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To submit a piece for consideration, please choose an Admin from the appropriate category--Poetry, Prose, or Foreign Language--and note them with your suggestion. Easy as that!

Please submit your suggestion to only one category admin at a time to help us avoid confusion.

A deviant may only be featured once every 30 days. A deviation may only be featured once, ever. Do not suggest pieces that are already recipients of a DLR, DD, or DLD please.

The current submission format guidelines are:

"title" by AccountName

And an optional, brief description of why the piece should be featured could be included here.

We would appreciate it very much if this format was followed, especially the descriptor – if you can convince us of the piece in a few, short lines, we’re much more likely to give it the consideration it deserves! To see if a deviant has been featured recently, check the two monthly pages linked:

September 2014
October 2014

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If you would like to suggest a piece to be featured, please send it to one of the lovely deviants listed here:

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About Us

Daily Literature Recognition is here to recognize the literary community here on deviantART. We yearn for good literature and we thrive on your words.

By showcasing one featured Daily Deviation per day the Literature Community Volunteers provide the community with a showcase of excellence in Literature. In contrast, we will be showcasing excellence with a series of literature pieces each day here to serve the community. We are a diverse group featuring several pieces of quality literature every day.

In such a large community many artists feel that their work goes unnoticed. We are here to help change that!

Chat Room

Come chat with us at any time here: LitDeviations

What is your favorite genre of literature? 

81 deviants said Fiction
33 deviants said Emotional
20 deviants said Other
15 deviants said Philisophical
14 deviants said Romance
11 deviants said Horror
5 deviants said Non-Fiction
5 deviants said Humor
2 deviants said Children's

Are you participating in our first contest? 

19 deviants said No.
18 deviants said What contest?…
8 deviants said Yes!

Daily Lit Recognition for October 21st, 2014

We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Recognition!
You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article. 
Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!


Suggested by: toxic--sunrise
Featured by: TwilightPoetess
Mind with MatterI spent my transitional years,
(fourteen though seventeen, child to teen, teen to adult,
body recreating and reforming and becoming,)
never wanting any of that.
I need to remember that growing pains are a reminder of the way that we feel
when it is both way too late and way too early, morning and night, the horizon line barely lighter
and we lie alone.
This ache deep beneath the edges of my bones that plagues me as I become
(taller, wider, slimmer, stronger,)
it reminds me that there is still more to do and many things to be,
maybe fourteen was filled with pain but I remember that seventeen was a different kind of deep ache,
and that most of the time that is okay.
Trees crack and splinter over time, sometimes shatter in the cold,
but the forest has always breathed a thank you to those that have fallen to create new soil and new life—
pain is the uncomfortable pathway to growth, this phrase echoes in my head
as I lift ten more pounds than last month,
as I bike ten more miles than

The emotional journey this poem takes you on
will leave you reconsidering the term "mind over matter."

Featured by: SilverInkblot 

As the artist states, "making mistakes is growing."


Featured by: Carmalain7
Body SociopoliticBody Sociopolitic (6'3" In Stilettos and 122 lbs. Last Year)
7, 8, I can't remember
A group of boys knock me down on the playground and steal my glasses. They give them back by the end of recess.
Skinny legs from dance and soccer.
#1 tells me I'm beautiful. He is three years older and teaches me orthography and the language of my body.
A girl in PE class asks if I shave my legs. Later that year, I start.
The school librarian says I could be a hand model. Wristbone like a burial hill, tendons that flex when I draw, long fingers tipped with long nails my friends envy.
None of the boys at school look at me.
My friend says someone asked if she shaves her arms. Our arms match our thick brown hair and we wonder who the hell would bother.
A girl in CAPP class with too many accessories says I could be a model. Skinny arms, skinny legs. Ribs and hip bones and collarbones poke through my skin.
A boy in PE class from the hockey team

While not usually my cup of tea, this is a hard-hitting, brave piece of raw nonfiction prose that does a great job conveying the schismatic difficulties in striving for self-acceptance both in relation to societal culture, as well as through counter-cultural avenues. The affects of outside forces on perception is shown in such an organic and linear way, you find yourself understanding to the writer's plight as if they were a lifelong friend.

Suggested by: hopeburnsblue
Featured by: TwilightPoetess
DeciduousI was born into a pale spring light,
tender and gentle, the flowers caught me when I fell.
As the sun rose and fell, I tried to follow along,
wanting more than anything to go where the sun slept.
I budded and bloomed with ideas and dreams,
and the world fed my body as the sun fed my spirit.
Summer came, and the sun rose higher, longer,
and my dreams and leaves grew, dark and unburning,
they took any heat and turned it into flowers,
I grew tall and strong, the very height of life.
Than, gradually at first, than at an alarming rate,
the sun began to fade away. And with the sun,
the warmth was running, my leaves withered,
my dreams died.
My dreams fell away, I no longer had strength to hold onto them,
from the cruel winds with their toothless bite.
I grew hollow and wilted, as I watched all I loved,
fade from my sight. From my world.
Little by little I began to see, that the world would leave me behind.
I was dying, and I supposed I was alright with that.
I did not want to live in a world

Suggester says: Via the extended metaphor of seasons,
this hope-filled free verse poem cycles the stages
of grief, healing, and rebirth.

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maxnort Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014   Writer
so, dA appears to have cleared whatever was constipating it. I'm getting DLR's now. I have some catching up to do.
ithaswhatitisnt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday to the group!! :squee:
DailyLitRecognition Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Thank you!
RobTheLobb Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm a bit new to Deviantart, so forgive me if the answer is obvious. IS there anyway to see the Pick of the Day for previous days? If so, how?
DailyLitRecognition Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
All Pick's of the Day go to this folder:… You can find it in the gallery of LitRecognition :)
RobTheLobb Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Happy birthday!
DailyLitRecognition Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Thank you! :la:
Wolf13551 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Happy Birthday!
DailyLitRecognition Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Thanks! :happybounce:
Wolf13551 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Your Welcome!
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