- * = has potential but has technical, cultural, or voice problems.
- ** = Good story that didn’t quite live up to potential or could have used light revisions
- *** = Good story, I see it as publishable quality even if it didn’t work for me.
- **** = Great story, does some really neat things
- ***** = I would nominate/vote for this story. Excellent quality, builds a full world, drags you into it for the full duration of the story and leaves fingernail marks on your soul.
Total stories read in 2014 = 504
NO STARS = 1 (I will never willingly read a story by this author again and will likely avoid places they are published)
***: 293 (I enjoyed many at this level greatly and disliked some of them on a personal level)
****: 146 (With a few exceptions I enjoyed these stories as well as felt an emotional reaction)
*****: 3 (I felt changed for having read these stories)