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:bulletred: Featured Folder: Works showcased in this folder are chosen by the Admin Team for the Fortnightly Feature journal and are moved to Featured from the folder they were originally submitted to. Deviations for this folder are also moved from the followng contest folders: Contest Folder TBD (renamed when new contests are held) and Prompt Submissions.

:bulletorange: Contest Folder TBD: Is renamed when contests are created and are in the Submission stages. The folder will be open only during the Submission Period and is for deviations that meet the contest prompt. The folder is closed at the beginning of the Juding Period. Winning Deviations and Runner's Up Deviations are moved to Featured while other contest entries are moved to their correct Gallery folders at the termination (end) of the contest. This folder will either be called Contest Folder TBD OR the title of the current contest. This folder is closed at all other times.

For deviatons to be accepted into this folder you must add the following to your Author's Description: "This work is apart of :iconinspiretheuninspired:'s [Contest Name] contest."
Also include a link to the contest folder and the word count of your submission.

(for those of you who aren't able to display the group Icon in the Author's Description [done by typing : icon Inspire the Uninspired : {without the spaces}] please include the group Name in bold.)

:bulletyellow: Prompt Submissions: Submissions to this folder must meet the qualifcations of the Fortnightly Prompt (found in a journal titled Fortnighlty Prompt).

Include the following information in your Author's Description for your work to qualify: "This is an entry for :iconinspiretheuninspired:'s Fortnihgly Prompt contest." Also include a link to the Prompt Journal and a short explanation of which Prompt you used.
(for those of you who aren't able to display the group Icon [done by typing : icon Inspire the Uninspired : {without the spaces}] please include the group Name in bold.)

:bulletgreen: Excerpts: Displays the best quality excerpts from a deviant's novel, novella, screen play or any longer work. We will except ONLY THREE (3) excerpts from the same work. These excerpts are meant to display your best writing, character development, world building or scene construction. This is not for entire chapters to be submitted (that defeats the purpose of providing an excerpt.

To submit chapters of your story please refer to the Novels and Novellas - Part One Only folder. Rules of this folder allow for you to post the whole Prologue or Chapter One of your Novel (an entire work that amounts 70,000 words or more) or Novella (a whole work averaging between 10,000 - 70,000 words).

:bulletblue:Fiction - Short Stories: Submit Prose deviations with fully developed themes and plot that average between 1,000 - 9,000 words total.

:bulletpurple:Flash Fiction and Vignettes: Prose that qualifies as Flash Fiction can average between 20 - 400 words and is a fully developed plot ; while a Vignette averages between 500 - 900 words and is a brief, evocative description of a person or a scene.

:bulletpink: Foreign Language:: Deviations which are written entirely in a non-English language OR include both a portion written in a Foreign Language and the English Translation.

:bulletblack: Mature: Deviations that contain adult themes or sexual content. This includes Deviations that are given the proper Mature Tag (a requirment of deviantArt's TOS - which appears in the Author's Description as Mature Content). Even if your Deviation doesn't have a Mature Tag, if the content is adult or sexual you will be asked to resubmit your work to this folder and inlude the proper warning (which will help you in the long run to not have your work reported).

Work that does not contatin a developed plot or present the material in a thoughtful way will be declined. Mature Content is not the same aspornographic content. If your work contains Pornographic Content we will decline it.

:new: :bulletorange: News and Articles Folder: A folder where :iconinspiretheuninspired:'s Member and Members of Affiliate groups can submit the group's: News, Events, Contests, Features and more. To qualify for this folder all entries must be literature related as InspiretheUninspired is a literature group.

This folder is not for the submissions of personal journals or other content that advertises an indiviual account. This includes but is not lmitied to: Personal Journals (which let deviantArt know what you've been up to), Commission Journals (which let deviantArt know your prices and that your Commissions are open), Self-Features (which focus on your art piece and function as a medium to get your art noticed), etc.

:bulletyellow: Non-Fiction: Prose submissions which reflect events or snap-shots of people and events that occured in the author's life. These are factual pieces of Prose or Poetry.

