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Kakikotoba means "the written word" in Japanese.

This group is dedicated to the written word! Anything related to the written word is accepted here.

Your input is greatly appreciated! If there's a folder you wish to have, let us know and we will see about making it for you.

All writers are accepted no matter how well you write or how edited your material is. We are here to give you support and feedback! Please spread the word to your friends!


:bulletred: Any writer can join.
:bulletred: No art submissions, only literature (can contain images).
:bulletred: Anything written is allowed (short stories, longer works, poetry, prose, fan fiction, songs, plays, quotes, etc.)
:bulletred: No limit to the amount of deviations you can submit!
:bulletred: Do not steal, copy, or plagiarize others' works.
:bulletred: Be respectful.
:bulletred: Other groups are free to affiliate! If you ever need a contest featured, let us know!

:bulletgreen: If you feature and help this group in any way, we will feature you back!
:bulletgreen: If you'd like to donate so Kakikotoba can turn into a super group, donate to :iconkakikotoba-donations:, founder, or co-founder and specify that the donation is for the group.

Features for features (as long as an affiliate features us, we will feature them):

Gallery Folders

Short Stories
On-Going Stories
Finished Stories
Writing Tips
Non-English Work


:star: Please check out our amazing affiliates. Contests our affiliates hold will be posted in the Promotional Advertisements or Features for Affiliates blog! :star:
:iconliterature-series: Literature-Series Literature :iconfreedom-from-words: Freedom-From-Words Freedom From Words <3 :icontheartofmanga: TheArtOfManga All types of manga art :) :iconordinary-writing: Ordinary-Writing -The definition of Prose- :iconyour-soul-in-writing: Your-Soul-In-Writing
This is an active and ongoing list to promote writing events, contests, giveaways, publishing opportunities, and services. If anyone wishes to be advertised or promoted for work related to the art of writing, don't hesitate to let us know! I'll put you up in our journals right away!

Fantasy/Supernatural Writing Contestextended deadline to the 25th
also, just letting you know OLD (before October) stories and scripts are allowed.

Genre contest: Fantasy and/or Supernatural
Deadline: December 25th
Entries found in: (Submit entries to Genre Contest folder)
Entries judged on creativity or originality, content, written skill, and characters.
If there are at least two entries from different members: first place receives 50 points, a journal feature on my personal journal + group's, second receives group journal feature (both features are in the winners announcement journal, featuring two other deviations i like of the winners') - unlocked
Three entries or more from different members: first place receives 250 :points:, a 3 month page and journal feature & second place receives 100 :points:, 1 month journal feature in group.
For any winner: Winners Package from :iconAnotherContestGroup

Thank you so very much for your amazing entries!!!
This is what will happen next:
I will give my judges five days to judge regarding to the point system I created.
I will announce the winners on 5th december!


:new: ATTENTION! <3
Since many of you said that they would not be done in time, Choukun and I ( Mirocho ) decided to extend the deadline for TWO WEEKS AND THREE DAYS!
That means this contest will officially end on
29th november 2015!
We apologize for any possible inconvenience.
Reminder: (OLD) DEADLINE in
automatic coun
For the Love of LitUPDATE: I forgot to add a few lit contests worth mentioning. Look under the blue heart for details. :D
Star Bullet (Yellow) - F2U! Star Bullet (Yellow) - F2U! Star Bullet (Yellow) - F2U! Star Bullet (Yellow) - F2U! Star Bullet (Yellow) - F2U! 

Just a quick guide for all you lit lovers out there on current goings-on within the lit community.
:star: Firstly, I have stepped down as Co-Founder of Apocalypse-writing . I simply no longer have the time to give the group the attention and focus it deserves. The wonderful DameVulpes has been kind enough to take over. I hope you all show her the immense love and support that you showed me during my time there. Heart 
And now on to some features and such.
Sweetheart Goings On 

In Need of Critiques

The Geek's Guide to Lit GroupsThe 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

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 group :iconwrite2livecancerfree: accepts submissions on a monthly basis. You can submit as many pieces as you like, and at the end of the month Black-Rose-117 will choose winners. The pieces will be put into an anthology. All profits go to a cancer charity.

:iconthefs: "I am currently offering a speed critiquing service for those who want to get professional standard feedback on their prose writing/or poems at a cheap price. I've just finished my latest 45,000 editing/proofreading job and I'm looking for new works!
You could have your short story, the first chapter of your novel or one-act script read by the end of the day with in depth feedback on how to improve!
If you're interested in finding out more, follow the link to my job service forum post."

:iconbrody-lover: - "Hello! I am an editor, looking for some writing to work with! I charge $1 per page (market price is $2.50) and I read all kinds of work! Thank you for your help!"

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Contributor: Organize group and folders; ensure rules are followed; find group affiliates and members; look after affiliates, contests, and events; provide professional critiques, feedback or editorial comments in written works that members request of the contributor (if possible for contributor); stand in for co-founder(s)/founder if needed; welcome members









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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there! Thank you very much for requesting my poem, "Red Chain Lightning." It was a pleasant surprise! :) 
artlover20012001 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I want to join the group please. :)
This is my story:…
Miles-tan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
OH MY GOD I published a work in the wrong category! I meant it to publish in "short stories"!
ShiyaHawk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm hosting another giveaway and I just wanted to let everyone here know about it. I'm giving away Premium Memberships and Points this time around. Here's the journal…
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darkangel2454 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the accept :)
ShiyaHawk Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm hosting a 500 :points: giveaway. Stop by and check out the journal:…  Also feel free to join. :meow:
kosmoflips Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just joined because I like this group name (and I'm trying to write some stuff, if I have time)!
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AMisfitsDayDream Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Artist
No submit limit! :squee: Yes!
:D I will enjoy this group. :D
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brody-lover Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Just so you know I am hosting a contest over on Tumblr! All you have to do is write a story, fanfic or original under 10,000 words! It must be based off of "The Horror of our Love" by Ludo. More information can be found here: [link]
brody-lover Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello! I am an editor, looking for some writing to work with! I was wondering if you would be so kind to let let your members know that I am available to edit their work! I charge $1 per page (market price is $2.50) and I read all kinds of work! Thank you for your help!
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