I'll be running this contest, so I'm looking for any suggestions you guys have on making this contest better and improving participation. @Tenderiser already has a lot of good suggestions in this thread. Take a look at those if you haven't already. I'll shamelessly be copying a lot of her ideas. What I'm looking for are suggestions regarding the following things: 1. Word count (the short story contest has a minimum of 1200 words) 2. Frequency 3. Deadlines 4. Prompts/themes Regarding the fourth point, I'd like to have everyone get the chance to suggest prompts, so if anyone has any ideas on how to do this, let me know. Again, Tenderiser's thread covers these things, but if there's anything you want done differently, post it here or PM me. This is your contest, so anything that makes this process smoother is good. If all goes well, we can start the first week of October.