It has been suggested in this thread: http://www.writingforums.org/showthread.php?t=62680 To have critiques allowed in the short story contest. I have split up the different ways of doing this as I can see into different versions of the affirmative 'Yes' choice. Naturally I will consider, however, that all Yes type votes will fall under a blanket affirmative and count those against the No. So, is this something we want as a community. Cast your vote here!