Treat each other with respect, and don't insult people or comment with a negative attitude on their work. This group is about the power to transform through language, so consider your own comments!
That being said, however, this group is primarily about helping each other improving your skills as writers, so please don't hesitate to give honest (albeit constructive) criticism to help the writer develop their work.
Submitting to the Gallery
Submit to the gallery when you would like feedback on your written work. Keep in mind, though, that your pieces will not appear right away. They need to be approved by our administrators before they can be officially submitted. Pieces submitted to the gallery will be evaluated on grammar, originality, quality and effort.
- All submissions must:
- be English. (Sorry, but most of our members aren't fluent in other languages and therefore would not be able to critique accurately, and most of the admins wouldn't be able to moderate the submission. Another group, LaRevolucionEscrita is designed for other languages.)
- be your own original work, which means we do not accept fan fiction.
- a stand-alone work of roughly 1,500 words or less for the Prose or Poetry folders, or one of roughly 1,500 to 3,000 words for the Longer Works folder, and a work of roughly 3,000 words or less for the First Chapters/Prologues folder.
- be formatted correctly. For prose, that means paragraphs and coherent sentences. This is a bit different for poetry as we understand the need for artistic expression.
- include a specific request for constructive criticism in the deviation description. If you'd like more help with this, check out our guide, How to Ask For Feedback. You can also ask any of the admins for more help, and we'll be happy to help you think of something.
- be accompanied by a link to a critique you have written. When you submit a piece to our group, in the artist's comments OR in the submission process page, you must provide a link to a critique that you have written for another person in the theWrittenRevolution's gallery. If you are submitting to the Longer Works and to the First Chapters/Prologues folder, your critique must be on another piece in that folder. This critique, which is simply a detailed, well thought-out constructive comment, must be written within one week of your own submission to the group. For help on how to write a critique, have a look at this guide.
- We're less likely to accept:
- 'Mature' deviations. We want this group to be open and acceptable to all members.
- Personal poetry, the meaning of which cannot be understood simply by analyzing it or interpreting its imagery. (For example, if someone would need to know personal things about you to get anything out of it.)
- Deviations already accepted by a number (about more than fifteen) other groups, with a lot of feedback. This isn't about exclusivity, this is about giving exposure to the people who need it most.
- Journal submissions to our galleries. Even if your journal contains literature, that Lit should be appropriately categorised and belong to your gallery, not your journal which is the space where you share your life and personal things. If you want to submit your journal for a contest, Literature event, writing tutorial or anything of the sort you're welcome to do so through the "new blog entry" button on the Journal tab of our profile page, on the left. The rules to submit your blogs to us are outlined here.
- badly researched work. Whereas poor grammar and mistakes are expected from the deviations you submit to us and are the reason why our group exists, researching isn't a part of this. Check your sources.
- Trolls, hate speech, inflammatory deviations, and related stupidity. But that should go without saying!
If you disagree/are unsure about any of these factors, send us a note or leave a comment and we'd be happy to discuss it.
We're sorry if your submission is declined because it doesn't meet these requirements, and we know it might be painful to be rejected for these reasons, but we regularly receive so many deviations that we must have high standards. If you don't understand what you need to do to make your deviation acceptable for the group, just ask! We want you to be included in the group. Keep in mind that because we decline one of your submissions, that doesn't mean we'll decline all of them. Feel free to submit again!
Note: We have a policy of one submission per member, per week.
We have a number of folders, so here is a neat explanation for all of them!
Keep in mind, submissions to our Favourites folders don't need to follow our gallery rules.
In the Featured folder, we'd like you to submit other deviants' work that impressed you - not your own.
In the tWR Related folder, you can submit visual/written work that you OR others have made, that is related to our group - like supporting stamps!
In the Revolutionary folder, you can submit visual/written work that other deviants did fits the theme of revolution.
In the Prompt-inspired folder, you can submit the deviations you wrote after prompts (not necessarily ours, but please link to the prompts you wrote the deviation after so other people can try too!).
In the Member's DD and DLRs, you can submit the deviations you got a DD or DLR for.
In the Writing Resources folder, you can submit useful writing-related articles that you or others wrote.
How do I join?
Easy! Click the 'Join Us' button, and you'll get a message from an admin regarding our group rules. And if you just want to passively be a part of this group, that's great as well - just add us to your .
Can I get an administration position?
We post a blog entry whenever we need new administrators so stay tuned. (:
Can I affiliate my group with you?
Send us a note and/or an affiliation request and we'll consider it!
Why is my submission taking so long to be voted on?
We know it seems like nothing's going on, but the core of the group is a bustle of activity, and even though it seems like there's a large amount of admins, we all have specific roles and not all of the admins are able to vote. Also, keep in mind that we're people too, with school or a job, family and friends, and other commitments that we tend to. Sometimes we just can't spend as much time in theWrittenRevolution as we'd like to.
Each submission requires two votes to be accepted, and should be accompanied by a critique and feedback request, both of which must be verified. Voting takes time because there's a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to fairly regulate the voting process. Your submission will expire after one week, but we will do our utmost best to ensure that it does not take that long; only in an emergency situation would it come to that.
Do I have to be a Premium Member to participate in critique?
No, you do not! If you can't utilize the official critique feature, that does not matter whatsoever!
What are the guidelines for writing a critique?
We don't expect you to write a full critique every time (unless you want to!) - that would take too much of your time. However, we do have a standard. At its most basic level, we expect your critique to be constructive and make points that will help the writer improve. Not sure what to do? Start by answering their feedback questions. Or check out our guide on How to Give Feedback.
How do I find the link for the critique that I've written?
Go to the deviation for which you wrote the comment. Find your comment and look beside your username - there should be an indication of how long ago you wrote the comment (this is called a timestamp). Click it, and then copy the URL it takes you to. Paste the link in a comment on your submission page. Still unsure? Ask us! We're happy to help!
I went to the chatroom and it was empty. Why?
The chatroom is right now only used when chat events are hosted, and we usually advertise those through polls or blog entries, so keep an eye out!
How can I get involved in the Mentorship Project?
The current Mentorship Project is ongoing, so you can't officially participate, but you can check out our lessons in the links in our profile page.
Why aren't submissions to the Featured gallery folder allowed?
The Featured gallery folder is for the selected deviations of Featured Members.
Can I submit visual/found poetry?
What's the Writers of the Revolution thing all about?
HERE is what you're looking for. If you still have any questions, feel free to ask!
What's this "tWR Critiques You!" thing all about?
HERE is what you're looking for. If you still have any questions, again, feel free to comment on the blog or note us!
Who made your profile page design?
ginkgografix, the CSS fairy.
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, let us know, we will be happy to answer them! Send us a note or leave a comment anywhere around the group and we'll get back to you.
Keep writing, we can't wait to see what you come up with!
>>All hail ginkgografix for this beautiful skin.