Originally Posted by rdodger
I have a similar question to part of this.
How do I change the category for my story?
I also have one slugged BDSM which on reflection I agree is better grouped under reluctant/nonconsent. I just don't know how to make that change.
Don't want to interrupt the other debate, but this got lost -
To change a story category for something already submitted, resubmit the story with exactly the same title, and put a note in the "Notes for Editor" box - at the end of the submit page - saying:
RESUBMIT TO CHANGE CATEGORY PLEASE. And give your reasons for a category change.
If Laurel agrees, she'll change category; your scores, comments, views etc won't be affected. But keep in mind, it is her ultimate call. Also keep in mind that she's categorised far more stories than you'll ever write and her judgement's usually in the best interest of the story and its potential readership.
But, BDSM and NonCon are problematic from a categorisation point of view, as evidenced by the debate now running. If there's any doubt as to the consent (or lack thereof), the default category should probably be Non/Con - less problematic for everyone, it seems.