We want those “last minute” entries to have a fair shot at moving on to the finals, so please take time to read and give your feedback to those stories as well. Remember, to indicate which you like best (no limit), reply to the entries and insert YES plus the name of the contributor (while that may not be essential, it insures that your vote will be attributed correctly). Also, feel free to tell the authors what you like about their story or give them constructive criticism which might benefit them.
Then next week we’ll announce the three finalists and we’ll vote for a winner.
The drawback of a readers’ choice contest is that it might turn into a popularity contest, but on the other hand, we need reader feedback for the contest to be successful. The best answer, I think, is for Spec Faith visitors to connect with family, friends, and followers (our share buttons make this quite easy) and encourage their fair and unbiased feedback (as opposed to, “Vote for my favorite—you don’t really need to read any of the entries,” which I’ve seen from some other contests).
Thanks ahead of time for letting others know that we need their feedback.
And special thanks to each of the authors who shared their work with us. We have a selection of entertaining stories to choose from. What a nice predicament! To find the entries, follow one of the links in this article (such as this one). The entries are in the comments section of that post.
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