I entered two contests back in the summer. The results came back about a week apart from each other. The first one was viewed by four different judges - 3 of the 4 tore my story to pieces. The other contest entry was only viewed by one judge who really liked it. Of course, I had a few grammar problems and small things to change, but over all, she really like the story itself.
Here are my questions: What do you do when you have several different people telling you several different things about your story? What do you change? What do you leave in? Do you just go by gut feelings?