If your submission is part of a longer work please only submit the Prologue or Chapter One. This helps use keep up our Gallery.

If your Non-Fiction piece contains Mature content we will redirect your submission to the Mature Folder and ask (for your ease of using deviantArt's TOS) to add a Mature label to your work.

:bulletgreen: Novels and Novellas - Part 1 Only: This folder is specifically geared toward longer Prose pieces. You can only submit the Prologue or Chapter 1 of your piece, as this will allow for ease of navigation and folder upkeep. For work to qualify for this folder you must also provide a link to Chapter 1 or the following chapter in your Author's Description (this will allow readers easy access to the rest of your story if they wish to continue reading).

A Novella is a literature piece, which in it's entiriety, averages between 10,000 words minmum and 70,000 words maximum.

A Novel is a literature piece, which in it's entirety, averages 70,000 words or more.

If your submission includes a Cover Image please provide a Note in your Author's Description detailing the original artist gave you kudos to use his/her work. If that informatin was given to yo in a Note you can also provide a copy/past of the permissions during the submission process.

:bulletblue: Poetry - Fixed Form: Poems that fall under the category of Traditional Forms: Sonnets, Villanelles, Haikus and Concrete Poetry (the meaning or effect of the poem is converyed through using patterns in the letters or words and other typographical devices).

Fixed Form poetry also includes poems which follow specific patterns with:

External Ryhme Scheme (A,B,A,B)
Internal Rhyme Scheme (words within the poem create a similar pattern)
Line Number (Ex: All Sonnets are 14 Lines Long)
Line Length (all lines contain the same number of words)
Stanza Number (dictates the form of the poem)
Syllable Count (Ex: All lines in a sonnet have 10 syllables).

:bulletpurple: Poetry - Free Verse: Poetry which exludes attention to: Rhyme Scheme, Line Length, Line Number, Stanza Number, and Syllable Count. This includes:

Urban Poetry (which chronicles the life of peopel in the city), Found Poetry (creates poems by borrowing lines, phraes or whole stanzas from existing poems) and Spoken Word (peoms which take on the charateristics of raps or other forms that can only be conveyed by reading the poem aloud [most often used in the poetry slam style]).

Free verse poetry does experiment with:

Decapitalization (all words are in lower case)
(Parenteticals): Use of pharses or words as afterthoughts- this techique signals to the reader that the poem can be read without the word or phrase in parentheses.
Punctuation (experimentatin with placement of periods, commas, colons, and other marks)

:bulletpurple: Poetry - Lyrical: Express personal or emotional feelings and are traditionally written in the Present Tense. Rhyme schemes are present that allow the work to be set to a rhythm or a beat - as these poesm are most often sung or spoken out loud. For the sake of our group Lyrical Poetry also includes Song Lyrics.

This includes the following styles: Odes nad Pastoral Poetry (poetry written to refelct works like the Oddyssey).

:bulletpink: Scripts and Screenplays: Scripts are works that total over 200 pages and are written to be performed live on a theater stage.. Similarly, Screenplays are equally as long and are works that are meant as scripts to be peroformed on the Silver Screen (a.k.a. movies).

Please submit either: The first full scene or the complete first draft (in PDF) of your work. Provide a link (if necessary) to the next installment of yoru script if you are not using the PDF upload.

Gallery Folders

Contest Folder TBD
'Fertility' Fortnighly Prompt
Visual Challenge TBD
Flash Fiction and Vignettes
Foreign Language
News and Articles
Novels and Novellas - Chapter 1 Only
Poetry - Fixed Form
Poetry - Free Verse
Poetry - Lyrical






:bulletpurple: :bulletblue: :bulletpurple: :bulletblue: News and Events Issue 01 – July 2014 :bulletblue: :bulletpurple: :bulletblue: :bulletpurple:

Aloha deviantArt and Members of InspireTheUninspired!

The following Contests, Giveaways and Submission cycles are provided for all literature based events on and off site. We’re excited to feature Contests from other groups, Affiliates of InspireTheUninspired and for literary magazines in general! Below you can find two features per category, being: Affiliate Group and Literature Group Contests, Personal Contests, Commissions, Giveaways and Prose/Poetry/Anthology Magazines.

