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Come one and come all, raise your pen take part in this grand literary battle! There are subscriptions, points, art, features, and more to be won! You all have until February 12th to enter.

The time is nigh for the Fourth Annual Writers--club Literature Tournament!

This is a tournament for all writers welcoming prose and poetry! :la: It will be a grand competition spanning three rounds of literary challenge! :typerhappy: First of all, you must be willing to write for each of the rounds over the coming months.

There will be judging at the end of each round and those who progress to the next round will have to write a new piece for the next round's theme. A new participants list with the surviving writers will be released upon the announcement of the new round.




To sign up, join the group as a member and add this blog entry to your favorites. From there, feel free to submit your entry to the Tournament Round 1 Folder.




:spotlight-left: :bulletred::bulletred: Round I Theme:  Bird Cage :bulletred::bulletred::spotlight-right:

Interpret at will.




:bulletblue::bulletblue: Deadline:  February 12th :bulletblue::bulletblue:

We will accept participants and submissions for the first round until that date.




:bulletred::bulletred: Media :bulletred::bulletred:

Poetry or prose

There is no minimum length requirement for prose or poetry, but prose submissions should not exceed 7,000 words.




:bulletblue::bulletblue:   Prizes!  :bulletblue::bulletblue:

Gold Medal Emote by Mirz123 First Place Gold Medal Emote by Mirz123
Three Month dA Subscription from RollingTomorrow :dalogo:
150 Points :points: from RollingTomorrow
50 Points :points: from setmyworldintomotion
5 Points :points: from recklezz84
Poetry commission from RoseScarlet
Black and white art commission from Phoenix-FireMage
Drawing from willwriteforhearts
Art request from mruki
Digital or traditional drawing with background from MostlyCosplays
Prompt based literature request from Bluebellwriter7
Cover art of any arbitrary story the winner has written from KaizenKitty
Drawing from Turkeyhead987
Literature commission from Christianonfire7
Five critiques/comment form critiques from Annuski
Two critiques/comment form critiques from wispofcloud
Critique from DailyBreadCafe
Feature from SMAdams
One month feature from Annuski
Feature from RoseScarlet
Feature from DailyBreadCafe
Feature from LacedShadowDiamond
Feature from Christianonfire7
Feature at Writers--club
Feature at xWritersUtopiax
Feature at Poets-and-Warriors
Llama from RoseScarlet
Llama from willwriteforhearts
Llama from MostlyCosplays
Llama from SafyreSky
Llama from DailyBreadCafe
Llama from LacedShadowDiamond
Llama from recklezz84


Silver Medal Emote by Mirz123 Second Place Silver Medal Emote by Mirz123
100 Points :points: from RollingTomorrow
Poetry commission from RoseScarlet
Black and white art commission from Phoenix-FireMage
Prompt based literature request from Bluebellwriter7
Literature commission from Christianonfire7
Four critiques/comment form critiques from Annuski
Two critiques/comment form critiques from wispofcloud
Critique from DailyBreadCafe
One month feature from Annuski
Feature from SMAdams
Feature from RoseScarlet
Feature from DailyBreadCafe
Feature from LacedShadowDiamond
Feature from Christianonfire7
Feature at Writers--club
Feature at xWritersUtopiax
Feature at Poets-and-Warriors
Llama from RoseScarlet
Llama from willwriteforhearts
Llama from SafyreSky
Llama from DailyBreadCafe
Llama from LacedShadowDiamond


Bronze Medal Emote by Mirz123 Third Place Bronze Medal Emote by Mirz123
75 Points :points: from RollingTomorrow
Poetry commission from RoseScarlet
Black and white art commission from Phoenix-FireMage
Prompt based literature request from Bluebellwriter7
Three critiques/comment form critiques from Annuski
Two critiques/comment form critiques from wispofcloud
Critique from DailyBreadCafe
One month feature from Annuski
Feature from SMAdams
Feature from RoseScarlet
Feature from DailyBreadCafe
Feature from LacedShadowDiamond
Feature from Christianonfire7
Feature at Writers--club
Feature at xWritersUtopiax
Feature at Poets-and-Warriors
Llama from RoseScarlet
Llama from willwriteforhearts
Llama from SafyreSky
Llama from DailyBreadCafe
Llama from LacedShadowDiamond


