From Mind-Bending to Emotionally Charged, 20 Winners of North American Writing Competition Featured in Volume I Anthology
CAMPBELL, CA – September 15, 2016 – Neoglyphic Entertainment, a storytelling company built for the digital age, today announced the availability of its first anthology, Threads. The book features 20 winning works from NeoVerse, a short story writing competition open to participants throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Looking to discover talented new writers and crown stories that are strong in three areas – technique, storytelling and premise – over 4,000 original entries were submitted for consideration. Entries were judged by a series of peer readers, publishing industry experts and machine learning technology. The resulting anthology features 20 winning stories, ranging from Sci-Fi and Horror to Historical Fiction.
Threads is available now on Amazon as a paperback book as well as a Kindle eBook. Readers will discover short stories from first, second and third place winners: Neil Chase, Edith Clark and Chuck Regan; as well as the other 17 winning entries.
1st Prize: “One Time Hero” by Neil Chase 2nd Prize: “Night Insects” by Edith Clark 3rd Prize: “Dysphoria” by Chuck Regan
Additional winners (in alphabetical order):
- “Say When” by Pamela Bobowicz
- “Gold, Vine, and a Name” by Stephen Case
- “Hotel Marietta” by Sabrina Clare
- “HX-59B” by Stefan Dyk
- “Vanni's Choice” by David A. Elsensohn
- “Stormsong” by Tessa Hatheway
- “Fallen on the Green” by Tanya King
- “No Protections, Only Powers” by Katie Lattari
- “The Carving” by M. Lopes da Silva
- “The Queen's Dragon” by Hannah Marie
- “A Knight, a Wizard and Bee—Plus Some Pigs” by K. G. McAbee
- “The Waiting Room” by T. L. Norman
- “Retirement Plan” by Chris J. Randolph
- “The Magical Worlds of Theodore Erickson: A New Beginning” by S.A. Rohrbaugh
- “Boneyard Prophet” by Charles D. Shell
- “Refugee and Her Book of Secrets” by Marija Stajic
- “Call Me Home” by Joseph Swink
In addition to active and passive feedback from a pool of peer reviewers and publishing industry professionals, the NeoVerse Short Story Writing Competition leveraged the company’s proprietary technology based on advanced Natural Language Processing (NLP) and machine learning methodologies. The algorithm considered dozens of factors found in creative writing including grammatical structure, originality and sentiment. By marrying human judgment and data science, Neoglyphic’s editors were able to find stories that were well written and well-loved.
To learn more about the NeoVerse Short Story Writing Competition please visit: www.neoglyphic.com/neoverse-writing-competition
About Neoglyphic Entertainment: Neoglyphic Entertainment is a story company building advanced entertainment technologies. Driven by the belief that story is at the heart of the human experience, Neoglyphic develops platform technologies for all types of storytellers to create and share their stories seamlessly across every medium, including the written word, visual art, music, film and videogames. Neoglyphic, headquartered in Campbell, California, has a unique blend of the best creative and technical talent passionate about bringing the best stories to light for every audience by using cutting edge data science, machine learning and advanced visual development tools. More at www.neoglyphic.com.