About the Contests
All contest entries will be read and evaluated “blindly.” Judges will not know who wrote a story while they evaluate it. (See Contest Rules.) Only after the winning stories have been chosen will judges find out who wrote the stories so we can contact the authors, work with them on editing their story, and pay them.
To learn more, read Contest Rules and Hints for Winning. To learn how and why we edit your stories after you win, read What if I Win?
All hope is not lost if your entry fails to win, either. You have a chance to find out why it didn’t win, if you want.