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Literature News June/July 2012

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 9:22 AM

Hello all! As you've probably guessed by the title of the journal and the Community Relations journal skin, this is the monthly update from the literature community volunteers. :)



As announced last week, CRLiterature is now open for membership. Over the year it has been open, it used to be watch only, but thorns and I want to start building this group into something more interactive and community driven. Over the next few months, we will be adding little elements to the group to achieve this, but we want to know what you as the literature community think you want to get out of this group. Ideally we want to make this a community hub- soon members will be able to cross-post their projects/lit news journals so the information is better spread and we want to encourage more challenges and education too. Please feel free to share your thoughts on this, we want your feedback!

Critique nights & Critique forum thread

We held 2 critique nights in the CRLiterature chatroom this month and would like some feedback from those who attended. Does the format of these work? Would you like to see more/less events? What about the time we have them etc? Opinions welcome!

On a side note from that, I have been setting up a monthly critique thread in the forums every month now since the forums moved. Are people finding this useful? What is/isn’t working with this thread?

Farewell, New AND seniors!

In the CR team, we said goodbye to abutton in the chat and forums team.

Lots of new members to the CR team this month! Moonbeam13 has been busy processing applications and the team almost doubled in size as a result! Please give your support and welcome to the following new volunteers:

^thelasth0pe - DeviantART Related
IsacGoulart -  Photography
RockstarVanity - Darkroom Photography
LaserBeast - Chat & Forums
Athos-of-Light - Chat & Forums
J-Z-Belexes - Fan Fiction
SylwiaTelari - Traditional Art
DaPineapple - Chats & Forums 
dekorAdum - Chats & Forums
Talty - Artisan Crafts
princepal - Designs & Interfaces
Salvador-rudy - Traditional Art
krazykel - Chats & Forums
yashachan - Chats & Forums
sTiViA - Chats & Forums
alltheoriginalnames - Space & Sci-Fi
ClefairyKid - Pixel Art
kiwi-pdd - Street Art

On top of this, fourteenthstar also welcomed new seniors, with several wonderful choices within the literature community. Please go congratulate: LiliWrites, CrumpetsHarvey, HugQueen, neurotype and PrinceJose from the “lit lot” as well as the others in the article:

Finally, the July deviousness award has been given to someone who has a background in the literature community. Itti is an absolutely lovely deviant, so if you don’t know who she is, go say hello and congratulations!

Lit Central

June has brought more wonderful activity within the community, and even more in July with Flash-Fic-Month rolling out to you all (who is doing it? :D). If you are hosting any contests, projects or features you would like promoting in these articles, please note the CRLiterature group!

Here is a news summary of the things going on:

Writing Exercises/Contests:

Workshopping with Rasp: Part 1 of 3
Workshopping with Rasp: Part 2 of 3
Workshopping with Rasp: Part 3 of 3

Flash Fiction Month 2012: Official Launch
FFM: Reasons You Should Be In the Chat
Flash Fiction Month 2012
FFM 2012: Sign up Here

Royal Families Short Story Contest
Create Your Own Wrimo contest

Features and other news

Collaborative poetry [1]
Collaborative poetry [2]
Collaborative poetry [3]

Love dA Lit: Issue 81
Love dA Lit: Issue 82
Love dA Lit: Issue 83
Love dA Lit: Issue 84

#sixwordstories Showcase: June 4th- June 18th
League of Lit Groups: Vol 2
The Ladies of Lit: Volume XXII

CR & dA news around the patch

Pimps and Whoas- June 6, 2012
Pimps and Whoas- June 27, 2012
deviantART Honored by Online Trust Alliance
The Neglected Importance of Online Community
Photography Troubleshooting: What Digital Camera?
Cyberbullying and Your Deviations
Authentic Citizenship
The LOL corner #124
CR Newsletter- May & June 2012
Welcome to Arts and Health
Site Update: Category Changes, Bug Fixes
Did you Know? June 29, 2012

As always...

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to let us know! We love feedback, it helps us to do the best we can. :)

The Literature Community Volunteers

BeccaJS,  and thorns

Add a Comment:
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Great news here! I'm looking forward to checking out #CRLiterature! :) As for the chats, unfortunately the only time I'm really available is during the week days, in the daytime. I know that's a bad time for most people, so I'm not complaining. I just can't participate. :(
HugQueen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012   Writer
TheSkaBoss Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"We held 2 critique nights in the #CRLiterature chatroom this month and would like some feedback from those who attended. Does the format of these work? Would you like to see more/less events? What about the time we have them etc? Opinions welcome!"

Stop bloody doing them on Sunday evenings; I'm busy then. :P

STelari Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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