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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 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Wiggin)
February The Clandestine Marriage
March The "Bab" Ballads
April Pro Patria (Coates)
May The Panchatantra (Purnabhadra's Recension of 1199 CE)
June Australian Legendary Tales
July Resistance to Civil Government
August Views in India, chiefly among the Himalaya Mountains
September The Subjection of Women
October A Princess of Mars
November Prometheus Bound
December Author:Beatrix Potter
  1. The Black Cat was originally featured, but this is now a disambiguation page, and featured status has been transferred to Tales (Poe)/The Black Cat.


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|November 2017}} 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.

Catholic Hymns (1860)[edit]

Not a notable collection, but includes many notable hymns, many of which were not previously on WS, or were not scan-backed. A better option would be Lyra Catholica, which is the original source of the notable hymns' translations, but who knows when that will be complete? —Beleg Tâl (talk) 21:37, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

  • Support - it would be good to see us "show off" one of the numerous songbooks and hymnbooks we have available out there, to maybe get more people interested in adding them here. unsigned comment by John Carter (talk) .
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support --EncycloPetey (talk) 19:18, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment In order to feature this, we would need a blurb for the main page. For a less notable publication, such as this one, will it be possible to write a meaningful blurb? --EncycloPetey (talk) 16:08, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
    @EncycloPetey: I'll see what I can come up with. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 13:42, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

The Decrees of the Vatican Council[edit]

Highly important documents in the history of the Catholic Church. On the other hand, Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent are much more important so maybe we'd want to hold off until the latter is complete? —Beleg Tâl (talk) 21:35, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment This may need another pass by an editor or two. On a quick look of a few pages, I found unjoined lines, missing small-caps, and smaller text that wasn't made smaller. --EncycloPetey (talk) 19:14, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

Eight or Nine Wise Words about Letter-Writing[edit]

I think this little work by Carroll is interesting, fun, and quaint. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 21:35, 20 June 2016 (UTC)


The following discussion is closed and will soon be archived: selected for January 2018. --EncycloPetey (talk) 16:05, 31 August 2017 (UTC)
This is a classic children's book which not only is a cracking read, even for an adult (speaking as one), but also had a significant cultural impact. I think it would make a great Featured Text. BethNaught (talk) 11:58, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support, it looks like this would be an excellent choice. —Beleg Tâl (talk) 03:07, 29 August 2016 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support obvious classic with great influence. John Carter (talk) 19:37, 19 December 2016 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support --Spangineer (háblame) 14:07, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support, but since the similar Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm is already scheduled for January 2017, I recommend we hold this until January 2018. --EncycloPetey (talk) 18:54, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

The Art of Bookbinding[edit]

It's been a very long time since we featured a work on manufacture or of practical value. This volume not only describes the traditional practices but also includes many fine illustrations. --EncycloPetey (talk) 19:28, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Would be nice to have a uniform formatting of captions for pictures.— Mpaa (talk) 23:47, 30 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Very interesting book, and beautiful illustrations! --Dick Bos (talk) 20:09, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Oriental Scenery[edit]

I am proposing Oriental Scenery, a set of six art albums, for FT. Hrishikes (talk) 07:14, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde[edit]

We have the first edition of this famous novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. It would be a shame not to feature it. Perhaps next October? --EncycloPetey (talk) 01:45, 8 October 2017 (UTC)