I mean, is there a forum post where Episode asks people for their favourites? Or do they just decide on their own who goes in those temporary shelves (like the Global one now)? That would be a little unfair, wouldn’t it? Considering they haven’t read every story.
Well they usually do an open call for suggestions on Instagram. I think they do this for all the ones except editor’s pick and contest winners. I made a feature request for them to ask us on the forums as well for suggestions and it worked (sorta). They asked ONCE on forums for suggestions for the thriller shelf.