Hi, I hate to make another topic about a specific submission, but I was very curious about a sizeable number of story submissions I made and were evaluated somewhat recently. Most of my submissions were accepted, and were from the site Wattpad, but the single submission I made from the site Fictionpress was rejected specifically for being from a large site. It doesn't affect me at all because I've never even read the story involved, but it struck me as very odd. I was completely unaware this rule was still in place... because it seems to be completely unenforced these days.
This is only a rough guesstimate, but from what I've noticed about HALF of the submissions from the past year or so have been from Royal Road, a site that seems to fit every definition of a "large site" with its tens of thousands of stories and million-view stories. In fact, I made this topic not because of this story rejection, but because a different new listing, Defiance of the Fall, has reached #1 after less than a week with over 900 votes, thanks to the readership on Royal Road. Similarly, while WFG has not caught on at all there yet, Wattpad is the largest web fiction site with millions of users.
Both of these sites have plenty of listings though. The exclusion of Fictionpress is a bit weird considering that it's basically dead at this point, but my question is why these two ARE accepted. I guess both are very important as showing the bulk of web fiction popularity in the late 10s, but I can't argue against the notion that the site is very quickly changing its shape as more of these stories are listed. For reference, at the moment THIRTEEN of the top 45 stories on Top Web Fiction at this moment are from Royal Road.
So what is the exact policy about all of these story websites, and which specific ones are allowed or disallowed?