Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login

DD Suggestion Guidelines

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 6:54 AM

Hello there

I realise it has taken me a month to get around to writing this. I have also blatantly plagiarised my previous guidelines from my first term as CV.

I am going to be honest. I am a busy lady and to maintain consistent DDs, I am relying on your suggestions. My target is 3 per week, but the caveat is that I need your help! If you're reading and faving lit, come tell me what you have found!

FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #873: What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?

What I am looking for in DDs

:bulletblue: I am comfortable featuring all forms of literature- be it fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, scripts even fanfiction.

:bulletblue: I like writing with personality- nothing bland or cliché (If it mentions "broken wings" then please don't even bother lol). 

:bulletblue: Please be noting of technicality as it is very important. Don't send in something riddled with spelling mistakes and poor grammar. Be realistic about the quality, don't just submit it on a whim.

:bulletblue: Remember to look at the substance, not just the style or idea. Anyone can cast text in a stylistic form, but what does that format add to the piece, if anything? 

:bulletblue: With fanfiction, I am happy to feature it, but will be taking it on its merit as a piece of prose not so much the fandom links it has- simply because I am most likely not going to know that fandom. Try to think about why you think it is DD worthy on that basis more than if they've perceived your favourite character exactly how you would.

:bulletblue: If the piece of writing features an image header, please check the image has been credited otherwise it can't be featured.

:bulletblue: There are now people on dA that have 6+ DDs (I know, we all want to be there!). I am not saying don't suggest people who have had serial DDs, but if you are then you need to tell me why because I'd rather DD people who haven't had one before, or at least haven't had 6+! 

I expect I will add more on this, but that's it for now! If you have any questions, concerns or want to just wiggle about then feel free to comment below!

Thank you


Skin by Dan Leveille
Add a Comment:
doolhoofd Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
Already suggested mine.
I'll try again next year.
KaizenKitty Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2018   Writer
Thank you! :hug: Sounds very reasonable :thumbsup:
JessaMar Featured By Owner Edited Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I've been reading a new and in-progress multipart story which I'm loving; how do you feel about DDing something like that?  I don't recall seeing many DDs that were chapters of a longer work.
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Professional General Artist
Braxton-T-Rutledge Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
So, I need to write a poem with as many cliches as possible. Got it.
WhiskeyDreamer Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017   Writer
Funny.  I thought the exact same thing.  :giggle:
Braxton-T-Rutledge Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017
squanpie Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So that's my next writing challenge then - 'broken wings'!
doughboycafe Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Professional Writer
I would like to suggest neurotype 's face for a DD does this fit your guidelines?
BeccaJS Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I think it got DD'd in the last 6 months? :p
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, Becca: Read and understood :)
Add a Comment:

:iconbeccajs: More from BeccaJS

Featured in Collections

Literature News and Journals by HugQueen

Journals by hypermagical

Journal entries by Malintra-Shadowmoon

More from DeviantArt


Submitted on
March 5, 2017
Submitted with Writer


2,702 (1 today)
14 (who?)