There’s much to do in the next month, so peruse and take your pick!

:bulletyellow: :bulletred: :bulletyellow: :bulletred: AFFILATE AND LITERATURE GROUPS CONTESTS :bulletred: :bulletyellow: :bulletred: :bulletyellow:

  Apocalypse-writing’s   ABC’s of the Apocalypse Contest  by  :iconapocalypse-writing:

Submission Period Start Date:  1 June 2014    Submission Period End Date: 30 September 2014

Official Contest Journal:   Official Prizes:

Only ONE  Prose or  Poetry submission (3,000 Word Limit [Prose]/ 50 Line Limit [Poetry])  from group Members, containing a statement in the Author’s Description that the entry is: for :devApocolaypse-writing:’s ABC’s of the Apocalypse Contest” , will be accepted (this includes properly labeled Mature Content). No deviations with profanity, racial slurs, or offensive dialogue or content will be accepted). All Member’s will be given a letter and word combination that must be used as the Title of the deviation (ex: “A Is for Apocalypse”).  

You must be a Apocalypse-writing Member to Enter – and must Note the Group, including the header “ABC Apocalypse” as the subject line.  Theme: Pre, Present or Post-apocalyptic. General prizes include: Features, Llamas, Art Commissions and Points.

:new: IndividuART’s  Character  Contest  by :iconindividuart:   CLOSED

Submission Period Start Date:  1 July, 2014  Period End Date: 25 July , 2014

Official Contest Journal:

Only ONE DEVIATION, which must showcase an Original Character, of literature, traditional art styles, digital art styles, photography, etc. can be submitted from group Members, containing a statement in the Author’s Description that explains how the Writer/Artist’s stylistic choices represent their characters.

You must be a member of WriteRelease to Enter - and must submit to the OC Contest Folder. Theme:  Original Characters.  General prizes include a minimum of 100 :points: and maximum of  300 :points: .


:bulletgreen: :bulletpink: :bulletgreen:  :bulletpink:  PERSONAL CONTESTS  :bulletpink: :bulletgreen: :bulletpink: :bulletgreen:  

:new:  Malintra-Shadowmoon’s   ‘Celebration Festival Contest’

Submission Period Start Date: 1 July, 2014   Submission Period End Date:  30 September, 2014

Official Contest Journal:


1. Paranormal/Metaphysics (Your experiences, your thoughts and beliefs in general)/Psychics and Mediums (Your experiences and thoughts).
2. Astronomy (planets, stars, nebulas, etc.)
3. Belief and Faith in General (Description/Visualization or your belief or faith) / Myth of Cathars (Truth and Assumptions)
4. History (biographies and pictures of famous historical personages)
5. Nature (Forest/Scenery/Wild Flowers)
6. Tolkien Fantasy (Dragons [Smaug], Elves [Mirkwood {Thranduil and Legolas}/ Rivendell {Elrond/Arwen}], Orcs,  Hobbits [Thorin, Gimili, etc.])

Only THREE EXISTING OR NEW DEVIATIONS, which must follow the General and Special Topics provided, can be submitted per person -  in English, French or German -  of Literature, Photography, Artisan Crafts, Traditional Drawings or Digital (Photomanipulation/stocks), containing a statement in the Author’s Description that the deviation is an entry  in Malintra-Shadowmoon’s  ‘Celebration Festival Contest.’

You must be a Member of  DeviatnArt to Enter - and must submit thumbnails of the deviations as a Comment to the original journal by  sending a :note: to :devMalintra-Shadowmoon. General prizes include points and features donated by TheWayofLoveandLight  and Haven-For-Free-Souls .

:new: krukof2 Double Theme Contest

Submission Period Start Date: 1 July, 2014 Submission Period End Date:  31 August, 2014

Official Journal Link:

THEMES (which create art of krukof2’s Existing Deviations EXCEPT FOR:…

1. “After”
2. “Tea Time”

Only TWO  NEW DEVIATIONS, which must follow the Themes  provided and create works off krukof2’s existing deviations, can be submitted per person -  in English or French -  of Literature (Flash Fiction, Short Poems and Short Stories), Photography, Artisan Crafts, Traditional Drawings or Digital (Photomanipulation/stocks)  and any other deviantArt Media , containing a statement in the Author’s Description that the deviation is an entry  in krukof2’s  ‘Double Themes  Contest.’ Mature content is not allowed.

