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Please read the rules before submitting to the group!

This is a group created to showcase the adventurous and romantic aspects of the Damsel in Distress genre. There are numerous groups already in existence for the rougher side of things; we felt there should be one focusing more on fun! We would like to meet other people who feel as we do, who feel a story or artwork of a damsel bound and gagged and perhaps placed in a perilous situation can actually be a fun experience for all involved, without anyone actually getting hurt. If you feel that way, we invite you to join our group and contribute your works.

If your submission is declined, you will be told why. Please don’t let it stop you from submitting other works. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.


Submission Rules (Please read before submitting)

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We will only accept new numbers who actually have deviations in their galleries that meet the group rules. Of course, EVERYONE is welcome to watch the group and we hope you will enjoy seeing the art/literature on offer.

Three submissions per day.
Please submit to the correct folder and be aware that any submissions that are declined will count towards that limit. This will be subject to review as the group grows.

Types of art accepted.
Artwork must follow the Damsel in Distress theme (though we will also consider Couples in Distress). We will accept stories/poems (which must be properly formatted and without excessive grammatical/spelling errors) and drawings, whether traditional or digital media. If submitting a story/comic in chapters, we will only accept the chapters in which DiD plays a central role. Artwork created in such programs as Poser will be accepted if they follow the theme. Please give credit if using stock/references. No photography/film, screenshots from Second Life or similar.

Submissions must be from your own gallery and be your own work.
We do not accept submissions that were created for you by someone else. Please only submit work that was created by yourself and is displayed in your own gallery.

No overtly sexual situations.
A certain amount of suggestive dialogue or risqué clothing is acceptable, but there cannot be any nudity, semi nudity (including underwear, bikinis or similar and see through/revealing clothing such as negligees/baby doll nighties). Neither do we accept sexual acts, including sexual ties like crotch ropes, neck restraints, etc. This also extends to damsels being touched up or other sexual humiliation; we're just not that type of group. We are aware that some people will use a mature tag purely because it is a DiD based story, which we will accept but would prefer that submissions are tagged for 'ideological sensitive material'. Inappropriate tags may result in your work being declined.

No underage damsels.
While we accept fan art; all damsels whether real or imaginary must be at least 18 years old. We cannot accept fan art with damsels that have been aged up or aged down to look like young girls when they actually in their 30s+ (in accordance to deviantART rules).

No excessive violence/swearing.
Please keep the violence to a minimum. The damsel may face a perilous situation but may not actually come to any harm. Also, while cliff-hanger endings are acceptable, we would prefer that readers are not left with the impression that escape or rescue is basically impossible.

No flaming/trolling etc.
Please keep your comments constructive and civil.

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:xmas: With the holiday season fast approaching, we’re inviting all group members to create a deviation for the group with a Seasons Greetings DiD theme.  Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Hanukah, and Kwanza are just four examples of possible holidays for the challenge; we’ll accept a piece centered around any holiday, even an imaginary one, that falls in the holiday season, which runs roughly from late November to 1 January.  We’ll also accept deviations dealing with the holiday season in general, without necessarily mentioning any specific holiday.

:rudolph: If you create a new deviation (or more than one!) for the challenge, please submit it (them!) to the Themed Folder.  This is not a contest, so we will not give out any prizes or announce a winner.  This is simply a way for members to celebrate the holiday season – or to show their dislike for it, even!  We’re not announcing a hard deadline for the challenge.  Sometime after Christmas but before New Year’s Eve we’ll run a journal featuring all entries received so far.  We’ll leave the Themed Folder open, however.  Any submissions received afterwards will be added to the journal as an edit.

:lightbulb: So, pour yourself a glass of eggnog and get those creative ideas flowing!
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David-presents Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The Damsels Dozen is a perpetual challenge run by the group.  Looking for a bit of inspiration?  We invite you to peruse this list:

1.   A clever escape
2.   A daring rescue
3.   Things aren't quite what they seem
4.   Lost and found
5.   Turning the tables
6.   A sticky situation
7.   Fun and games
8.   Revenge
9.   On vacation
10. Caught in the act
11. Obsession
12. Non-human damsel

More information can be found in the group journal.  Any questions can be directed in a comment or note to the group.
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boundbymywords Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hello!  I wanted to submit a Lara Croft fan-fiction to the group, but I wasn't sure if it broke the rules of submission or not.  My story is here: boundbymywords.deviantart.com/…

The only part that makes me think it might be rejected is at the end of the first scene.  Could you please let me know if it would be accepted if I submitted here?  Thanks! :)
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Created-By-Caz Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

I'm afraid we wouldn't be able to accept this story.  To start with, if a story needs a tag warning of nudity, violence, gore and strong language, we would automatically decline it.  Having looked at the beginning of the story, your mention of a battered and bruised damsel was enough to convince me that, even without the mature tag, this would not be suitable for the group. 

 

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boundbymywords Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Technically the first scene is a nightmare Lara is having, but I can understand if that would still be inappropriate.  Also, I forgot to take the warning tag off.  Most of my work is mature, but this one is meant to be a little more light-hearted.  There is no gore, strong language, or nudity.  The only thing that might be considered violent is the part where the antagonist is about to stab Lara, but that's when she awakes from the dream.  But if that is still inappropriate I can understand.  Thank you for taking the time to reply! :)
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Created-By-Caz Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Even though it was a dream, the level of the violence would have been inappropriate.  Also, reading down further, there is a scene with Lara in a bikini - this would also break our rules on nudity/partial nudity as unfortunately, since we don't allow underwear, we also had to include bikinis to stop members from trying to bypass the rules.  A shame, but we set up the group to show that DiD could be enjoyed for it's fun, adventurous, romantic side without the need for pain, humiliation, nudity, panty shots, etc and so have to try to enforce the rules fairly to all.
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Wright805 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
An interesting group you have here. One thing I'd like to point out though is you need to do something about the submission rules. The words extend outside the borders and there's no scroll bar so it's hard to make out what the sentences say.
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