kcgarbin You're third and atm you've got 150+ p. stones, I'm 36th with a meager amount of 56 p.stones, but when it comes to 'Magical Realism' category then I'm 3rd.
You can at least see the starting line and wonder if it's worth giving it a try while for me and many others... is there even a point in trying? The guys in the front are so far ahead and were already given a chance to gather more readers by being highlighted in the originals worth reading section on the main site, not to mention giving them editors and so on.
I know that 'then you should just write better' is a proper answer to my message, but I'm writing a story that's heavily focused on the psychological aspect of the characters and there aren't any eye-catching baits in it like 'cultivation to defy the heavens!', 'becoming immortal!'; 'more power, more power muahahaha!'; 'revenge for (whatever), I will kill you all!'; 'op system from the start'; etc. - the cliche seekers or people seeking familiar grounds are just bouncing off during the first chapter or two from mine.
There could be at least more categories or other ways to reward the original stories's authors placing further down the list (not monetary ones). The three winners will basically compete only with each other without sparing a glance at the rest, far, far away in the dust.
Don't get me wrong, I wholeheartedly support initiatives like this one, it just could be organized a bit better.