The July Contest Is Here!
Writers, at your keyboards–the July contest has begun! This month we’ll be looking for poetry, and the theme is “questions.” We’ll leave it up to you to decide what that means. We liked the submissions for our last contest so much that we’ve decided to open the July contest to ALL Scribophile authors again–we want to see what you can come up with! First place earns a $50 gift card to Amazon.com; second place scores a $25 gift card. Submit your entry by the end of July to be considered. We’re already excited to read those great entries!
We’ve just released an important update that we hope will help focus critiques. This update “archives” a work after it’s been around for a certain time period–30 days after hitting the review queue, to be precise. What does it mean to be archived? It means that the work and all its critiques/comments are still visible, but you won’t be able to critique the work any more. You can tell if a work is archived by a little padlock symbol next to it.
We noticed that we were still seeing a lot of old works from relatively inactive members getting critiqued, while newer works, particularly in the review queue, were being neglected. We hope this change will help focus everyone’s attention on the newer stuff being published and get you more critiques faster.
If your work gets archived but you’d still like to try to get critiques, you’re free to re-publish it. At this point you’d have to manually delete the work and publish it again, losing any critiques you’ve received, but pretty soon we’ll be adding a “re-publish” button that will let you avoid going through the full publish process again and will let you keep the critiques the work already has.
As always, we want to hear what you think. Love the idea? Think it’s stupid and we should all be cast to the dogs? Let us know in the comments or in the forums!
Finally, Have a Great 4th of July!
What are you doing sitting at a computer on a beautiful day like this? Go out, drink a 6-pack, grill some hotdogs, and blow some stuff up! Now that’s a 4th of July we can get behind!
As an added patriotic 4th of July bonus, here’s a picture of George Washington’s false teeth. Enjoy!