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Welcome to Heart-of-Poetry's fortieth  writing prompt. Hopefully these weekly journals will inspire some new ideas to keep you writing. You may write for our prompts in any format you wish -- poetry, prose, flash fiction -- just so the content is based off this week's theme.

This week's theme is name. Do you feel as if your name defines you? A lot of people do. For as Shakespeare wrote, "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."

Remember to submit your new deviation to the Weekly Prompt folder. If you would be so kind, also mention this prompt (and the group's name) in your deviation's description. Have fun!

Deadline: August 31st

Happy writing! Oilux
Hello members, and let's welcome our newest contest, "At the Center" suggested by Prettykitty473.



:iconfloatingheartplz: At the Center Contest! :iconfloatingheartplz:

Theme: At the Center. What is at the center of your heart? The center of your soul? What truly lies in the center of the Earth besides molten rock? Anything could be there, and we want you to write about it.

Poetry and literature will be accepted in any form during this contest. There will be a limit of 100 lines for poetry and 10,000 words for literature.



:star:Rules:star:

1. Three entries per deviant

2. Mature content is allowed, but it must have a warning

3. Must be 100 lines or under for poetry, and under 10,000 words for literature.

4. Your entry must be written for this contest (published after this journal)

5. Please submit to the In the Center Contest 2014 - OPEN Favorites Collection. Entries to the gallery will not be judged.

6. Entries will be accepted from August 8th to October 15th.

7. Judging will commence from October 16th through October 22nd..



:heart: Prizes :heart:


**Please note the group if you'd like to offer any additional prizes! We are always looking for prize donations**


1st place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will feature in a long mention in the group's blog. A literary request and 100 :points: from our Co-Founder, Oilux. A critique courtesy from the group on any piece

2nd place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will be mentioned in the group's blog. A literary request and 75 :points: from our Co-Founder, Oilux.

3rd place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will be mentioned in the group's blog. A literary request 50 :points: from our Co-Founder, Oilux.

Honorable Mentions (applies to all participants): Everyone will be mentioned for participating and receive a llama badge from karasoul



Leave a comment below if you have any questions, or contact our admins:
:iconscarletdevil1503: :iconoilux: :iconoctavias101:

:love: Have fun, everyone! :love:
It's been too long since a journal entry was published here. I have missed you all dearly, but some news does need to be stated.

:bulletred: First of all, the weekly prompts will start up again. We left them to wait patiently back in 2013, and I think it's time we started up with them again. For those of you who haven't been here since 2013, it's really easy to participate. All you have to do is go and submit your deviation to the weekly prompt folder, and then the deviation which stood out the most will get featured. Of course there will be honorable mentions. :heart:


:bulletorange: Second, it's time for some member participation? :happybounce: What would you like to see done and/or changed by the group? Now it's your time to vent! Well you can either note the group, leave a comment, or send me a note in private. Every suggestion will be taken seriously, and listened to with the up-most care.

:bulletyellow: How does anyone feel about another contest starting up? I think it would be a great idea, but of course, we do need people to participate. Idea's for themes would be great to hear, along with all the other things I hope to hear from you all from this journal.

:bulletgreen: Finally, I just wanted to apologize for not being so active in this group. Yet I read every deviation which comes through here, and they are all wonderful. I'm proud to know our group has so much talent. :party:
Sorry for the wait! Here are the results!


:trophy: Third Place: The Birth of a Writer“Mom! I put six words together!” by starswirl3


:trophy: Second Place: The name I call myselfI etch my name into my skin:
F-A-I-L-U-R-E
by HereLizaKnight


:trophy: First Place: Funeral arrangements per the family's request."Don't send flowers. They'll die, too." by everystupidstar




:heart: Prizes :heart:

1st place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will feature in a long mention in the group's blog. A literary request and 100 :points: from our Co-Founder, *Oilux. A critique courtesy from the group on any piece

2nd place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will be mentioned in the group's blog. A literary request and 75 :points: from our Co-Founder, *Oilux.

3rd place: The entry will be permanently moved to the group's "Featured" folder. The artist will be mentioned in the group's blog. A literary request 50 :points: from our Co-Founder, *Oilux.

Honorable Mentions (applies to all participants): Everyone will be mentioned for participating and receive a llama badge from ~karasoul
Hello everyone,

This is ~Octavias101, a co-founder for this wonderful group.

It has come to my attention that the other admins have been gone throughout this summer, so I have been the only one submitting works into the group. Apologies for any delays, but I have finally gone through everything submitted from July 23th through August 6th.

As for the 6-word stories contest, I lack the power to tally up the votes and make the final decision on the winner. So for now, please bear with me as we wait for our wonderful contest judge to return. ^_^ I wait just as anxiously for the winner of this contest.

Thank you very much for your understanding and time. I hope you're all having a wonderful summer.

O.T.O.

*Journal Notes*

Get your ideas flowing with Heart-of-Poetry's writing prompts!

Our prompts are updated once a week. Do you have a suggestion for next week's idea? Note the group! :note:

Want to participate? It's easy:
1.) Check the group journal for this week's theme.
2.) Write a poem/prose/vignette based on said theme.
3.) Submit your new deviation to the Weekly Prompt folder.
(Last week's submissions can be found in the Past Prompts folder.)

:jsenn: Prompt Schedule:jsenn:


[2-21-2012] Prompt #1: Sunrise and Sunset
[2-28-2012] Prompt #2: Music
[3-06-2012] Prompt #3: Time
[3-13-2012] Prompt #4: Masquerade
[3-20-2012] Prompt #5: Rain
[3-27-2012] Prompt #6: Comfort
[4-3-2012] Prompt #7: Dreams
[4-10-2012] Prompt #8: Survival
[6-9-2012] Prompt #9: History
[6-16-2012] Prompt #10: Monster
[6-23-2012] Prompt #11: Faith
[6-30-2012] Prompt #12: Silence
[7-7-2012] Prompt #13: Fight
[7-14-2012] Prompt #14: Devils and Angels
[7-21-2012] Prompt #15: Forget
[7-28-2012] Prompt #16: Reality
[8-4-2012] Prompt #17: Dystopia
[8-11-2012] Prompt #18: Courage
[8-18-2012] Prompt #19: Five Senses
[8-26-2012] Prompt #20: Song
[9-3-2012] Prompt #21: Treasure
[9-10-2012] Prompt #22: Lullaby
[9-17-2012] Prompt #23: Only Human
[9-24-2012] Prompt #24: Obsession
[10-4-2012] Prompt #25: Future
[10-11-2012] Prompt #26: Lost Love
[10-19-2012] Prompt #27: Fool's Paradise
[10-26-2012] Prompt #28: Eternity
[11-3-2012] Prompt #29: Excuses
[11-11-2012] Prompt #30: Magic
[11-18-2012] Prompt #31: Myth and Legend
[11-25-2012] Prompt #32: Addiction
[12-2-2012] Prompt #33: Chiché
[12-10-2012] Prompt #34: Journey
[12-17-2012] Prompt #35: Ruins
[12-24-2012] Prompt #36: Snow
[1-17-2013] Prompt #37: Color
[1-24-2013] Prompt #38: Blood
[2-16-2013] Prompt #39: Menace

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