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The Geek's Guide to Lit Groups

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 4:59 AM
Created by PoetryOD for TheWritePlace


The Geek's Guide to Lit Groups Links:
:bulletblue: Groups with names beginning with A - H
:bulletblue: Groups with names beginning with I - S
:bulletblue: Groups with names beginning with S - Z
:bulletblue: The Geek's Guide to Inactive Groups



OMG it's DONE



What's done?! IT'S DONE. I have spent days and days and days collecting a list of all the lit groups I could find (1901 groups to be exact!), then I went through each one and moved all the groups that had no discernible activity in the past 12 months to the Inactive Groups list (see links above). Then with the groups remaining (568 groups :faint:) I looked for evidence of things people most commonly look for in a lit group to create a table that looks a little something like this:

   NAME MORE THAN 75 MEMBERS POETRY GALLERY PROSE GALLERY FAN FIC GALLERY CONTESTS PROMPTS CRITIQUES NON-ENGLISH WORKS WELCOME

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with much coding, swearing its finally done, however DA won't let me submit the list in one chunk (too big!) so its posted in three roughly equal lists (see above links) in alphabetical order.



I so so hope this helps people as a quick and easy to use resource of what groups are offering so they can quickly find groups that suit their needs. AND I cannot emphasise enough that if you run one of these groups and feel your info isn't quite right please just lemme know and I'll fix it. I'm not trying to upset or offend anyone.


I hope you guys love it, because blood sweat and tears went in but hopefully it'll be a lot easier for you guys to use than for me to make :giggle:

Feel free to add it to groups / share it, I really want it to be useful so the more people this reaches the better I think.

I'm gonna go sleep for approximately a week now.


LOVE YOU GUYS XX

- Kate


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:iconaluxandrotheenglish:
AluxandroTheEnglish Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
There should me more people like you. Good job!.
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:iconanonymousnessanomaly:
AnonymousnessAnomaly Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are an amazing person for doing this. :clap:
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:icontheshadowgrove:
theShadowGrove Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
idk why anyone would dedicate so much time into doing this, but so glad you did!
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
Anxiety and madness I think hahaa. Glad you enjoy! <3
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
Anxiety and madness I think hahaa. Glad you enjoy! <3
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:iconthatkidwiththerabbit:
ThatKidWithTheRabbit Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Dear sweet Bob... :faint:
Thanks for putting this together!
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
:giggle:
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:iconhades-flower:
Hades-Flower Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
Thanks a million for doing this!  I was getting discouraged by so many inactive groups, disappearing admins, etc. I was making ad hoc lists for myself (then losing them in my computer), so I really appreciate your efforts! 
:wall of text: I've got too much work to do. Thank You Hearts Sign 
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
:love: aww thank you
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:iconfallenangel700:
Fallenangel700 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You went through 1901 groups?! Wow, that's beyond crazy. Talk about commitment. Clap 
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
:faint: Yeah. I am both of those things. Crazy and committed. :giggle:
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:iconfallenangel700:
Fallenangel700 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Heh, that's good. We need more crazy and committed people. That how great stuff like this gets done.
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
:giggle: Thank you
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:iconfallenangel700:
Fallenangel700 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconclara-01:
clara-01 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I faved it to come back to it later...

This is absolutely amazing, and incredibly kind of you to have done so. 1,900 groups is alot, and I can't believe you went through all of them to make that list for us. So thank you very much, and I hope you have an indeed well-deserved rest! :hug:  :heart:
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
:giggle: still recovering but very glad people are happy with the list
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:iconclara-01:
clara-01 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:

Okay, now the digital painting groups. :lol:

No, no, just joking, that isn't necessary, I'm not interested in joining such a group. ;)
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015
:giggle: haha I don't think I could. I'm pretty sure I mentally wore myself out with this and I keep getting twinges in my arm because I stupidly did all the work for this using my touchpad so my arms nerves are pissed off.

Taking a nice rest for a while and just keeping my own group ticking over
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:iconclara-01:
clara-01 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:lol:

Well have a nice week-end, sweetie! :tighthug:
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:icontheflawedone:
TheFlawedOne Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I had to favorite this so I could come back as needed.  Thanks for doing this.  It must have taken a long time!
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
It did :faint: I'm really glad you like it!
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:iconshirousagistudios:
ShiroUsagiStudios Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Professional Writer
Thank you so so much for including Writers-Essentials! :D  I deeply appreciate it and I know our members will as well. 

I would like to mention, though, that the group DOES accept non-English pieces. :)  Everything else is spot on for the moment.

Again, thank you and keep up the hard work!
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Thanks, I've updated that for you !
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:iconejeans7:
ejeans7 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015   Writer
Tea Pixel Gingerbread Cookie 

Now get some rest! :hug:
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
:faint: For weeks
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:iconejeans7:
ejeans7 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015   Writer
Sleeeeeeep 
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:iconthe-lastbeast:
The-LastBEAST Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for having us (founder of final-words-2-escape)
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
You're so welcome!
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:iconelohcin111:
elohcin111 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks a million Kate ~elohcin111 (Founder of Writers4Life)
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:icongh0st-of-ronin:
gh0st-of-Ronin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You put a lot of hard work in this and it is appreciated! I added a link on my page as well as on my signature. Thank you very much for doing this(working on getting it in my group as well). 
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Oh thank you! :love:!!
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:iconsister-to-the-queen:
Sister-to-the-Queen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, thanks! I am gonna use this so hard when looking for groups I can post my work at!

Again, thanks a tonne. I have seriously missed having this kind of list.
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
YAY! I'm so glad you're gonna find it helpful. My worst nightmare was no one would look at it. :giggle:
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:iconayeaye12:
AyeAye12 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Student Writer
This is flipping amazing. Just :0
On behalf of the community, thank you so so much for this :tighthug:
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
:blush: Thanks hon! :eager:
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:icontheemptychest:
TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Holy crap, girl! :wow: Kudos on the dedication! 
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
:giggle: Thank you! 
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:iconcattservant:
cattservant Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Thank you for you dedication and scholarship!
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
:love: Aw thank you
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:iconcattservant:
cattservant Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Thank you!!!
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for this, beautiful girl. :heart:

The-Novelist-Club does accept prose / fiction, as it is a novelist oriented group.
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Thank you for looking at it :giggle: I was worried no one would care and I'd be like 'but..but... but..'

also I've updated that for you. That column means theres a gallery for prose and as you guys only have a featured gallery I couldn't be sure what it was for just by looking at it. (I know its probably included in the submission rules etc but a lot of the groups have spaces unless I am *sure* because they can always comment like you have and get it updated which means the list could go live earlier.
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I've noticed all of the details and efforts you've put into it, lovely. :heart:
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
:love: :blowkiss:
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:iconnightshade-keyblade:
nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is the most helpful thing I've gotten in a long time. I can't thank you enough for your hard work :heart:
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
You're welcome. I just gotta try and spread it far and wide across DA now :giggle:
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:iconlotus-pen:
Lotus-Pen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Writer
This is incredible! Is this something you'll be updating or is it available to others too? Just wondering :meow:
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
I'll be updating it (already have had to update it several times) :giggle:

I won't be actively seeking out groups for it from now on (unless I lose my mind because this was so much work lol) but if a new group is created they can request their info be updated / added just like any other group owner so if the community use it, then the community will update it so it should stay current.
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:iconlotus-pen:
Lotus-Pen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Student Writer
Cool :) Please could you add Nurturing-Narratives to it??
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:iconpoetryod:
PoetryOD Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
It's already on the list :love:
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