The Mystery of a ManyStories Feature

What goes into choosing what readers see?

Andy Spears
2 min readDec 21, 2023
Email from ManyStories about a recently featured story

It’s great to find ways to expand the reach of your writing.

That can mean using social media or sending pieces out via an email list or engaging with other writers who share your interests.

ManyStories is a place where writers can share their content and where it might be happened upon by eager readers.

Or, at least readers.

I share my work from multiple platforms there.

Recently, I received the email above. One of my shared stories was “featured.”

I’ve received this email two other times.

In case you’re curious, here’s the story that was featured:

It’s about Tennessee’s aggressive move toward privatizing public schools.

It was written (and shared on MS) all the way back in July.

But featured this week.



Andy Spears

Writer and policy advocate living in Nashville, TN —Public Policy Ph.D. — writes on education policy, consumer affairs, and more . . .