Short Story Contest FAQ
If you'd like to enter our weekly short story contests, check the short story contest forum and look for a thread with open submissions. There's usually one. Read the first post with the rules for that contest, including it's theme, word count requirements, and deadline. Short story contest entries are typically submitted to GingerCoffee, who runs the short story contest, via PM. She then posts them publicly without identifying the author to ensure fairness.
How Are Entries Judged?
Entries are judged via a public vote that usually lasts for 1-2 weeks. If there's a tie there is typically run-off voting between the tied entries.
How Can I Suggest a Theme?
You can suggest contest theme ideas in this thread, though the previous contest winner has first rights to suggest the next theme.