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I think it is obvious that our group is a young one.  It is also obvious that we are rather small, and I think the reason why we are taking a little longer than other groups do in terms of growth is our theme; medieval literature is not particularly popular on deviantArt as far as I can tell.  That is not to suggest any plans to change the purpose of the group.  I do, however, want to tell members that our group may well remain fairly small.  Regardless, make sure to tell your friends about this group, especially those who write according to our theme- we could use more contributors!

So what is our focus?  Medieval literature.  If you can write a long-a** poem with a fixed rhyme-scheme, you're probably in.  But really, all you need to do is write something conceivably medieval.  If you're trying poetry, just obey some sort of structure and try not to just throw random rhymes and twisted logic at us.  You don't need to write like a zealot, Christian or otherwise, but just keep the message (story, love song, or otherwise) fairly straightforward and have fun with it.  Really, all you need to do is take a gander at our galley and you'll have a good indication of what we want.  If you have a new idea that you really think deserves to be in a group called "Medieval Literature", then submit it without shame and I promise that we will do nothing less than read it and see what we think of it.

Also, I have received a question regarding literature about the Middle Ages, but not meant to replicate the styles of the time, and fantasy.  Do we accept it?  Yes, we do, but here are some basic rules to follow if you intend to submit your work to us:

Literature about the Middle Ages- Give us the Middle Ages.  Don't transplant modern life into another time period and show a whiny teenager rebelling against authority and overthrowing feudal lords, kings, emperors, etc.  That's not what the Middle Ages involved, at least as far as historians are concerned.  If you're going to write about the Middle Ages, do it with realism.  Do some research.  Teach!  Describe the movement over the field as a battle rages, show us just how feudalism truly worked, or perhaps recognize that an army's biggest enemy might be starvation or disease rather than another army.

Fantasy- Be careful.  Again, try to avoid whiny teenagers that defeat the big bad-guy.  Do not transplant modern life, especially your life, into another place and just stick wooden villages and armored knights here and there.  Also, if all your story involves is a kid obtaining a dragon egg, a magic sword, or something of that general nature, I discourage you from giving it to us.  Again, teach us!  Construct a believably medieval environment and write a good story we can see as fresh.  And if you can bypass dragons completely, do so!

Please ask any questions you might have!  Remember, we're not trying to block people out so much as simply promote a less respected type of literature.
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi, I wanted to let you know that my Medieval comic, In Absentia, is now available on Comixology! The protagonist is a lady who has to manage her feud after her husband left for the Crusade. Thanks! bit.ly/1DPUjpd
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ArshLatif Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Photographer
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AmayaElls Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am writing a Epic Medieval Fantasy novel, I was wondering whether this group was still active.
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This group is still active, we just aren't very much so. Medieval Fantasy aside, we don't get too many submissions. Feel free to submit your work chapter by chapter and we'll be happy to take a look at it. As long as we find it suitably medieval, as I'm sure it will be, your work should be fine.
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AmayaElls Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ok I will join then and submit my first chapter. I am updating my novel every sunday so the chapters shouldn't flood you.
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FedersStrich Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much :heart:
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FedersStrich Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for adding my poem to your group:hug:
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manwith0name Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're quite welcome, and it's great to have you join the group. If you know anyone who may share interests with this group, feel free to invite them. :)
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FedersStrich Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I will do! A very dear friend of mine is a so talented writer in medival shortstories!
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Wyndworm Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh by the way, are we looking for literature in the style of medieval writers or sort of texts based in medieval times?
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