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Welcome to the group :iconmy-soul-bleeds-ink:.
A non-judgemental, safe place where writers can submit poetry, prosetry, phoetry and occasionally prose, without the fear of judgement.
I truly hope that you enjoy your stay with us, however long or short it may be. If there are any issues please Note MagicalJoey and I will get back to you with a solution asap.

Please do familiarise yourself with our rules - a link to them is provided above, at the top of this box. Also, comment as much as you can. Just as you appreciate a comment so do your fellow deviants.

Participation in contests and prompts are key factors here - it's not nice to win a contest by default because you were the only entry. I try to make the contests and prompts interesting, and don't forget the Poetry Forms Challenge that comes to you every second month or so.

Also, please browse through and support our affiliates, they are key to promoting contests and help us gain exposure by affiliating with us.

Our Sister Groups

:iconordinary-writing: - A prose only group

:iconbrooms-and-bubbles: - A fan group for the Musical 'Wicked'.

:icongrammarnazicritiques: - a group where you can submit your work for critique.

:iconfront-2-back: - a group to see if your story is a page turner.

:iconlearn2crit-lit: - a group that teaches you how to critique literature.

:iconadopt-a-writer: - a group where writers meet each other to mentor, be a buddy or be mentored.

:iconunderstood-accepted: - a group for people suffering from emotional crisis or in need of a helping hand.

:icona-safe-haven: - a group similar to Understood-Accepted

:iconburdenedhearts: - a group similar to Understood-Accepted and A-Safe-Haven but offering more topics for discussion.


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Jo
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"A non-judgemental, safe place where writers can submit poetry, prose, prosetry, phoetry, or anything they have written, without fear of prejudice or criticism."

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Forms Challenge Winner for September 2015


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The Cold Hearts"Oh you mighty giant, spirit of the woods,
On my knees I came and beg for your aid!
I don't seek riches or other dear goods
And didn't come here for the usual trade."
"Oh, do not waste your breath, you foolish maid
Clearly you don't know what you ask of me
I know the wish which brought you to my glade
But won't satisfy your short sighted plea
With the consequences you can't forsee
A heart of stone is what you wish to get
Thinking to abandon feelings is the key
To a good life and one without regret
But your pain is not the fault of your heart,
It's mine, the result of my cursed art."

By Diluculi
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Welcome To My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink's Contest



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Information


:bulletred: There are two ways of entering this:
1) Write something based on one or more of the prompts
2) Write something encouraging/kind/loving for someone else on DA

:bulletpink: Each way can be entered multiple times, though you can only write about a single deviant per entry.

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Prompts



Quote Prompts
:bulletred: "You know when you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." - Dr. Seuss
:bulletpink: "When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again." - Albert Einstein
:bulletred: "Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." - Oprah Winfrey
:bulletpink: "You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not." - Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
:bulletred: "People must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love." - Nelson Mandela
:bulletpink: "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." - Charles Schulz
:bulletred: "Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
:bulletpink: "True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Word Prompts
:bulletred: blood, water, stone
:bulletpink: roses, lilies, thorns
:bulletred: red, pink, purple
:bulletpink: books, flowers, chocolates
:bulletred: hearts, cupid, romance
:bulletpink: Eros, Zeus, Hades

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Time Line


:bulletred: 16 January - 7 February -:- Submission Time
:bulletpink: 8 February - 13 February -:- Judgement Time
:bulletred: 14 February -:- Winners Announced

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Rulses


:bulletred: You may use more than one prompt per entry
:bulletpink: You may only write for one deviant per entry
:bulletred: Prose and poetry accepted:
Minimum 3 lines poetry, maximum 100
Minimum 500 words prose, maximum 2000

:bulletpink: Mature contest allowed, but keep it minimal
:bulletred: You may enter many times but only win once
:bulletpink: Judges may not enter
:bulletred: You are encouraged to donate and may still enter and donate at the same time
:bulletpink: Bring your friends and spread the love.
:bulletred: Please submit to the Contest Submissions folder only.
:bulletpink: Please place in your artists comments the following:
That it is for My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink 's contest
Link the journal
Mention the prompt(s) you used (if applicable)
Mention the person you wrote for (if applicable)


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Judges


Still looking for judges. If you can judge please note MySoulBleedsInkAdmin with an appropriately titled note.

