Welcome to Twenty Great Stories!
This is a group built around a review process. Stories can be nominated as Great. When they are, The Great Story Cabal (also known as the admins of this group) discuss, vote, and eventually determine whether we, as a group, think that story is great.
We do not have content restrictions. That might change in the future, but at the moment, anything can be nominated.
Anyone can nominate one story at a time. Voting periods are currently two weeks (or when all Cabal members have voted, whichever comes first), because all of us in the Cabal are rather busy with taking over the world. (Details about rules are in the forum, and the rules are not set in stone by any means. The Great Story Cabal aims to be the fairest, most intuitive set of global overlords and overladies ever. We are equal opportunity employers. Offer void in Utah.)
If a story makes it through voting, it goes into the Main folder. When there's twenty stories and we get a new one, we retire one of the current twenty into the Past Greats folder.
IF YOU WANT TO READ GREAT STORIES WITH NO EFFORT ON YOUR PART: Just join the group and turn off forum notifications. We'll be adding stories very rarely, so when you see that Twenty Great Stories has added a story to the main folder, you'll know it was discussed and examined by impartial, objective benevolent overfolk, and will likely be a worthy read.
IF YOU WANT TO NOMINATE: When you see a NOMINATIONS thread in the forum, just pop into it and respond to it with the link for the story and a blurb if you'd like. (If you don't supply one, we'll use the one the author added as a description.) The bare minimum is the link to the story.
IF YOU WANT TO LOOK AT THE VOTING DISCUSSION: Feel free! Even participate. The GSC reserves the right to ban those who, to use a term, "disturb the peace". That may seem unfair. However, all these processes are subject to change; it's simply the rule At This Moment, In Case There's Trouble. We'll probably have stronger rules later.