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The Favorites Project Features #120, #121, #122

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 7, 2012, 9:00 PM
Quick Notes

Anyone can (and should) suggest any piece of quality lit! Scroll below for our guidelines and details.

Also, we are still looking for more Appraisers. :)


Feature #120



Feature #121



Feature #122

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Capricorn Moon by dreamlightning


...Distant moon, unrelenting moon—
I am the pawn destiny has made me....
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Suggested by: LadyofGaerdon
Featured by: LadyofGaerdon Raneva MeganLawler94 cypher-neo A-Rose-In-Misery 


About TFP

The Favorites Project is dedicated to featuring a quality of literature to which other writers can aspire. TFP features worthy literature by way of a special panel of judges called Appraisers, who read and vote on all the suggestions sent in by members of the deviantART community. Our system is as democratic as possible for fairness sake: the Appraisers are instructed not to vote "yes" for a suggestion if they're not completely sure that it is a worthwhile piece of literature, and only a suggestion with at least five votes can be featured.


Quality Literature

In terms of what we consider "quality literature," we've outlined some points below with brief descriptions of what we mean, a list which is by no means inclusive. Each Appraiser uses their own discretion, but here are some of the qualities they are looking for:

1) Technique: Use of elements such as imagery, rhyme, and meter in poetry or dialogue and characterization in prose, for example, should represent the skill level at or above that of the writer. Proper use of spelling, grammar, and punctuation is expected.
2) Relevance: The message of the piece should not be obscure or overly personal; it must be able to appeal to a wider audience. In other words, a page out of last night's journal will be too narrow in focus and perspective.
3) Innovation: Literature should be clear of cliches and over-exposed opinions. The writer should always choose a fresh perspective and not be afraid to make the reader think or challenge conventions.
4) Organization: The content should be organized in a way that is deliberate to the purpose and scope of the piece. There should be no wasted space that adds only length and no significance.
5) Clarity: A writer should express themselves in a way that does not confuse the reader. For example, using large words may make a person sound intelligent, but it may also lose the audience.
6) Creativity: Literature is nothing if not creative. Wow us!


Suggestions

Anyone can suggest a piece of literature at any time. We are always open to suggestions!

If you have a piece of literature sitting in your favorites that you'd like to see featured, go to our Gallery of Favorites and click "Suggest a Fave. From there you can select one or more faves from your own collection to suggest. We feature literature of any genre, style, or subject, so suggest anything you think is worthy and we'll take it from there. All we ask is that you don't suggest a piece that has already received a Daily Deviation or a Daily Lit Deviation (occasionally, we will favorite something shortly before it is featured).


Archive

Want to know what poems were featured by TFP before it came home to #LITplease (and before we featured prose too)? Check out the archive!


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:iconfluffysminion:
Fluffysminion Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There's some lovely imagery here. Great feature!
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks! And thanks for checking it out. :D
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:iconfluffysminion:
Fluffysminion Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, I can't expect other people to read my writting if I don't read theirs, and this is a great way to find some quality lit to read :)
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Writer
:)
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hello there :wave:

Lovely features, they were all well deserved. :clap:

Might I ask, what is an appraiser? I mean to become more involved with lit. groups, and I was wondering what all would be involved with being an appraiser. :w00t:

Thanks for your help. :hug:

:heart: *OfOneSoul
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks! :hug:

Oh wonderful! A short description:


APPRAISERS:
This is one of the easiest and least time consuming jobs available--all you have to do is enjoy reading! As deviants suggest literature to our faves, your job is to read the suggestions and either vote "yes" or "no" to feature them. A majority vote from all the Appraisers means that piece gets featured. We also expect that you'll suggest features you find during your regular browsing of dA.
REQUIREMENTS:
That you have a good eye for great literature.
That you can check messages at least once every two weeks (unless absence is planned).


If that sounds like something you'd like to do, please send a note to :iconlitplease: stating your interest and why you're interested and what your qualifications are. :)
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:iconofonesoul:
OfOneSoul Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for the quick response. This sounds like a lot of fun! I critique and comment every day, so I'll be noting you guys soon :smooch:
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Writer
We'll be looking forward to it. :hug:
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AzizrianDaoXrak Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful features, m'dear. Super-classy skin ;)
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Thanks! Yeah, the skin seems to be quite a hit. :D
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