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-Literature Contest- Forbidden (Reminder + More)
I was planning on waiting a while before starting this; but I decided to start now.
This will be my first contest, and I hope dearly that it goes well.
If you are not one who enjoys Literature, or who does not write, then this contest is not for you. The only thing allowed in this will be Literature; both Poetry and Prose.
The theme can be taken in many different ways. Forbidden Love would be one of them, for example, the story of Romeo and Juliet, in love with each other, but not allowed to be together. Or, perhaps you could see Forbidden as illegal; a person doing something that’s against the law, murder, theft, you name it. It is all up to you, as long as I can recognize the theme within your story, or poem.
As with all contests, there are a few rules to be kept to. The rules are listed below.
- One entry per deviant
- Donators may still enter
- Entries must be English
- No Fan fiction
- No plagiarism
- Entries must be made specifically for this contest
- Blood/Gor
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Fixes to Literature Submission!
In the past, literature submission has been either plain text only or has been a bit wonky and that has proven to be frustrating for both poets and prose writers. Well today, that submission process is going to get a little easier and richer.
The following HTML tags have been enabled and fixed for literature submission:
< a>, < abbr>, < acronym>, < b>, < blockquote>, < br>, < code>, < dd>, < dl>, < dt>, < em>, < font>, < hr>, < i>, < li>, < ol>, < p>, < strong>, < sub>, < sup>, < tt>, < u>, < ul>.
If you're not sure what these tags are or how to use them please see some of the links below for some helpful information and tutorials:
:bulletblue: HTML Element Wiki
:bulletblue: HTML quick list
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Tips For Writing Flash Fiction
by Stephen R. Smith with excerpts by Kathy Kachelries
In order to improve as a writer, you need feedback. It's difficult to write something the size of a novel, and equally difficult to carve out the time required to read one and provide any sort of meaningful critique on it. This severely handicaps the feedback loop so important for the aspiring writer.
Flash Fiction on the other hand allows you to exercise all of your story writing and editing skills while creating works that can be read in a few minutes. This makes it ideal for examining ideas, developing writing skills and getting the feedback needed to help elevate you in your craft. Note that while Flash Fiction stories can be read in a few minutes, you shouldn't expect to write them that quickly.
Kathy Kachelries, founder of 365tomorrows, had this to say about Flash Fiction:
"The most concise and widely-cited example of flash fiction is the story Ernest Hemingway penned, allegedly to settle a bar bet: “For sale: baby shoes.
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calliope beck
United States
Current Residence: Baltimore, Maryland
Favourite genre of music: Country, 90s Rock
Favourite style of art: Vector
Operating System: Win7
Favourite cartoon character: Dirk Daring
Personal Quote: Words are magic -- Frank Herbert
I think I'm back.

Score one for #WriteRoom being awesome, I found a group I'm interested in: #ScreamPrompts

I'm going to keep working on my novel (currently THE GENOCIDE DRAFT, which is science fiction for a big bang, but I'm totally still into HINGES OF HELL, EXILE, & THE TOWER OF NINE), but it'll give me something to work on at work when I hit a research roadblock or something or need a change of pace!
  • Listening to: Dixie Chicks
  • Reading: Magic Without Mercy
  • Watching: Storage Wars
  • Playing: Lithmeria
  • Eating: Snyder's Potato Chips
  • Drinking: Pepsi



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My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist



Hello (and sorry for advertising) ^^; Seeing as you're a writer, I thought you might be interested in my group Try-Your-Page and it's where you post the first page (or any excerpt) of a story/novel and see if others would turn the page. Please join if you're looking for critique or just something to read. :) The rules are that you have to comment on others' works in order to submit, so there's a high chance you DO get feedback


Here, have a cookie for my bothering you:




aberrantcrick Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Thanks for Watching. :)
Peris-Productions Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers for favouriting my poem, really appreciate it! Take care :D
SRSmith Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011   Writer
Happy one-more-revolution-around-the-sun day!

I hope you're keeping well!
eldestmuse Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
A belated thank you :)
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