Update: Click here to see the official announcement, guidelines and rules for the new short story contest.
I want to have another short story contest.
I am looking for some members of the forum who would be interested in volunteering to judge the next short story contest. Using judges will be different than previous contests where the poll that decides the winner was open to anyone. But I worry doing it the old way could make cheating to easy. I will require that judges will have been registered before the time of this post. I will also require that judges have a post count of at least 25 at the time I am ready to start accepting submissions. If you are interesting in being a judge, please say so by replying to this topic or by sending me a PM. Please do not volunteer to be a judge if you think you may want to submit an entry into the contest. Judges cannot participate, and vice versa.
If can come up with a good theme, we can give the contest a theme. Does anyone have any suggestions for a theme? The stories submitted would be expected to be related to the theme. Having a theme might help encourage participants to write a new story for the contest as opposed to digging up some story they already wrote. The previous contest had a "spring" theme.
Any other suggestions or comments on the prospect of a new short story contest can also be posted here.Update - Jan 20, 2012: I have officially announced the contest and posted the guidelines and rules here. I'm still taking volunteers for judging.
I have also adjusted the title of this topic to reflect the changes.