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A Welcome and Rules

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 11, 2010, 8:25 AM

Official Group Chatroom…
Our purpose and mission:

This group is designed for writers looking for constructive criticism, writing tips, and encouragement. A place for those truly wanting to improve their skills. We can all benefit from positive feedback and become better writers with one another's assistance.

The Writer's Meow showcases everything from fiction and fan fiction, to poetry and songs, to nonfiction articles and essays. Seasoned writers and novices with a dream of writing are encouraged to join.

Kitty emoticon by Chaosgoettin

Joining the group:

:bulletblack: Hit the button titled "Join this Group." Hitting 'watch' will only allow you to view work, not submit.

:bulletblack: We'd appreciate it if you place our icon in your journal or our link in your signature to show your support.

:bulletblack: Don't forget to comment on other club members' submissions - that is why we are here. And be sure to mention you are visiting their deviation from TMW. That way they can pay you back in kind.

:writer: by arrioch

What we accept:

:bulletblack: Prose... both fiction and non-fiction

:bulletblack: Fan fictions (with disclaimers please)

:bulletblack: Novelists... we will accept all of your chapters, not just the first one and/or prologue. Please refer to the submission guidelines for more.

:bulletblack: Articles and writing tips

:bulletblack: Poetry and songs

:bulletblack: Visual poetry. Photography/artwork with accompanying literature in the artist comments section are also accepted. Please note... we will accept these forms of media ONLY if the literature is YOUR OWN WORK. The image does not have to belong to you, but it MUST be credited in the artist comments section.

:bulletblack: Sorry, NO comics or manga. We are first and foremost a literature group.

:bulletblack: No scraps! If it's not good enough for your gallery, it's not good enough for ours, either.

:bulletblack: The deviation must be a proper deviantArt literature submission. A cover photo with a link in the artist comments section to another site where your story is posted will be considered spam, and will be declined.

:bulletblack: This should go without saying, but all literature must be your own! Posting someone else's work without written permission or at least verbal consent is considered plagiarism. All stolen work will be declined and reported.

Kitty emoticon by Chaosgoettin


:bulletblack: Due to the amount of members here, we can only accept ONE submission per deviant per week. If you submit more than one within a seven day period, we will chose one for you and the rest will be declined. Sorry, but we want to try to avoid becoming an 'exposure only' group.

Novelists... again, you are welcome to post all your chapters here, but we ask you to please respect the submission limit rule. If you wish your other chapters to be read before they can be submitted, including a link to them in your artist comments would be prudent.

:bulletblack: There are no limits or minimums on word count.

:bulletblack: There are no rules here pertaining to ratings. We will take them all. If your deviation contains adult themes, please make sure it is marked as such and/or the mature filter is on. We do not wish to censor, but our audience is very broad. Please be respectful.

:bulletblack: We do not deny work based on quality, but we do ask that you post your best work possible. Run your work through a spell check, and recheck your grammar/punctuation. If there is something in particular you need assistance with, be sure to include that in your artist comments.

:bulletblack: We now have gallery folders! The featured folder is no longer open for submissions, but will be saved for contest winners, DDs/DLDs, and member recognitions.

To submit, go to gallery page, scroll down to find the appropriate folder, and click the '+' sign. You can also enter the gallery folder itself and click 'submit to this folder.' The genre folders can be accessed directly from the group's home page as well, for your convenience.

If you don't know the category of your submission, please note either the group or one of the gallery moderators. If your submission is a chapter out of a larger work, submit to the gallery your story as a whole fits into. Member submissions are run through on Sundays and Wednesdays. Hopefully this will give you all time to read at your leisure.

Please DO NOT send your own submissions to the group favorites folder! They will be declined.

:writer: by arrioch

Advanced critique:

This folder is meant for members looking for more than just comments and encouragement. Operating on a crit for a crit system, it is for those looking to take their writing to the next level. For more on what this project entails, click here… and here

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imaginationsprophet Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Glad to be here.  Submissions for members only on Sundays and Wednesdays?  Did I read that right?  I'm a writer of several talents but right now I'm working on my first novel, written a novella that's published on Amazon, and wrote two poems.  Speaking of poems, do you guys mind politically provocative stuff?  Not wanting to anger anyone, but I originally wrote the poems as a way to lessen frustrations I was having.  But I do think they have a real message and I would wonder what people here would think of them so please let me know, okay?
Medoriko Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Student Writer
Oh, I think it just meant they are accepted on those days. But this is an old journal, we accept submissions everyday. And no, your poetry should be fine. :) I'd like to read something politically provocative myself. 
CaelBloodmage Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your rules are very straight forward and understandable. I like them. I also think I'll get along nicely here. :D
Rayen-V-Storme Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Erm....I just submitted something for the Science Fiction folder....shortly afterwards realizing it also works for the weekly prompt. Can I do a double submission?

Also, thank you for the clear cut rules. It is jut messy when a group lacks them.
SarahColleenJane Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Piegoose Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So, for the novelists idea - we can't post only chapter 1 and get criticism for that?
It would help me being a beginner to get criticism as I go along to better grow into how I write.

With that in mind, would it be alright to post chapter 1 only and leave links to the next chapters I do in it's description? :?
SubjugatedSandwich Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You can post any number of chapters you want. That's completely up to you. If you only feel like posting the first one then that's your call.
Piegoose Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh alrighty! :iconthumbplz: Thanks for the info. I'll prolly post them all at some point then
Wolfess10 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Question, does the one deviation per week count if you submit something for the weekly prompt?
SubjugatedSandwich Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nope, it's a separate count so you can do both. =D
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