Your wonderful judges for this contest are:
MagicalJoey
ShadowWorldRed
and...

Criteria
Following the rules + Grammar and Spelling  /5
Creativity and Interpretation of the Prompt /10
Overall Impression /5

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Prizes


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Still looking for prizes. Anything can count as a prize: subscriptions, points, art, prints, book, vouchers, chibis, features, llamas...anything and everything. If you can donate please note ( MySoulBleedsInkAdmin) with a note titled MSBI Prize donation and let me know.
In the event of not having four entries, points and things will be re-distributed amongst those winners who did enter - with most things going to first place, then second, etc.

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:bulletyellow: Llamas from: MagicalJoey ; Amarantheans ; deaxx
:bulletyellow: Features from: MagicalJoey ; Amarantheans ; OurDreamsWillCome ; TruthisTruth ; deaxx ; FreePoetSociety
:bulletyellow: 500 :points: from: TheFlawedOne (distributed by MySoulBleedsInkAdmin )
:bulletyellow: Chibi drawing from deaxx
:bulletyellow: Avatar/icon or literature author tag from copper9lives

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:bulletblack: Llamas from: MagicalJoey ; Amarantheans ; deaxx
:bulletblack: Features from: MagicalJoey ; Amarantheans ; OurDreamsWillCome ; TruthisTruth ; deaxx ; FreePoetSociety
:bulletblack: 150 :points: from candyzombielord (distributed by @mtsoulbleedsinkadmin )
:bulletblack: Avatar/icon or literature author tag from copper9lives

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:bulletred: Llamas from:MagicalJoey ; Amarantheans ; deaxx
:bulletred: Features from: MagicalJoey ; Amarantheans ; OurDreamsWillCome ; TruthisTruth ; deaxx ; FreePoetSociety
:bulletred: 150 :points: from: ShadowWorldRed (distributed by MagicalJoey )
:bulletred: Avatar/icon or literature author tag from copper9lives

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:bulletblue: Llamas from: MagicalJoey ; Amarantheans ; deaxx
:bulletblue: Features from: MagicalJoey ; Amarantheans ; OurDreamsWillCome ; TruthisTruth ; deaxx ; FreePoetSociety
:bulletblue: 100 :points: from: MaggotsX (distributed by MySoulBleedsInkAdmin )
:bulletblue: Avatar/icon or literature author tag from copper9lives

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And Then



Understood-Accepted , one of our affiliates, is hosting a contest to design a new group logo. So, feeling creative? Check out the journal here for information:

What It Is



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The Task


:bulletpurple: Design a new group logo for the group!

The Information


:bulletpurple: Colours to play with: purple/lilac/gold/silver - anything from the pic we use of the boy and the dog in the purple heart
:bulletpurple: Must be 100 (w) x 50 (h) pixels in size
:bulletpurple: No bigger than 30KB
:bulletpurple: Can be animated or static
:bulletpurple: Please credit any resources you use, if using any from DA or other sites

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The Rulses


:bulletpurple: Please submit your entries via note to the group, not into any of our folders or noting any of the admins. If you do not submit your entries this way they will not be counted I'm afraid.
:bulletpurple: Your entries can be noted as a link or a thumb.
:bulletpurple: You can enter as many entries as you can create, but only submit one entry per note please.
:bulletpurple: You do not need to be a member to enter.
:bulletpurple: Judges may not enter.
:bulletpurple: Admins may enter, but may not judge if they do.

