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Joining and submitting to Word-Smiths

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.








Group Info

Wiord-Smiths is 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 read the guidelines for joining and submitting before submitting to the group.
Founded 7 Years ago
Aug 30, 2010


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About submitted work that is not put in our gallery...

1. Do you feel as if you submitted your very best work?

2. Did you refer to the submission guidelines governing acceptance and rejection? The gallery contributors are obligated to base their decisions on acceptance using these guidelines.

2. Did you inquire to the group as to why your specific submission was rejected? It is reasonable to expect that anyone voting to decline your piece should be prepared to defend their decision. However,contributors are not obligated to specifically respond to your request for explanation of submission rejection and/or may choose to simply direct you to the general guidelines.

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Gallery Folders

Colors Contest
Storybook Illustration
Merely shadows and no wind by STelari
Keeping Watch by Kaelycea
Marko's Dream by eugenslavik
The Robin's Daughter by alexandradawe
Poetry - Free Verse
Poetry - Fixed Forms
Visual Poetry
Light the Stars by C1nderellaMan
The Mutation Of Immortality - Found Poem by Flutingspirit
he'll love her just as well by Sammur-amat
In Praise of Sunna by TwaRavenMotifs
Poetry - Romance and Erotica
Prose - Horror and Mystery


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VKA3 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
How do I delete you from my groups. I don't want to be here anymore
xlntwtch Featured By Owner Edited Apr 19, 2017   Writer
On the home page, upper left, you should see your username and 'member.'
Click on that and a drop-down menu should appear.
It gives you the choice to "leave the group."
Then it asks if you're sure, and you are, so you leave.
Sorry you're leaving, but it's also understood.
Neo128 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017   General Artist
ShimmeringDewdrops Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Your first journal entry lists the rule: "As members, please only critique the works that ask for it. And if you do, please be respectful - no flaming or negativity. Please use constructive criticism only."

Does this only apply to poetry in the group, since that which has been accepted here is already concluded to be of good quality, whereas something outside of it could possibly use with some kindly worded and helpful criticism?
beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017   Writer
Are you familiar with the dA forums? This might be the kind of question to ask there. As far as critique and this group -- this group isn't really critique oriented. It's not that you can't critique pieces here, it's just a fair assumption that that's not what the authors are seeking. And giving critique when it's not requested (and probably not wanted) is dicey.
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