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What are the AJIL's

Literary Criteria?

Inventions: your fictional characters, situations, and settings should be wondrous, interesting, and archetypal.


Convention: your writing can be surprising, but it should not be "experimental."


Poetic Diction: avoid mundane, conversational, contemporary speech


Rhetoric, Figures and Techniques:

 Learn them well to say it well.
Avoid boring your reader!


Nobility: your piece should help your reader experience the finest feelings he can feel.


Beauty: your writing should create an uncorrupted aesthetic effect on the reader's imagination.

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