Honorable Mention Medal + PLZ by Mirz123 Honorable Mentions Honorable Mention Medal + PLZ by Mirz123
One month feature from Annuski
Feature from SMAdams
Feature from RoseScarlet
Feature from LacedShadowDiamond
Feature from Christianonfire7
Feature at Writers--club
Feature at xWritersUtopiax
Feature at Poets-and-Warriors
Llama from RoseScarlet
Llama from willwriteforhearts
Llama from LacedShadowDiamond




:bulletred::bulletred: Tournament Rules :bulletred::bulletred:

:bulletblue: The tournament will have three rounds, each with a separate prompt. :bulletblue:
:bulletblue: You must participate in the first round to take place in the future rounds. :bulletblue:
:bulletblue: Your submissions can be prose or poetry and you can make one submission per round. :bulletblue:
:bulletblue:  Please include the :iconwriters--club: icon in your description. You just have to paste the following: :iconwriters--club: :bulletblue:
:bulletblue: You must submit your entry as a literature deviation, not a journal entry. :bulletblue:
:bulletblue: There is no minimum word length, even six word stories are acceptable. Prose entries should be kept under 7,000 words.  :bulletblue::bulletblue: Your pieces can be related to one another but they do not have to be. :bulletblue:
:bulletblue: Your entry must be a new deviation. :bulletblue:
:bulletblue: Mature content will be accepted. However, you must label it as mature content. :bulletblue:




If you have any questions, feel free to ask! :la:

We extend many thanks to everyone who has contributed and helped to make this contest possible. :hug:

