, featuring silvertitan93, Cato-chan, Azael17, Gracethewriterartist, and Sirtoertchen
- for January 23rd, featuring ieatrosepetals, gliitchlord, DropDeadKrislyn, and nameless-phantom
- for January 22nd, featuring xXI-Feel-InfiniteXx, Rheic-ocean, shelleypalmer, and camelopardalisinblue
- for January 21st, featuring doolhoofd, Seilf, littlemoonboots, and Abramo7
Daily Bread Cafe by C-A-Harland
The DailyBreadCafe is a small attempt at building a helping branch to the ever growing community on dA. Not only is this publication created for you, but also to help spread the love to everyone on dA. This group is not specifically focused on literature, but they do have literary features from time to time, which I'll feature here. They've taken over an old account of someone else's, so don't get too confused if you look back in the journal history and find unrelated entries. I imagine they're working to get everything fixed to their satisfaction.
Love dA Lit by IrrevocableFate
There's no way I can post all of the Love dA Lit articles because she's been at it for years. Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group or project for two weeks. 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.
- Love dA Lit Loves You: Volume 11 (15 January)
Ladies of Lit by LadyLincoln
This article is a monthly assortment of literature features from a selection of female deviants here on deviantART, all of them suggested by you. There's also a variety of other things of interest, including a deviant spotlight, upcoming events, a selection of other interesting Literature news links, and a "meet our contributors" section.
Because LadyLincoln keeps a list of links to old articles at the bottom of each feature, I'm only going to feature the current article here. This is merely a space-saving measure, in no way do I love LadyLincoln any less than the others.
- Volume L (7 January): featuring IIOtherworldlyII, DynamiteHearts, ArwynandCole, some favorites from previous articles, and a spotlight on raspil
Adjusting the Antennae by chromeantennae
A series of monthly interviews with inspiring people in the literature community, including digging into the various things each member does around the site, whether it be groups, features, or general helpfulness, as well as inspirations on and off site, deviants they think deserve a shout out, and their own galleries. (Also: Episode Archive)
League of Lit Groups by IrrevocableFate
Like groups? Want to join a group's admin team? Well this article is for you! Posted once a month (on the fourth Tuesday?) this article will revisit one past group spotlight from Love dA Lit and one literature group who is in need of admins to help with their various group activities.
Assist and Admin by IrrevocableFate
Ever thought about creating your own Literature group? STOP RIGHT THERE. You may not need to! There could already be a group that is doing the EXACT thing you want to do. Before you touch that 'Create a Group' button, check here to see if you can be a part of an admin team. You have the added benefit of already having a team around you. How cool is that?! Posted monthly and kept as up-to-date as possible.
Literary Compass by mirz-alt
Due to the nature of the site, shorter works tend to get more focus. It's easier to quickly read a poem or a short story, and thus many of the feature articles on dA showcase those works. However, there are many novelists and serial writers among the mix, oftentimes fighting an uphill battle to have their works seen and appreciated. With that in mind, mirz-alt has started an article to spotlight some of those artists and their literary-worlds. The works covered in this feature will exclusively be long-form fiction such as novels, trilogies, etc., or fiction serials. The group LiteraryCompass keeps track of the articles and novels alike.
- Volume 17 (7 January) - stopping in Portage Lake, ME, the setting for AllieG06's novel Prelude
- Intention to Relaunch (29 Dec 2014)
30 Writers You Should Discover by LadyLincoln
An assortment every couple of months featuring various authors on deviantART who are well worth getting to know. All of their respective galleries are packed full of tremendous deviations that the author enjoys and hopes that you will too. If you have suggestions, you can note her (one suggestion per note please).
- Volume XXIV (December 2014)
tWR's Interviews Series (theWrittenRevolution)
Together with their Mentorship Project, they'll be releasing a series of interviews with experienced writers and members of our community. They will all have a different focus, according to the parts of the Project they are paired with.
- 'On Writing', with silvernium, IrrevocableFate, GrimFace242, SadisticIceCream, SRSmith, chromeantennae, PinkyMcCoversong, and SingingFlames.
Community Participation: Be A Critic!
One of our CVs, GrimFace242, has brought back the wildly popular Be A Critic series, located at its own group, BeACritic. The challenge is to pick one of the pieces that were featured, give it constructive critique, and then leave a comment on the journal with a link to your critique. These have deadlines, so if you want to participate in the challenge, you have to do it on time. But the features are good forever.
Because Grim has the group to keep track of old articles, I'm only going to feature the current article here. This is merely a space-saving measure, in no way do I love GrimFace242 any less than the others.
More to Come, but you can Contact Me
Since I obviously have failed to find all the articles from the literature community, please note me! I want the outstanding articles from the literature community about the literature community for the wider community. I'm not currently interested in personal choice features (there are simply too many to include) or group-centric news, but you're welcome to try me. Worst I can say is no. (Fair warning, the longer this article gets, the pickier I'm gonna be.)