Oh, so sorry…I forgot that we were discussing the contest overhaul through a forum. I was waiting for emails that never came which is funny because I thought about it the same time I received Cheryl’s email.
I subscribe to a lot of writer magazines and they always advertise Short Story contests for unpublished and published authors. $2,000 word short story. Of course, their prizes are more alluring such as $1,000 for first place. We would need to come up with something less expensive.
I think if we make the contest too specific such as the hook or first chapter we won’t have a huge turn out with contestants.
Just my thoughts which are only worth a penny.