Featured stories are picked at random by each mod. Each mod may pick three stories on their assigned week to feature. The authors aren't notified though and featured stories changes every week.
Okay, this really isn't hugely important and someone can just PM me if it's easier, but I was wondering how the featured story section on the main page works. My story was featured last week ("Senses," a Ron/Hermione fic), and I never received an email or anything, so it was a fantastically wonderful surprise when I found out. Then I noticed my little ribbon was removed this morning. Was that supposed to happen? Just curious about how the whole thing works. Thanks
EDIT: Ok, adding to this weird issue, one of my readers just emailed me and said I've disappeared from their favorite authors list and the only way they can access any of my stories now is to search for the titles. Help!