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Journal Entry: Fri Jan 21, 2011, 9:36 AM

Critique folders

The Advanced Critique folders are officially open! :w00t: Before you rush off to submit there, please read the instructions on this deviation first...

TwmCritFolderSubmissionProcess by Kira73

This is our hopeful attempt at gaining equal feedback on a higher level. I, as well as the other TWM staff members, will be participating in giving critique for this venture, but there's no way we can critique it all. For this to be successful, we need your help as well. To gain, first you have to give... the way many real critique groups operate. This is not the place for those seeking more comments or faves, but a place to post for future revises. A place for hard feedback.

You DO NOT have to be a dA subscriber to submit to Advanced Critique. We don't care what symbol you carry in front of your name, as long as you like to crit. If you do not understand how to go about giving a critique, you can consult the guides in the main Advanced Critique folder. You may also note us and we'll be happy to provide you with working examples of crit given to those on dA.

For now, we have subfolders for poetry and prose. If they fill up more than expected, we may add genres as well. At the moment, we are imposing NO LIMITS on submissions to the Advanced subfolders, as long as you first critique a TWM member and fill out the form. As the subfolders fill up, we may impose limits, but for now... critique away! :)

Please note... if you already have a deviation submitted to TWM that you wish to submit for Advanced, please do not ask us to move it. All you need to do is yank it from the galleries (please note us if you are unfamiliar with how to do this) then resubmit to TWM when the Advanced requirements are met.

More folder news

Please ignore the folder marked 'February' for the time being. EmmyIsAZebra will be cranking out some prompty goodness next month that will involve weekly contests and points galore. Be sure to watch for it! The prompts she has in store for you all are delicious.

The 'Transgressive' folder has been deleted, since we've had all of four devs posted since the genre folders first opened in October. The four deviations it contained went into the genres that were the next best fit (general, horror, and romance). If you have a transgressive genre deviation and question on where it should go, please don't hesitate to ask us.

For fanfiction, we've had a few questions about where to place those. We do not, nor will not have a fanfiction folder set up. You may post them in whichever genre you feel fits your fanfic the best.

TWM in the news!

TheWritersMeow has been featured with an interview in :iconirrevocablefate:'s latest Love dA Lit news article. You can check out and fave the article here -->…

More dA lit news

:new: :iconnycterent: wants your opinion on how to improve dA's lit gallery… .

:bulletblack: :iconsoul-poets: Will be starting weekly features via blog and news articles. From their founder: Our literature on Deviantart is starving, and the only thing we can do about it is join together and give each other exposure. Soul Poetry Features is about poetry produced from artists that deserve recognition. You don't have to join Soul-Poets to be featured, but it helps to receive notes and comments from artists about poems they are really proud of. Thank you!

:bulletblack: :iconsixwordstories: has started their 52 Week Challenge. The one for week 2 : Write a story involving one specific colour without mentioning the actual color… .

:bulletblack: :iconeditorialsquad: has made some exciting changes to their critique system, and are looking for staff members… .

:bulletblack: :iconbeta-readers: is in dire need of betas… !

:bulletblack: Literature news section on dA.

:bulletblack: Past lit DD's.

:bulletblack: Dev Lit on Twitter.

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Which Submission best demonstrates the Snow Shoveling Showdown prompt best? 

10 deviants said The Shoveling Takeover“Brian, get up! You have to clear the driveway before school!”
Brian groaned into his pillow and pulled his blanket tightly around his body. After last night’s blizzard the last thing he wanted was to head outside to shovel snow.
“Come on! You don’t want to be late!”
Slowly, he rolled out of bed, got dressed and trudged down the stairs. His mom had some hot milk and french toast ready for him.
“Remember to shovel the Kovalenkos’ driveway, too; they’re too old to do it themselves,” she said.
He made a face but didn’t say anything. Breakfast finished, he bundled up and went outside.
The storm had outdone itself. At least 30cm of snow covered the driveway to form a smooth, white slope. He almost felt guilty ruining the smooth surface. It was a good thing classes in winter began an hour later than usual; clearing two driveways would take a while. Wanting nothing more than to get out of the cold, he finished their own drivewa
9 deviants said Thug Life in the Snow GhettoHe.
He was pug-faced and freckled.  
Hair, hat, shovel, and face--now.
“This is my turf.”  
He must have been the Poet Laureate of snow-shoveling,
Grand guard-captain of the igloo,
Zeus of Mount Icympia.
I was shivering chunky ice-snow off the steps.
Lips, hands, toes, and shovel.
Who was I to argue with God and his gang of bright, snot-icicle angels?
“Okay. Bye.”
Turned indoors--a foiled Samaritan.
Guilty pleasure cup of cocoa,
and a front-seat view to a private theater of the newest reality show:
“Snow Thug’s Life.”

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