Re: June 2013 challenge: "Blaze of Glory"
Well, the purpose of the challenge is to hone one's writing skills and get feedback on it. Often, small stand-alone stories by lesser known posters get ignored. Participating in the challenge creates attention for those posters.
With previously posted stories there would be no purpose to the challenge in my opinion.
"I'm creating a (free) universe, just a hobby, won't be big and professional..."