Good luck to everyone! Be prepared for a grand writing tournament!
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:iconangelajenkinson:
AngelaJenkinson Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Has this tournament gone belly up?  Nothing seems to be happening, no responses to comments below etc.  Could someone please have the courtesy to let us all know when we can expect to hear something please, it would be much appreciated thank you x
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:iconannuski:
Annuski Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Writer
I apologise for our silence, the judging process often takes a while. Hopefully it won't be long now till we can release the results =)
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:iconangelajenkinson:
AngelaJenkinson Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for letting us know & good luck with it all x
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:iconannuski:
Annuski Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Writer
Sure thing =)
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:iconangelajenkinson:
AngelaJenkinson Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hello there ... I was just wondering how long you are going to keep us all in suspense for lol :)  I understand you must have quite a job on your hands judging .. but ... can't wait to find out the results of round 1 :)
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014   General Artist
They'll be up on Sunday. :D
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:iconangelajenkinson:
AngelaJenkinson Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
OOOh I look forward to the announcement .. thank you for letting us know, bless you :)
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:iconrosescarlet:
RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Writer
Hi, I was wondering when judging for this round will be complete?
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:iconannuski:
Annuski Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Student Writer
We are doing our best to get the judging done =) Please bare with us =)
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:iconrosescarlet:
RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Writer
Okay, thanks! Is there an approximate date it will be done by?
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:iconannuski:
Annuski Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Writer
It's hard to say =) There's a lot to do =)
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:iconrosescarlet:
RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student Writer
Okay, that's alright,  thanks anyways!
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014   General Artist
They'll be up on Sunday. :D
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:iconrosescarlet:
RoseScarlet Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Writer
thanks! ^^
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:iconnoblevoyager:
noblevoyager Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Writer
Hello! I already submitted my entry prior to the given deadline, but I was just wondering, what exactly are the criteria in choosing which works get to qualify and win?
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
We look at the originality of the idea, the execution of the idea, the overall grammar and spelling, as well as adherence to the theme. :nod:
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:iconanunfoldedpapertiger:
AnUnfoldedPaperTiger Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Writer
And so 210 fly into the fray. Who will survive the first heat of the slaughter?
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
We'll have the round 2 participants list up soon! :eyes:
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:icondivergenthp:
divergenthp Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! I can't wait!
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:iconanunfoldedpapertiger:
AnUnfoldedPaperTiger Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Writer
SKBS:KBOSIGJ:PSIOHBODFIHBO:IEHBOSIDBH YES!!!
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:iconlupizora:
Lupizora Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Last minute's entry... ^^; I hope it'd be accepted!
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for entering! :D
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:iconlupizora:
Lupizora Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No prob! Thank you for accepting me~ :w00t:
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:iconscoodaloo-bunny:
Scoodaloo-Bunny Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Writer
So i missed the who 1 submission thing... does that disqualify me?
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
You made it in time! :D
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:iconkatzeyez2cu:
KATZEYEZ2CU Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Writer
Is it still possible to submit before the end of today February 12th?
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
It would have been fine. :( However, our affiliate :iconxwritersutopiax: will be starting a contest up soon!
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:iconarthurthebraveone:
ArthurTheBraveOne Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, shoot, this looked so awesome! D: Just joined the group today though, so I'll have to wait for the next competition, I'm afraid. Still, would love to see who comes out on top in this one! :)
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
We'd love to see you join in next time! :D Our affiliate :iconxwritersutopiax: is going to hold a contest soon. 
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:iconarthurthebraveone:
ArthurTheBraveOne Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Will certainly do! And I'll keep a look out for Writers Utopia's contest, too :)
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:iconscotchrock:
ScotchRock Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ok, well if you get this tonight maybe I can submit.  I'm so sorry I don't know how to submit, but I've posted a deviation I would like to enter :)
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Scoodaloo-Bunny Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Writer
What you do is, you go to submit<img> art at the top of the page. Right under(and to the right a bit) where it says "choose and upload a file" it should have a link/button that says "enter text". When you click on that, you can begin writing. Then when you are done, just choose a category and hit submit. When thats all over with, you go to the writers--club page and scroll down until you get to their gallery folders and second down on the left side should say "Tournament Round I" (or just click the link thing <-----) Then in the top right of the page there should be a pretty big button saying "Contribute to this folder." Just click that and choose your poem or prose, then click submit. After that it you will have to wait for it to be accepted... :) good luck :iconhappyedwardplz:
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Scoodaloo-Bunny Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Writer
sorry third down :P
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:icondarkvalkyrie89:
DarkValkyrie89 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Writer
Just came across this group and decided I'd join since I wanted to improve my prose and poetry. Curious how much time we have for the first round atm? Would like to join, but can wait for future contests if it's too late. :)
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for squeezing an entry in! :D We give a little over a month for every round.
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:icondarkvalkyrie89:
DarkValkyrie89 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Writer
Thanks for holding the contest. :D These events are lots of fun and looking forward to see who advances to the next round.
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:icondaydream---believer:
daydream---believer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014   Writer
How long does the approval process take?
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
Usually up to 48 hours. :nod: Thank you for entering! 
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:icondaydream---believer:
daydream---believer Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   Writer
Well, you're welcome. Thank YOU for the contest!
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:icondaydream---believer:
daydream---believer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014   Writer
I loved the theme choice!!! Kudos!!
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! :D
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:icongabanks118:
GABanks118 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Writer
Procrastination makes perfect. Anyhow, done!
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
What a phrase. :giggle: Thank you for entering! 
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:icongabanks118:
GABanks118 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Writer
Admittedly not my own. I forget where I first heard it, though.
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:iconnightmaresdreaming:
NightmaresDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I submitted it, very late, but I  did it yay
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for entering! :D
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:iconreeseisfunsized:
reeseisfunsized Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not sure I can get my story in by the 12th
I just leftlost internet connection on my computer. doing this from my phone :(
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
Our affiliate :iconxwritersutopiax: will be starting a contest soon. :heart:
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:iconslinkywaffle22:
Slinkywaffle22 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a question.
Are you going to announce winners tomorrow, or the 13th? Or is it just final submissions are tomorrow?
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:iconrollingtomorrow:
RollingTomorrow Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   General Artist
We'll have the results announced in about a week, we like to give enough time to our judges. :nod:
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