I was wondering if anyone can give me some info about this predicament. I don't know if this has been answered somewhere else, but I searched for a good bit and couldn't find it. Can I post a short story, or part of a short story, I intend to submit to a writing competition on this site or will posting it here make that piece no longer eligible for competitions. I understand that it might depend on the particular competition, but I was curious if anyone had knowledge of a general rule of thumb. I checked the rules of one competition and they are not particularly specific. They state that one cannot submit a story if it has been published or produced. That to me does not seem to imply forum posting, however, it is unclear. Thank You for any input, and good luck to all in your writing endeavors.