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Featured texts (candidates)
This page hosts nominations for featured text status in accordance with the Featured text guidelines. A featured text should exemplify Wikisource's very highest standards of accuracy. If you nominate a text, you will be expected to make a good-faith effort to address objections that are raised.

Any established user may nominate a text or vote (as long as it matches the criteria). Every month the nomination with the highest support ratio, weighted in favour of nominations with more numerous votes (equation forthcoming), will be chosen as featured text. All nominations with under 70% support after a week will be archived. The most promising nominations (up to 10) will be carried over to the next week, during which time established users may continue to place votes.

Featured texts edit
Date Text
January The First Men in the Moon
February The Bird of Time
June Orphée aux Enfers


Nominating a text[edit]

  1. Ensure that the text meets all the featured text criteria and style guidelines. Nominations that are flagged as not meeting the criteria will be unlisted after 24 hours, unless the criteria are met in that time.
  2. Please ensure that "download option" from the sidebar produces a full work
  3. Note the nomination on the talk page by adding the template {{featured text candidate}}.
  4. Begin a discussion at the bottom of this page. Note your reason for nominating the text.
See also


  • If you believe an article meets all of the criteria, write Support followed by your reasons.
  • If you oppose a nomination, write Object followed by the reason for your objection. Each objection must provide a specific rationale that can be addressed. If nothing can be done in principle to "fix" the source of the objection, the objection may be ignored. This includes objections to an text's suitability for the Wikisource main page, unless such suitability can be fixed.
  • To withdraw an objection, strike it out (with <s>text</s>) rather than removing it.

Closing a nomination (administrators only)[edit]

  • Failed nominations
    1. Add a comment explaining why the nomination failed.
    2. Archive it.
    3. Place {{featured text not passed|year|title}} at the top of the work's main talk page (adding the year and heading of the archived discussion).
  • Passed nominations
    1. Add a comment noting the selection.
    2. Archive it.
    3. Add the work to {{Featured text}} (inside the respective month) and {{featured schedule}}.
    4. Place {{featured}} on top of the work's main page {{header}} template.
    5. Place {{featured talk|February 2019}} at the top of the work's main talk page (changing the numbers to the appropriate date if not next month).
    6. Protect all the work's main namespace pages.
    7. Indicate the work's featured status on its associated data item at Wikidata.


For older nominations, see the archives.

The Myths of Mexico and Peru[edit]

Nominating this because it treats of a region that has never been featured by us before, and differs markedly from everything else nominated recently. --EncycloPetey (talk) 14:55, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

The Lodger[edit]

A famous horror / thriller by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes, with five movie adaptations (including one by Hitchcock) and many more loose adaptations in television, comics, and other media. --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:15, 20 July 2018 (UTC)

Orphée aux Enfers[edit]

The following discussion is closed and will soon be archived: selected for June 2019. --EncycloPetey (talk) 16:41, 21 January 2019 (UTC)
Nominating this for June 2019, which marks the 200th birthday of German-born composer Jacques Offenbach. This is his most enduring comic opera, which included the galop infernal (known colloquially as the "can-can"). --EncycloPetey (talk) 02:59, 31 October 2018 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg SupportBeleg Tâl (talk) 13:27, 31 October 2018 (UTC)

The Innocence of Father Brown[edit]

The first collection of mysteries featuring Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton. The character continues to be adapted for film, radio, and television. We haven't featured mystery fiction before, except A Study in Scarlet back in 2010. --EncycloPetey (talk)

Symbol support vote.svg SupportBeleg Tâl (talk) 12:27, 1 November 2018 (UTC)

The Vampyre[edit]

Another candidate to feature in a future October: "The Vampyre" (1819), by John William Polidori. One of the first appearances in English of a vampire, predating Bram Stoker's Dracula by almost 80 years. This coming year marks the 200th anniversary of its first publication. --EncycloPetey (talk) 21:30, 19 November 2018 (UTC)