You must be a Member of  DeviatnArt, Watch krukof2, and favorite the deviation of your choosing to Enter - and must choose one of krukof2’s existing deviations to create continuing story. All entries must be submitted as thumbnails on the original contest journal.

:bulletyellow: :bulletblack: :bulletyellow: :bulletblack: COMMISSIONS :bulletblack: :bulletyellow: :bulletblack: :bulletyellow:

Please visit this link to see the previous Commission Features:

:new: MistressofQuills Literature Commissions OPEN

COMMISSION PRICING:  Prose: 1,000 – 1,500 Words:  $7.00 per 100 Words ,  1,500 – 6,000 Words: $5.00 for every 1,000 over 1,500 [3,500 = $17], and 6,000+:  Send a :Note: .

Poetry [Free Verse, Fixed Form or Concrete:   5-10 Lines: $3.00,  10-20 Lines: $4.00, and 20+ Lines: $4.00 for 20 Lines + $3.00 for Additional 5 Lines [30 Lines = $10.00].  

For More Information:

Do not commission MistressofQuills if you cannot pay for the commission through PayPal. Also do not commission a  Prose work that is longer than 5 Parts.

The following are the types of fiction and sub-categories for which MistressofQuills writes:

:bulletyellow: Short Stories
:bulletblack:  Poetry
:bulletyellow: Multi-Chaptered Fiction/ FanFiction
:bulletblack:  Your Original Characters or :devMistressofQuill:’s Original Characters
:bulletyellow: Fantasy, Emotional, Contemplative, Romance

:new: NintendoGal55  Literature Commissions – OPEN

COMMISSION PRICING:  Poem/Song: 2 :points: ($2.00 Canada [1.98 USD]) Essay 10 :points: ($10.00 Canada [9.55 USD]) Short Stories: 5 :points: ($5.00 Canada [4.77 USD] 1 – 10 Chapters: 10 :points: ($10.00 Canada [9.55 USD]) 11 – 20 Chapters: 15 :points: ($15.00 Canada [14.33 USD]) 21 – 25 Chapters:  25 :points: ($25.00 Canada [23.98 USD].  

Stories over 30 Chapters:  Additional 2 :points: ($2.00 Canada [1.35 USD]) per chapter.

For More Information:

Provide the following information in a :Note: :

:bulletyellow:  A Title (If you have one)
:bulletyellow: A  Series and the Characters You Want Featured
:bulletblack: Rating (K+ - M)
:bulletyellow:  Character References for:  1. Existing Character and/or 2. Your Original Character
:bulletblack: Character Profiles and Relationships to each other
:bulletyellow:  If Songs/Lyrics are Included and the Name of the Song/Artist
:bulletyellow: Specify THEME for:  Poem,   Song or Essay

The following is what NintendoGal55 will write:

Will not write offensive material.

:bulletblack: Original Fiction (featuring original characters)
:bulletblack: FanFiction (featuring original characters)
:bulletblack: Essays
:bulletblack: Songs
:bulletblack: Poetry


:bulletorange: :bulletblue: :bulletorange: :bulletblue:  LITERARY MAGAZINES :bulletblue: :bulletorange: :bulletblue: :bulletorange:

To See Previously Featured Magazines:

:new:  Provoacateur Lit Magazine -  Editor(s): Jillian Butler (Founding) and  Jamie Giammarins (Creative) -  Published By: Goodway Graphics (Burlington, Massachusetts)

Please submit your work in a format compatible with Microsoft Word:  rts, doc or docX.  You may include a Cover Letter, but a short bio is sufficient.

Poetry Submission

Up to 5 Poems – maximum of 10 Pages.


ONE prose piece can be submitted per issue and can have a maximum of 10,000 words. Double space the submission and number the pages.

