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Ye Pirate Tales (Talk Like a Pirate Day!)

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 27, 2014, 9:47 AM
“His stories were what frightened people worst of all. Dreadful stories they were--about hanging, and walking the plank, and storms at sea, and the Dry Tortugas, and wild deeds and places on the Spanish Main. By his own account he must have lived his life among some of the wickedest men that God ever allowed upon the sea, and the language in which he told these stories shocked our plain country people almost as much as the crimes that he described."

:new: 1 week left, don't forget to send me a note with your entry!

Entries are starting to come in now and will be stored in the contest folder for all to see! Can't wait to see the entries roll in!


Behold me literary feather-bearers, how fair ye in on a week where we celebrate talking like yon pirate? It's time we took the celebrations to a new level and test ye wits in a tourney!

To pit ye writers against each other, we arr asking for your best pirate legend. Give us a tale of mystery, of cunning and wit- be it stupendous or just plain stupid. We're looking for humour and exaggeration, we want intrigue and excitement- do ye think you can do it? Then lets hear ye!

September 19th

September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, where people all over the world are encouraged just to do that- speak with the Cornish tones of a pirate. You've all seen enough pirate paraphernalia to know how that goes right?

Make sure you encourage this all over dA, you know you want to :D

The Contest

We're looking for people to create their own pirate legend. Think about the classic tales of captain Blackbeard, Captain Hook, Long John Silver or even the legends of famous ships, places or objects built into the fascinating culture literature has created about pirates- now it's your turn to tell us a tale!


  • Prose only please.

  • Pieces (of literature not of eight) must be no longer than 1600 words.

  • It must be a legend about one thing- be it a person, place, object etc whatever you desire!

  • It can be as outrageous as you like, it can be dark, light-hearted or even ridiculous as long as it's clear when we read it.

  • You can break traditions if you like. The legend can be in any genre but pirates need to feature in some shape or form. You don't need to restrict your pirates to the sea. (That said if you want to stay traditional you're welcome to!)

  • Pieces must be submitted on deviantART as prose (not journals or external sites).
  • Although we've used a bit of the bad cornish pirate in this journal, just be careful if you choose to use this in your piece. Make sure if you insist on doing so you use it correctly and sparingly.

How to submit

You have between now at October 17th to submit your completed piece.

To enter please note Beccalicious with a direct link/thumb to your uploaded deviation.

All entries will be placed in a folder in my favourites


Of course where would there be pirates without booty? So here are the prizes:

 Praevius pirate fantasy chestFirst Prize

:bulletblack: 500 points from Beccalicious 
:bulletblack: 500 points from GuinevereToGwen 
:bulletblack: 12 month sub from SRSmith 

 Praevius pirate fantasy chestSecond Prize

:bulletblack: 200 points from Beccalicious 
:bulletblack: 400 points from xlntwtch 
:bulletblack: 6 month sub from OfOneSoul 

 Praevius pirate fantasy chestHonourable Mentions (X2- subject to change depending on level of entries and prize pool)

:bulletblack: 2 X 50 points from Beccalicious 
:bulletblack: 50 points from @ezradeacon
:bulletblack: 2 X Critiques from CactussKate 
:bulletblack: 3 month sub from CactussKate 

Praevius pirate fantasy chestSpot "taking part" Prizes

:bulletblack: 100 points to be split up randomly by Beccalicious 
:bulletblack: 5 X Critiques from OfOneSoul 
:bulletblack: 3 X Critiques from amour-raven 

Features for all from Beccalicious , OfOneSoul, amour-raven 

If you are feeling particularly generous and want to donate to the prize pool, please let Beccalicious know!


I have three very awesome judges supporting me, who will be looking through your stories with much interest! They're all wonderful, experienced people and I genuinely appreciate the fact they're happy to judge this. They are:

High cakelady of the Red Sea neurotype 
Mad Twelfth mate Memnalar 
Notorious scififlash SRSmith 
And me, booty-lucky-Beccalicious (the treasure not my bum!)

The judges criteria will be looking at:

- How intriguing the tale is.
- the completeness of the story.
- the technical quality of your writing (yes including spelling and grammar).
- How the story fits the initial brief of the contest.

Are you in? Give us an ARR!!

Fancy a Critique Chat Today?

Sun Apr 13, 2014, 8:49 AM



Anyone who is in the mood for a live critique (both giving and receiving, but especially giving!) and just fancies a bit of a real literature chat! 


We usually work at a "one deviation at a time" system, where someone linked their piece and the critique is given by others live. Please note, no log is recorded so we suggest if you are receiving critique you get ready to copy and past notes! Please note, critique of this nature is fast, often straight and not full of fluff.


#CRLiterature Chat room


Later today (Sunday) 9pm BST (GMT)/ 1pm PST (approximately 4 hours away!) (What time?)


Just join the Chat room and we shall welcome you in! Bring a friend :)


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wildoats Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Long live Suture!
Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Hey, what's this group about? I can't seem to find an FAQ. It looks cool, though.
apocathary Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It used to be a kind of all-things-lit, with a focus on tutorials and helping people to improve their craft. Got resurrected a while ago, but the resurrection didn't last very long. Been dead for a while now, unfortunately. :'(
Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I see. That's too bad.
apocathary Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aye, everyone clamoured to commit themselves to the idea of it, but when it came to producing words: nadda.
suture Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
This group is in hibernation for the time being.
Lucy-Merriman Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh, okay :)
Sperpy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist
tmpst24myst Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student Writer
futilitarian Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011   Writer
sup? owt?
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