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DFC 2015

This is a promotional journal for this event which is happening in 20 days!

Hello all, it's me MagicalJoey here, reporting live from the ProjectDFC desk of all desks. We have a situation on our hands folks! A DIRE situation! Oh the HORROR, the GORE, the REVOLTING SMUT! Wait, that was October...but you get my drift!

Only 20 days until DFC 2015

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What is DFC?

Do I hear thee utter this question? Oh poor souls, how could you not know> Never fear, I shall tell!

DFC stands for December Forms Challenge and is a challenge that has been running for many years now. It takes place from 00h00 December first until 00h00 January first and is a poetry forms challenge, where you are provided with different fixed forms of poetry to write on. It is a poem, and a form, a day for 31 days!

What Does This Mean For Me?

This means the following: YOU (yes you, and you, and the one behind you with the Micky Mouse ears) are hereby challenged by everyone you know, well, basically yourself, to write a poem a day for December 2015. There will be a chart that will become available closer to the time telling you what form goes with what day...and I have heard from a cute little cannibal kiwi-damnation that this year's chart will be off the charts and chock-to-the-block with hits!

But It's Hard!

It's meant to be a challenge (hence the big capital 'C') that broadens your knowledge of poetry forms and things like rhyme, meter, syllabic counts, refrains and all the other jargon us posies like to throw around. It's a good way to broaden your horizons and thresh out some basic things which you will hopefully come back and edit in January to make them supercallafragalisticexpialladocious!

Quality vs Quantity

I've heard rumours that sometimes quantity doesn't equate to quality. Whereas in many cases this holds true, the beauty of the quantity of this challenge is that you will have certain days, and forms, where you have tons of quality. It's these gems you hold out for and then prune and preen during the editing process, which happens after. Think of this as WordWars for poetry, kiwi-damnation style.

Previous Years Features

Previous years charts are here for you to peruse and practice look at to get some idea of the amazingness that is coming your way!


DFC 2012 Form Chart by kiwi-damnation


DFC 2013 Form Chart by kiwi-damnation


DFC 2014 Form Chart by kiwi-damnation

Like with previous years we will have a Chat Room available for use during the process. Come and brainstorm with fellow participants and get your write on!'ve+Got+Mail.+Send.gif

New Features

This year, with the arrival of our new Admin betwixtthepages we have an exciting partnering with another group of Beth's, mainly LitRecognition. Under foundership of chromeantennae and with a brilliantly vibrant cast of writers on staff LitRecognition promotes writing and writers with a daily (barring the weekend) feature of prose and poetry works from new and old writers alike.
How Is This Good?
In betwixtthepages 's own words:
"Okay. So, we'll be doing daily cross posts between the groups called something like "Today at a Glance."  These posts will include a walk-through of the day's poetry form, the prompts or challenge number and we'll include a few examples  of the form, and will be featuring each of the previous day's prompt responses."
What Does This Mean?
This means that the two groups are partnering to feature participants in the DFC through special features over at LitRecognition.


Yesh, that's exactly what we want you to do - spread the word. Tell your watchers in a journal on your page, tell your group members in a promotional group journal/blog, tell your friends and get them to come to DA to participate in this AWESOMENESS!!


Still don't know what to write? Got any questions? Please, note the group ProjectDFC with any questions you have. We will be happy to answer them and give you any details I may have missed in this journal.

Happy Holidays, Thankgiving-time and such stuff. I know you will all be preparing yourself for this excellence that is DFC 2015 coming this December to a DA near you!

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seanymilk Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi guys! 
Is this group no longer accepting members?
I would like to join but my submission has been in the "approval" stage for a while now.
FireFlyExposed Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
We're still active, it's just that time of the year when work loads snowball and internet time is limited for a lot of us :)
seanymilk Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhh ok! :woohoo:
Neo128 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017   General Artist
Do I have to be a citizen of South Africa to join?
FireFlyExposed Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You need to be a South African.
stunt202 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Professional Artist
RonaldoRoia Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for accepting my joining request, it's appreciated. 
scorpion016 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this group dead?...
Kitty-Cat-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
We are still accepting artworks and whatnot, just haven't heard from the admin side for a while, hence no new news blogs etc.
scorpion016 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
👍🏼 thanks for answering!
Kitty-Cat-Angel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No problem.
x-shadow-raven-x Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Professional Artist
Why are all my submissions being rejected? I live in South Africa..
Kitty-Cat-Angel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there! Please read the submission guidelines to clarify: hello-southafrica.deviantart.c…

We are not an 'auto-accept' group, we all vote on the submissions and only the best of SA gets accepted.
Ch4rm3d Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe you keep submitting your art to the incorrect folders, like for instance photos to digital art, while there is a folder for photography. 
x-shadow-raven-x Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Professional Artist
Found it, thanks!
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