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The Timeline


:bulletpurple: 10 January - 10 February -:- Submission Time
:bulletpurple: 10 February - 13 February -:- Judging Time
:bulletpurple: 14 February -:- Winner Announced

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The Judges


Your judges are the following:
:bulletpurple: MagicalJoey
:bulletpurple: MissNoSerious

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The Prizes


(I am looking for more prizes - you can donate and enter!)
(Prize donations can come to UnderstoodAdmin )
(Specifically points you wish to donate and me to distribute at the end)


The winner will receive the following:
:bulletpurple: 200 :points: from MagicalJoey
:bulletpurple: A feature from MagicalJoey ; deaxx ; Amarantheans ; OurDreamsWillCome ; SheDares
:bulletpurple: A llama from MagicalJoey ; deaxx ; Amarantheans ; TruthisTruth
:bulletpurple: A custom static avatar, or lit tag, from MagicallyCreative
:bulletpurple: A small sketch from MissNoSerious
:bulletpurple: An avatar/icon, ID pic, and literature author tag package from copper9lives

A runner up will receive the following:
:bulletpurple: 100 :points: from MagicalJoey
:bulletpurple: A feature from MagicalJoey ; deaxx ; Amarantheans ; OurDreamsWillCome ; SheDares
:bulletpurple: A llama from MagicalJoey ; deaxx ; Amarantheans ; TruthisTruth

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Questions


Any questions please don't hesitate to ask - we don't bite...us with our sharp big-people teeth.
Also, promote this in your journals and group so that we get a nice response.

Ciao,
J
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Forthcoming Attractions

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A teaser of what's to come.
Formal blogs will be created explaining everything closer to the time.

Critique Folder

:bulletred: This has changed to a critique group GrammarNaziCritiques I encourage you to join if you want your work critiqued.
:icongrammarnazicritiques:

Monthly Prompts

:bulletpurple: Prompts on all sorts of topics and styles of poetry to help you expand your skills and abilities

Random from Favourites

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There is only one rule: You cannot suggest a fave of your own work.

Featured

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Up to four works of an artist selected weekly by the admins.

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This week's feature is:
:iconwindmeister8:WindMeister8

The featured works are:
Reluctant GoodbyesIt's your face I see
each time I open my eyes.
It's your breath I feel
that comes out in every sigh.
The time together we spent
was never too long.
More like a teaser
that left me wanting for more.
But we learnt to accept
that you would never be mine.
And so we do part
never saying our goodbyes.
Who Are You... Really?Soft humming emanated from the small attic room, accompanied by rhythmic thumps. Vina stopped just outside its old wooden door, her hand barely touching the doorknob. She hesitated and took a deep breath in an attempt to calm her jumpy nerves. Her other hand subconsciously clenched into a fist and she had to flex it multiple times before it relaxed at her side.
After what seemed like an eternity, she finally turned the doorknob and entered the dark room. The single window that overlooked the back garden had been obscured by the black curtains that hung awkwardly a few feet off the ground. The only source of light came from a dim table lamp that illuminated the hunched figure rocking back and forth.
“Kay.”
The humming stopped. Vina crossed her arms over her chest as the figure turned around to face her, the lamp casting its dull yellow light on the young girl’s pale face. Her large blue eyes stared blankly into Vina’s, her left hand still twiddling a pen.

To Better DaysWhen rivers flow from your eyes
     every time you're alone.
When winds chill your skin
     and freeze you to stone.
when arrows pierce your heart
     and life wears you to the bone.
Know that all rivers must end
     and there are more like you.
Know that winds can change
     and you will be born anew.
Know that your heart will grow stronger
     and there are people you can turn to.
For all bad things will pass
     and many lessons you'll learn.
For "no winter lasts forever
     and no spring skips its turn".
Being MeWould you love me
if I were in a different body?
Would you call me honey
if I acted more like a lady?
Would you be by my side
if I cast my toys aside?
Aren't we only meant to be
if I could just be me?

