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Poets and Writers is a group dedicated to the creation of literature, particularly fiction. Any poems or short stories are accepted, and all are allowed to join. However, because we're dedicated to catering to all ages, we do not allow mature deviations to be submitted to our group. If you are one of the people who would like to see P&W become a supergroup, please donate here :iconp-and-w-plz:
We'll feature people who do.
Founded 6 Years ago
Dec 28, 2009


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3,388 Members
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Gallery Folders

Fiction Short Stories
Realistic or Non-Fiction Short Stories
Fiction Novels 1st Chapters
Realistic or Non-Fiction Novels 1st Chapters
Fantasy Contest Submit all entries HERE
Admin Contest Entries HERE
Fan Fiction
Social Notes
Winter Poetry Contest
Poetry III
Poetry II
SpicyBasil's publishing project
Help I'm lost
Poetry IV


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Poets and Writers is a group dedicated to the creation of literature, particularly fiction. Any poems or short stories are accepted, and all are allowed to join. [see "Rules"]



Recent Journal Entries

Edit: There is now a gallery folder for these works, entitled "SpicyBasil's Publishing Project." All you works can be submitted there.

Calling all members of PaW, HattasMadTeacup here! A deviant, SpicyBasil, has an exciting idea and proposal to anyone willing to help her out. I'll copy and paste to you what was in her note, explaining her idea:

"I want to start a movement and change some things in this darkening world. To do this, I need help from others. I can't do it by myself. This is where I need you!

I want to hold a contest, but I only have one prize to offer. Maybe others can pitch in to make it more enticing. I can offer the chance to have work seriously published. I have a friend in the publishing business that can pull strings and really put this idea out there. I want each contestant to write a poem, story, essay, or song about what they would do to change the world or to write about the world itself to open a reader's eyes. I want fifty final entries and I am asking other groups as well. If the groups would like to participate in the selection, then each group could give me their top twenty options and I will pick and choose from there, compile it and prepare it for submission.

I do not want any of the writer's personal information until the book is ready for submission. I want to distribute any profits equally, but I don't want any of the writers to feel like they must jeopardize their safety until I absolutely need it.

This is a lot to process, but it's an idea that I want to see pull through. Your help would be very much appreciated. You may alert all of your affiliates and spread this all over Deviant Art if you wish. Please consider my proposal and get back to me as soon as possible. Thank you very much for your time!"

This idea was inspired by one of her submitted deviations, found here:

Essentially, what SpicyBasil is trying to do is get about fifty entries like this, written by people who have been through dark times, basically talking about what they'd do to change the world (as stated above.) Publishing is not guaranteed, but it's still really cool to get in on this. I encourage you all to get your writing fingers ready and help SpicyBasil out!

That's all, if you have any questions I think you can contact her. :)
More Journal Entries

Rules, Please Read to Join Group [and more]


:bulletred: 7 maximum Deviations per week please!

:bulletred: No mature content. UNLESS it is submitted to the mature content folder. A little strong language is okay in the regular folders as long as you have the art properly tagged.

:bulletred: Submit your work to the right folder category in the gallery.

:bulletred: No hate comments, no flames. We want to be a friendly community. :icondoublehugplz:

:bulletred: The rules of DA still apply here. ->…

:bulletred: 3 maximum submitted favorites per week please members!

:bulletred: Try not to Fave and run! It's not forbidden, but we prefer constructive comments that will help a person grow as an literary artist.

:bulletred: Only the first chapters or Prologues of Novels please!


Q: How do I submit an entry to a contest?

A: Submit your entry to the correct gallery! DO NOT expect us to dig it up in a deluge of devs that we get each day. We don't look at each one unless we have the time to look at them individually. So submit it to the contest folder or else, as far as we're concerned, it doesn't exist.

Helpful places:
:bulletblack: TheWritersMeow's article on the "Do's" and "Don't" of publishing:
:bulletblack: How to submit to the gallery:
:bulletblack: Tutorials on writing:

Literary-Perceptions is having a contest! They are looking for judges and prize donations, click their name to find out more!

Because our list of affiliates is SO large, we've moved them to our "about us page". We'd love if you'd visit it.
If you would like to be one of our affiliates, please note us.



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LuckySpirit14 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
Youn need new poem folders. they are all full. Thank you! :hug:
LennoraSilverstone Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hello everyone, I'm new here on DA and this group, a writer just starting out. I have just finished my first work and will be posting parts of it on my DA profile until I get a decent amount of people to share the whole thing with.
If anyone is interested in erotic novels, please give the TEASER of my new book a shot! More to come soon! 
Don't forget to +fav  and +Watch if you enjoyed Heart 
Aivilo3261 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Can you add a new folder for poetry? The fourth one is full.
shelleypalmer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I have put a poem under short stories by mistake, tried to remove via my correspondence and deleted correspondence also by mistake.  Apologies as I don't know how else to remove this!
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Jaysilvermen Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Writer
The poetry folder says that it's full, is there anyway to get another please?
BlackIceNordic8 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for letting me join! Best wishes to all.
- Icey
KalineReine Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Writer
Hi, I got some requests from this group to add some of my work to your gallery. I accepted, but it size the target folder is over it's size limit, so it won't let me add it. xD
StrongMedicine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hello! I am Medi, and my partner is Strong. We are looking to join contests, participate in trades (Sorry, we only provide literary deviations!), receive prompts, or anything else that will challenge us. There is a general consensus of things we will and won't do on our profile, don't be afraid to throw ideas! Ideas that are used will be credited by whomever gave it to us.
messie2624 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm having some trouble putting my poetry up. Is there any way to expand the folder. Or create a new one?
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