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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland February 21, 2014 - 8:59pm

What happened to this? http://litreactor.com/news/introducing-featured-workshop-story 

I loved the first two stories selected by Clevenger and Wensink. I loved the idea of rewarding the hardworking workshop members with a Featured Story that paid a little dough. I loved the competitive nature of trying to earn the spot. I like the idea of the top three stories. Everything about this was awesome and it looks like it fizzled out after two stories. Nothing new since November.

Is it hard to come by guest judges? Is it for lack of many monthly submissions into the workshop? Is it the quality of the submissions? Did someone just forget? What ever the reason, I hope you guys decide to revive this because it was a great idea. Maybe more promotion could encourage more membors to join the workshop and utilize it's great tools, and perhaps be rewarded in the future with a winning Feature Story.

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland February 21, 2014 - 9:07pm

I probably shouldn't had started a thread but I couldn't find that link until after I posted it. I went ahead and asked my question there too. 

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DrM from London, England is reading A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway February 22, 2014 - 4:05am

Agreed, seeing that as a non-member was one of the reasons I joined the workshop. 

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break February 22, 2014 - 10:08am

I'll look into this, Jonathan.

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Linda from Sweden is reading Fearful Symmetries February 24, 2014 - 2:55am

It was a fantastic idea. I hope it comes back.

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big_old_dave from Watford, about 20 miles outside London, Uk February 26, 2014 - 5:01am

I've never posted a story with the featuered story option on just because I know I'm not up to that level yet but always intrested to see which one get pick out. Maybe trying to get guest judges could be the issue as they may be sort on time. Hope this gets sorted soon and makes a return. Even with out the paid reward it's good to have a story pointed out in the workshop and have somthing to strive for. 

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Dwayne from Cincinnati, Ohio (suburbs) is reading books that rotate to often to keep this updated February 26, 2014 - 8:29am

Any word?

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big_old_dave from Watford, about 20 miles outside London, Uk April 8, 2014 - 9:14am

Any update on this one?

:((

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Rob from New York City is reading at a fast enough pace it would be cumbersome to update this April 8, 2014 - 12:23pm

Hey--I completely missed this thread. Sorry about that. 

Here's the deal: I was a little too ambitious kicking this off, because it took up a lot of my time. But just this past weekend we talked about an idea for bringing it back, and hopefully it sticks. 

More soon. And I'm sorry for dropping the ball on it. It just got to be too much to handle. 

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big_old_dave from Watford, about 20 miles outside London, Uk April 8, 2014 - 2:46pm

Cheers rob :)