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Welcome to writeaway!


We are a literary group for writers of poetry and prose, focusing on how to improve your writing and encouraging critique. However, illustrations are also accepted! We encourage Original Works though still accept Fan Fiction if that is what you wish to submit to our gallery.

Group Info

We are a literary group for writers of poetry and prose, focusing on how to improve your writing and encouraging critique.

Avatar by pixiepot
Founded 8 Years ago
Jun 4, 2006


Group Focus
Art Creation

1,285 Members
1,678 Watchers
65,317 Pageviews
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Home Sweet Home Contest April 2012
Critique Requested
Short Stories
Fan Fiction

I am using this beautiful skin by SimplySilent whilst I am coding a skin for the group. And, this skin really is beautiful. :clap:

A couple of weeks ago, I announced that I had plans to get this group back on top. I was astounded and slightly overwhelmed by the support I received. It's always wonderful to see new ideas and watch the community work together and thrive. It was a very close call but, after a devious vote, our members decided on the contest theme of Masquerade. So, I present to you our newest contest:

General Information

The theme: Masquerade.

Chosen media: Any original and new written work will be accepted. This means that we will not be accepting fan-fiction and any existing work. Prose, poetry, lyrics etc will be accepted.

How many entries can I do?: You're allowed to submit a maximum of three entries.

Will mature content be accepted?: It is preferred that you keep it clean, please.

Closing date: At the end of 22th September.

When will the results be posted up?: The 24th September.

What are you looking for?: We are looking for interesting and creative entries that effectively incorporate the theme. We also expect to see basic grammar and punctuation and hope that you will put time and effort into your entry.

Who are the judges?: Please note the group if you are interested in judging. 

How do I enter?: First and foremost, you must be a member of this group and then submit your entry in the appropriate folder, labelled Masquerade Contest August 2014. It can be found here.

The title of your entry can be anything as you see fit, although an imaginative title will pique our curiosity a lot more than, 'Entry for Masquerade contest'. In the artist comments, please put the group name (writeaway = :devwriteaway:)and state that it is your entry for the Masquerade contest. You must also give an explanation of where the theme fits in and link this journal. Metaphorical approaches are allowed.


You may decide to use any one of these deviations (or another deviation) as a stimulus. If you do so, please paste the :thumbcode: into the description of your entry. Using a stimuli will not affect your "score", we just ask you to state that you have used one as it is a courteous thing to do.

masquerade by kwadratowa
The Masquerade by amalie
Masquerade by eajna
masquerade by zilla774
Masquerade by byluluka


What is a contest without prizes?
Please donate prizes (points, features, free commissions ect) by sending us a note. It would really be appreciated. A special feature is arranged for all those you donate, thank you. :dalove:



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Scifimaster92 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
I joined your group specifically because I really need some feedback on my works, particularly my sci-fi novella, The Plutonian Chronicles.
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CuriouslyAlone Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  New member
If you guys need help I might be able to lend a hand every now and then ^_^ (if you need it :P )
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British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I assume the group is dead then. I guess I'll take my leave - it's a shame really :(
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British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Is the group's founder still on DA? The last time she been on here was a month ago...
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