Before we talk about how to identify and suggest a Daily Deviation, let's take a look at the people who select the Daily Deviations every day!Who runs the Daily Deviations?
Daily Deviations (DDs) are selected by Community Volunteers (CVs) and Staff members. CVs are people who help manage, educate and support the community of artists who visit this site. That can mean anything from reporting news, to holding contests and features, to reporting common concerns to staff members.
As part of their duties, these dedicated members of the community choose deviations to be featured - and they can only feature one each per day. In the literature community, this task is managed by our very own literature CVs:neurotype
, and GrimFace242
Featuring DDs and helping run the community requires a lot of hard work and time, the latter of which is hard to come by when you have your own personal life to take care of as well. When you add it all up, it's a huge responsibility. This is why the CVs rely heavily on suggestions by other deviants to help the process run quicker and smoother. The other benefit is that the more different people look around for new literature, the more new writers are discovered!
The literature CVs are always looking for good quality literature that showcases originality, character and technicality, but they each have specific types of literature that they prefer to receive. Simply put, they are writers just like the rest of us, and may only be knowledgeable in certain areas of literature.How are Daily Deviations made?
The process for choosing and creating DDs is quite simple. A suggester can send a note to a CV with a deviation that they would like to see featured, and the CV will decide on whether or not they want to feature it. If the CV isn't 100% sure, they will consult the other lit CVs or browse the author's gallery for a deviation that they prefer over the one suggested.The CVs
As you may already know, Community Volunteers are deviants with the ^ sign in front of their username. What a lot of people don't know is that CVs don't stay CVs forever - they usually only hold the position for about a year, and then it is given to someone else. Keep an eye on the CV's home CRLiterature
to stay in the loop.
If at any time you aren't sure who the CVs are, you can find a complete list of all the CVs at FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
. The CVs can also be contacted at CRLiterature
, where you can also find events and projects going on in the literature community as well as interesting articles and features.
Without further ado, here are our lovely, hard-working CVs who put so much time into helping our community run smoother. Please read their suggestion guidelines if you think you're interested in suggesting DDs - they will tell you not only what they want to see in a suggestion but also what they don't want to see! The CVs will always read everything you send them!
But that doesn't mean that they don't have their preferences; they each have their own niche in the realm of literature, and have more experience with certain types of literature. Each CV is listed below with their favorite type of literature, but keep in mind that you can send any of them any piece of literature that you think is worthy of a DD!
would love to see more humor, horror or nonfiction prose suggestions
would love to see historical fiction, anything emotionally driven, horror, or fantasy
Who can suggest a DD?Anyone GrimFace242
would love to see examples of improvement, and stories that pull you in. Prose over poetry please
can suggest a Daily Deviation! In fact, it is encouraged
that everyone makes the effort to suggest literature every once in a while. The CVs are very busy and sending in your suggestions not only lightens their load but also helps expose your favorite writers.
Now that you know who to send your suggestions to, the big question is: How do I know if this is DD material? We'll cover this in next week's article, Identifying a potential DD.