- *Introduce yourself and ask if you can link a poem or prose piece to be critiqued. Wait for confirmation If there is another critique already happening, wait til after the critique is complete. You can read, so gauge when this is happening. i.e. After the person thanks the Critters for their time. Introduce yourself then, and ask for help. *When there is a crit all other non-essential conversation ceases. Straight away. *Be civil in chat, joking around aside, leave your personal gripes for elsewhere. *No changing the topic. *If you have a problem with someone bring it to the circle and to Eroala. *Respect for yourself, your peers and the people around you. *Appreciate diversity *If you ask for crit, be courteous.
Critters are committed poets and writers who have shown that they are community and lit orientated, possessing a commitment to the betterment of the Lit community here on DA and the individual writer. They are instated for different reasons but all pertaining to their prowess in areas and unique abilities. They are all individuals, completely unique from each other but share common objectives.
To become a Critter, the following criteria has to be met to the tee:
- *The ability to deliver a decent critique *Demonstrate a commitment to the LitFFS community and network and Literature in general. *The ability to work in a team. *The competency to be diplomatic with decisions and issues that face them. *Sufficient knowledge in an area of poetry or writing that would be beneficial to the community. *The ability to give a detailed and objective critique and understand submissions on a subjective and objective level.
The Editor in Chief considers the decision of the Critters and speaks with them about the results, making sure that each party is sure of their vote and the reasons given.
If admitted, the inductee has a 1 month probation period in which that individual must prove the decision a sound one.
The Editor in Chief - The Big Kahuna (although quite small).
This mysterious entity is the head of the operation. No one knows quite what she does, but it is a good guess that she does a hell of a lot.
You cannot be promoted to this position as it is only filled by one individual. And she will not relinquish the position unless she dies. And then, by law, it passes to Salshep.
Ultimately she creates the environment you find yourselves in, controls and regulates it. Deals with issues, complaints, Poets of the Week and etc.
She is the Grand Master.
Any queries, thoughts, complaints should be forwarded to Eroala.