Friday, November 18, 2011

Rate Your Story: New Poll

Our new November/December 2011 poll question is up - asking those who've submitted a story to reveal (anonymously) of course, what your story's score was!  Please take a moment to visit the sidebar on the right side of the website and answer the poll.

If you haven't submitted a story to Rate Your Story, there's still plenty of time to get your story critiqued and rated and participate in our online poll before the end of December.  Simply visit our submissions page to find out how to have a professional writer read and rate your short story or picture book for free.

Thanks also to those who participated in our last Rate Your Story Poll, which asked about the size of your critique groups.  It seems that most/average critique groups are 4-5 people in size.  If you don't know what a critique group is, or how to find a critique group, check out some of the resources on this site and our How to Find a Critique Group page.

Happy Holidays and keep on writing!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's Official: A 1 Rating IS Possible!

Well it's only taken six weeks of Rate Your Story for someone to submit a story that wowed a volunteer judge and garnered a '1' score!

We promise to keep your manuscript contents and your identities confidential, so I'm not going to release any more details except to encourage all of you who submit that it IS possible to get the highest rating!

Over the last six weeks, stories have been rated EVERY number except 10.  In fact, we've had several 2 and 3 ratings as well.  What does this all mean?  If you're not sure how stories are rated at Rate Your Story, make sure to visit our Rating Scale page.

And, if you have submitted a story to Rate Your Story and since submitted it to be published - remember to keep us posted!  We'd love to hear back from you...rejection or acceptance!

Keep on writing and keep on revising!