1. Read the entries here: https://www.writingforums.org/threads/july-short-story-contest-is-open.162930/ 2. Vote. Authors, please do not vote for your own story. If you don't want to vote for another but still want to know the poll results, don't worry - they will be visible to all once voting closes. Get your votes in by 15 August. Voting will close early (GMT) on 16 August. You can use whatever criteria you like to choose a winner. If you want some guidance, the criteria we used for the 10th anniversary contest were: Technical ability (spelling, grammar, etc) Entertainment Originality Use of the prompt Beware: Replies may contain spoilers!