Maiden Worlds & Exodites
The Featured Story is the grand winner of this theme’s contest. They are chosen by a judging panel including Cold Open Stories and Community Judges.
The Official Selection are finalists in this theme’s contest, and are based on the scores of the judging panel’s runners-up.
The Editors Choice are runners-up pulled by the Cold Open Stories editorial team, chosen on the merits of their judging scorecards.