To join, you need at least three pieces of literature in your gallery.
Submissions are limited to three per week. Only members of the group may submit work. Please submit to the appropriate folder, and please don't submit to Featured. Please don't submit PDFs; many people, including some of the group admins, can't read them.
We are not an exclusive group. We do, however, want your best work. We want poetry and prose that says something -- tells a story; evokes a mood or memory; stirs an emotion; takes readers out of themselves. Please submit only pieces that you consider finished; keep spelling and grammatical errors to a minimum, and proofread your own work.
If your work is declined, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to explain (within reason); critique is time consuming and not always met favorably. If your work is declined, please don't take it personally.
Poetry: Your poem should aim to convey experiences, ideas, images, or emotions in a vivid and imaginative way. It should be characterized by the use of language that is selected for sound and suggestive power, and cliché should be avoided. Meter, metaphor, alliteration, personification, and/or rhyme, for example, can all be used to aid effective delivery, interpretation, and readability and can heighten sheer reading pleasure. Fixed form in particular should have a consistent meter, and free verse should flow easily. Imagery is very important and we do look for it, especially when used in unusual ways.
Prose: We accept all genres of prose except fanfic, character profiles, and erotica. Originality and creativity are important.
Rejections: Submissions that, in the opinion of the group's relevant reviewers, don't reflect the group's criteria will be declined (compassionately).
Please note that this list is not exhaustive. It is simply intended as a guideline.