Your Contest Winners

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Name of Image Blizzards and Batting PracticeIn retrospect, we should have checked the weather. In my father's defense, it had never snowed this early in North Carolina before. My sister's twelfth birthday was November 19. The party was two days later because we figured a Saturday would be better than trying to hold the celebration after school. The weather that week had been a bit chilly, by southern standards at least, but nothing to stop us from celebrating, even if the party was outdoors. Our family never threw big extravagant events, but everyone always had fun, and "fun" usually meant baseball, especially when Lizzie was involved.
My dad grew up on baseball, a Braves fan through and through. I never really took to the sport, but Lizzie was a natural. She skipped tee-ball and went straight from swinging a yellow wiffle bat in our backyard to the local peewee baseball league. At least once a year, from the time I was seven, the three of us would pile into the car for the five hour drive to Atlanta to watch the Braves play at
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Name of Image Fool in the RainI heard that summer was just
around the open bend, cusped
by the sparkling tears of spring.
But, her hand, it had no ring,
so she gave way in a rush.
I guess that winter crushed
the weedy, spurious
hope we were on the brink,
but spring’s gonna come around here again.
I heard that summer came around rainless
I saw that autumn stole away the trust.
You know that winter always leaves her sting.
Ever freezing, whirring, blurring, slurring,
but spring’s gonna come around here again.
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Name of Image To Better DaysWhen rivers flow from your eyes
     every time you're alone.
When winds chill your skin
     and freeze you to stone.
when arrows pierce your heart
     and life wears you to the bone.
Know that all rivers must end
     and there are more like you.
Know that winds can change
     and you will be born anew.
Know that your heart will grow stronger
     and there are people you can turn to.
For all bad things will pass
     and many lessons you'll learn.
For "no winter lasts forever
     and no spring skips its turn".
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Name of Image Changing of the SeasonsIllness of the psyche,
Numbing and blinding.
The endless blizzard;
Helpless, I am blown away,
Exterminated.
Deep within my hollow heart,
Endless voids; I wept.
Pleading hands, my soul to cart,
Tame it through their carnal art.
Helplessly along I'm swept. 
Occluded escape routes; likely
Filled with sand from time's winding.
Wallowing e'er through the mire,
I find within my heart, desire.
Nothing more, I do wish.
Tempted, I tap the wire,
Existential thoughts I fish.
Remembering days of yore,
Indebted to my mistakes.
Finally my senses clear,
Insatiable cries of lust,
Never ceasing, they draw near;
Another hope gone bust.
Loving tenderly;
Laughing with open disgust,
Yet still giving love.
Love, which quells all doubts,
Eases my pain and woe.
Anchoring, new faith sprouts,
Reaping forth what it doth sew,
Never doubting where to go.
Even in the bitter cold,
Dauntless, fearless, bold,
The rays of love shine through.
Heating, melting, the thaw
Awakens hope most raw,
Thrilled with life anew
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Congratulations to you all.
J

Admins:

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:bulletyellow: = away for reasons known
:bulletred: = away for reasons unknown

Oh Captain, Your Captain
Simply Human

:bulletgreen: :iconmagicaljoey:MagicalJoey
[Available for critiques - just ask]

The Earls of Structure


:bulletyellow: :icondarlingangel0565: DarlingAngel0565

:bulletgreen: :icondiluculi: Diluculi

The Knights of Poetic Devices


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:bulletyellow: :icontruthistruth: TruthisTruth

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Comments


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ClassyNerd16 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016  Student Writer
Thanks for accepting me into the group! :)
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016   Writer
You're welcome lovely :heart:
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Bonnie-L-Price Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just a quick question;

Because of DA's text constraints (64kb), I've had to split chapter 1 of my story into two parts on this site. I've already submit my prologue, so my question is whether I can submit both parts of Chapter 1 to this group, or if I should just submit the first part. :)
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016   Writer
You can submit both parts, it's fine.
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Bonnie-L-Price Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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MaggotsX Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
:D (Big Grin)  Thank you so very much for the feature!!! :D (Big Grin) 
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016   Writer
It's a pleasure :)
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TIA-45 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015

Hey all,

A friend and I are attempting to start up a new (free!) e-published magazine featuring all kinds of writing arts! We are currently looking for submissions to be featured in the first issue, details can be found here: anaphorablog.wordpress.com/

If you would like a chance to be featured in the first issue, see the link and consider contributing (guidelines for doing so are included on the blog)!

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GoldenByNature Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you guys so much for the feature! This means so much to me! <3 :heart:
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015   Writer
Glad for it :)
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