Recognized means it will appear on all the category listing and also the site search engine.
A book, poem or book chapter is considered for this status after it has received 15 comments. Once eligible, it is considered at the end of each day.
When recognized, the work is moved onto the category listings and the ribbon shown here is displayed by the work in the author's profile. The author will be notified by a private message.
The site picks stories, poems and books by looking at the ratings and the members that commented.