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I should not have to scroll through six pages of the Literature category to find a single piece of original prose.
I am not disputing the legitimacy of Fan Fiction as an art form, or even as a form of literature. People write fan fiction for a living; they call it pastiche. It's notably prevalent in the Sherlock Holmes fandom. One of my favourite book series is basically glorified fan fiction.
But for the sake of my sanity, please, PLEASE use the appropriate DA category, fanfic writers. It was made just for you.

EDIT: And it's actually much easier now that the folders have been rearranged: You can get straight to Fan Fiction from Literature!
Don't mind me; I'm just airing a pet peeve.
But really, there is a fan fiction category on DA. It should be used. I should not have to trawl through heaps of Hetalia and Vocaloid and MLP to find original work in the folders intended for original work. It makes it very hard to find original work to request for my groups, which promote original work.

Use the damn folder.
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lonelyxsonata Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you, you helped me a lot! *facepalm
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Writer
o3o Ooh, good!
Actually, I need to update this. The arrangement has changed since I posted it, and I think you can actually get to the Fan Fiction folder under the Literature heading, now. Going to have to check up on it, though, because I don't post much fanfic. 
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Tinman20 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Thank you ! 
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you!
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The-Story-Spinner Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I'm new here, so this helped.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh, good. ^^
I was feeling sort of snarky when I wrote it, so just ignore the angry bits. >>;
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aerhopeful Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
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meijakomochi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ilikecrayons45 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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XlightsxandxshadowsX Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
FINALLY!!
someone who agrees that there is way too much fanfiction in the litterature section. I am getting sick and tired of searching through pages and pages of bad hetalia fanfiction just to find original stories. It's gotten to the point that I don't even want to look anymore.

It's so nice to learn that I'm not the only one that feels this way.

Thank You! :clap:
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IWasOnceLikeYou Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
you should submit this to Hetalia & other fanfic groups, this is revolutionary stuff.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Writer
-__- I would love to. I wonder if they'd take it.
I mean, I was a bit pissed when I wrote it, and I don't want it to come across as insulting, even though the point still stands.
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fadingreverie Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Writer
Glad to know I'm not the only one with this pet peeve... Nothing against fanfiction, but honestly, if I wanted to read it I'd go to fanfiction.net,not here..
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Writer
It's not even that I don't think it belongs on DA. There is a subcategory for it, after all. I just think it needs to end up there. xP
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ATrue Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Thank you for submitting this to the #NonfictionNook! You did submit it to the correct gallery, however I must adhere to the standards of quality defined in the submission rules. This reads more as a rant than a guide, unfortunately. If you ever expand/rewrite this into a more instructional guide, I would certainly be happy to reconsider. Thanks again!
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Yeah, I sort of figured.
(Still not a fictional rant, though. ;) )
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fainting-goat Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is a huge pet peeve of mine as well, though I must confess part of it is selfish "stop pushing my stories further away from the first page!!!!"
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Writer
That never entered into my mind. :ninja:
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Panthershade Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Writer
For the longest time...I didn't even know where to put my prose. (due to the fact I didn't know what it was called)

This would have been nice to see before someone yelled at me for submitting wrong lol
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Yeah, there's so much overlap in categories that sometimes it's hard to pick one. And the menu navigation isn't the best. 9_9
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Panthershade Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Writer
Yeah, It is crazy...
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Chimera64 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Writer
As a writer of the stuff, I think it's ridiculous that people aren't putting it in the proper category. If one can write...presumably one can read yes? ;)
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Writer
One would assume, but you know what they say about assuming. xD
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Chimera64 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Writer
So true.
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Siartha Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm, I've never really run into this problem. Though it would be cool if Deviantart had a function were you could browse multiple subcategories, or all the subcategories excepting a few.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Writer
That would be cool. There should be a complete list.
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Siartha Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
There should.
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Fide-Sed-Cui-Vide Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Writer
I feel this way too, if i wanted to read fan fiction (and i do on occasion) i would look in the proper folder. I hate having to scroll through lots of my little pony, hetalia ect for original works. It just makes it all for writers of original prose.

I wish something would be done about it.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Writer
Yeah, that's sort of the opposite of my complaint, but I imagine that there's a lot of fan fiction that misses out on audience because it's in the wrong folder. xP
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DizzyOdd Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
YES. YES. BROADCAST THIS TO THE MASSES.

Also, have you ever tried to look up concrete poetry? It's like the people don't even know what they're listing their work as.
Concrete poetry is poetry that literally makes a shape on the page; as in, a poem about love that is actually in the shape of a heart. Or Adrienne Rich's poem, "The Roofwalker", the way it is actually shaped like a roof. Or a poem about chaos written on the page to look like a wave.
What do you get if you look up concrete poetry on dA?
"If to be in love is a crime
I break the law all the time
I really don't know what I would do
In a world without you"

Look, honestly, aside from the fact that it's BAD fixed verse, it IS IN FACT FIXED VERSE.

CONCRETE POETRY IS NOT POETRY WITH VERSES AHGALKNTEIBHGSIGUBJGDAFKLA.
/rant.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Writer
AYE, AYE.

Yes, I've noticed that as well. -__-
As well as the scads of free verse in the traditional and fixed form subcategory. And formless poems about the East in the Haiku and Eastern... I have no freaking idea.
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DizzyOdd Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh dear. I hadn't even looked up eastern poetry... And now I don't want to. Despite liking it.
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Lizardhound Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'll remember, if I ever upload some fanfiction here!
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Writer
;D
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Lizardhound Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*off to stalk my own FF profile*
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sumgie1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
I especially like it how it goes with your avatar. :D
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Writer
xD You mean my "Grrr, angry old man!" avatar?
Why, yes. I suppose that it rather does.
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sumgie1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
XD
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RetroRedTD Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student General Artist
so that's how! thanks!
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Writer
Yep! ^^
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ZippyDSMlee Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I don't know where half my stuff goes LOL It would be nice if each section had a discripsion and a picture,ect to go with it explaining WTF they iz.
Just saying....t'wud help all the lay folk out some desu.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Writer
Actually, there is a description. When you get to the very lowest level of the category menu, a little button with "Gallery Info" pops up in the lower left-hand corner of the dialogue box. I've had to use it more than once. xD
I don't think any of them have pictures to go with it, though.
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ZippyDSMlee Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Zippy kitty needs a picture guide =><=. lulz
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14InAHeart Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I'm made that mistake before. My computer has problems with dA sometimes, so sometimes it won't allow me to put them anywhere but under Literature for some reason.
I'll go through mine and see if there are any that are still there sometime soon.
I'm sorry.
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Writer
O_o Well, that's strange. I've had problems a few times with DA not accepting images I want to upload, but never with it not accepting text. That's rather odd.
(And I'm not fussing, just being generally pissy. xD No need to be sorry.)
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14InAHeart Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I have all sorts of problems with dA. Or rather, I have a few, and I get upset over them and make a big deal about it...
But, I'm not sure what happened there; I tried to put in Fanfiction, and it told me I couldn't.
And okay. I tend to apologize for a lot of things anyway. XD
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Writer
I think we can just go ahead and attribute that to the fact that DA is weird. ;)
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14InAHeart Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Yep. XD Hopefully, it'll let me change them.
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've begun reporting them for Misplaced Deviations :B
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Writer
I rarely report deviations, but I've started thinking about it.
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