Greetings from BlackBowfin. I'm now a Community Volunteer for the Literature side of DeviantArt. Selecting written works to feature as Daily Deviations is a major component of that role. While I do my best to search for standout work, there's no doubt that many quiet treasure nooks get overlooked. I would greatly appreciate your assistance with scouting for and unearthing awesome deviations. Below you'll find the general info/guidelines and, below that, my personal preferences.
General DeviantArt Daily Deviation FAQs Answered Here
What is a Daily Deviation?
Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
How do I know who has received a Daily Deviation... and when?
What do I do when I disapprove of a Daily Deviation feature?
You can submit literature to any current lit CV, but please only suggest a work to one CV at a time. Here's the current lineup:
How can I suggest a deviation to you?
Simply send me a note with a thumbnail of the piece with 'DD suggestion' as the subject line. One or two sentences why you like the piece is helpful, but not necessary.
Deviants can’t receive a DD if they have had one in the last 6 months.
Deviants who have been inactive for longer than a month are ineligible.
Deviations that are part of a current contest are ineligible. You can suggest them after the contest has closed and the winners have been announced.
If a deviation uses a preview pic or embedded image, it must be properly credited in the artist’s comments in order to be eligible.
Self-suggestions are welcome. Promoting your work is a necessary skill for authors!
My personal preferences lean toward poetry, but I will also gladly feature prose too.
Sorry, but I am only able to feature works written in English.
As far as fanfic goes, odds are that I don't follow its origins. So, a work has to stand on its own without previous knowledge about its fandom.
Technical quality is important, but so is the "heart and soul" of a written work.... that which lives and breathes beneath its words.
I like writing that challenges my senses and preconceived notions. I'm thrilled when I read something and, although it's nothing like I would normally write or seek out, it imprints an unshakable something of itself on me.
Skin by Dan Leveille