Recently, we’ve noticed a trend of authors mislabeling their stories with a different, inaccurate genre in an attempt to shortcut the story review process. Once stories are reviewed they are then switched into the true genre category. Getting your story reviewed will not necessarily get your story to the top of the trending section any faster. When you move your story back to its correct genre, it will still take a few days or more to climb higher on the charts.
We would like to encourage authors to make sure that their stories are the proper genre from the time it’s first published. This ensures that it can be reviewed by our team as quickly and efficiently as possible. We understand that it can be frustrating to wait for your story to be reviewed, but by placing your story in an incorrect genre you are effectively cutting in front of other authors who have worked hard on their stories and have earned their place at the top of their chosen genre.
Starting 8/4, any story which is clearly mislabeled will not be reviewed. Instead, our reviewers will send the author a note informing them of their mistake, and wait for that story to appear in its proper genre’s review queue and go through the regular process.