Stories get selected for review one or more of the following ways:
- An author writes in and asks for their story to be reviewed
- A story hits the Top 100 on any trending section in the app
- Episode receives a ticket reporting content in a story that may be against guidelines
- The story receives a number of in-app reports
When a story is reviewed, our team will read it and look for anything that is not in line with Episode’s Content Guidelines. . We’ll then send you a email with the status of your story and the list of guideline violations. While our team is able to let you know what guidelines your story breaks, we are not able to provide editorial solutions at this time.
Some stories are Suspended or Banned after review. Suspended stories are usually able to be edited, re-reviewed and returned to the app. Banned stories are usually not able to be returned to the app because they are not in line with Content Guidelines and cannot be edited to be in alignment.
If you’d like to know more about these themes, and our guidelines in general, please be sure to read them here.