Creative Nonfiction

Can be either:  Personal Essay, Memoir, Profile or Creative Non-Fiction up to 10,000 words. Double space the submission and number the pages.

Visual Art

Unlimited submissions in the following forms:  Photography, Sketches, Paintings, Digital Media.  Must be in JPEG or PEDF form.



In publication since 2013, Provocateur is printed Biannually.  Artists and writers are not paid for their submissions – the magazine is only two years old!  You can either submit online by sending an email to this address:

Or send by snail mail to:

13 Fowler Terrace
Burlington, MA 01803

Provocateur aims to shed light on LGBTQ writers and their experiences. To create a medium through which acceptance and understanding of LGBTQ people becomes “the new normal” – that is to help all LGBTQ people have their voice heard. The magazine also accepts submissions on topics from Allies, as it seeks to be a platform through which writers and artists feel comfortable sharing their work. The unconventional and uncensored is welcomed and encouraged.

:new:  One Throne Magazine  – Editor(s): George Filipovic and Don Dowhal - Published By: One Throne Magazine (Yukon, Canada)



To submit to the magazine please follow the link and choose the correct submission area. Submission are only online:…

One Throne Magazine will get back to you in at least 14 days.  Please do not follow up about submissions until 90 days have passed.

One Throne retains exclusive (you cannot publish your poem anywhere else) publication rights to your  Accepted Submission for  THREE MONTHS after the first day it is published.  One Thorne also retains non-exclusive (you may publish the poem elsewhere) rights to publish your poem indefinitely.

Short Fiction & Creative Nonfiction

ONE Unpublished work, between 1,000 – 7,500 words, can be submitted each Quarter.  If you are submitting your work to another magazine, and it is accepted, please contact One Throne immediately.

Flash Fiction

Works under 1,000 words, unpublished. If you are submitting your work to another magazine, and it is accepted, please contact One Throne immediately.


Submit up to THREE poems. If you are submitting your work to another magazine, and it is accepted, please contact One Throne immediately.

Breaking it’s binding in 2014, One Throne Magazine showcases foremost writing, spanning genres, and runs the gamut from elegant prose and poetry to plot-driven stories and speculative fiction. Editions come Quarterly: Spring, Fall, Summer and Winter.


As you can see, there are plenty of literature opportunities out there! If you know of any Literature-Based Contests, Giveaways, Commissions,  Deviant Art Contests,  Deviant Art Group Contests,  Deviant Contests (run from a deviant’s personal journal) or  Off-Site Magazines please Comment below  and your suggestions might make it into the next issue!

Keep in mind these are Literature-Based monthly updates, so thanks for tuning in!

~ InspireTheUninspired  ~  Founder:  :devH-A-Cooke
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:bulletgreen: Please take a look at our Folder Descriptions before you submit any work into our Gallery Folders.

:bulletred: The most important rule for this group is to respect every members opinions, views, nationality and sexuality. If you don't then you will get ONE warning before being asked to leave the group.

:bulletblue: This group is for Literature only so please do not post traditional or digital works. Also, please submit to the correct folders. For your convenience descriptions have been included on what each folders contain. Unfortunately, we will not accept FanFiction.

:bulletyellow: Only One submission per day. I do not want people's messages to get spammed.

:bulletpurple: All membership requests will be automatically accepted.

:bulletorange: You will need Two votes for a deviation to be accepted. This is to keep the folders organized and to make sure deviations go to the places they are meant to.

:bulletgreen: If you use a piece from this groups Favourites Gallery for inspiration then please make sure you give proper credit and ask for permission Before you post it.
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Cionie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Are you guys not accepting new submissions currently for whatever reason? I can't seem to submit anything :/
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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for accepting affiliation with our group :iconpoeticartforlife: :heart:
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
just dropping by to say thank you for having me in this group.
i'm not sure i have properly done so when !Kymira12 invited me to join last year. i miss her being around. 
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AmazingCatherine123 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for accepting mezerz ^.^
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Fade2Moo Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Would a poem structure that I came up with that's based off of another count as fixed form?
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