The Neoverse Short Story Writing Competition aims to publish first-rate short stories while rewarding and incentivizing authors through cash prizes. Our mission is to connect storytellers with readers and to do so in a modern digital age. We try to do this in several ways...
We provide visibility to authors by publishing all short-listed submissions (top 20 entries) in both printed and ebook formats. Volume 1 of our Winners compilation will be published in early 2016. We aim to publish all entries that reach the short-list.
We provide recognition for authors by allowing them to use our name and logo in their own promotional material free of charge. We provide digital assets (e.g. a sticker) that winning authors may use on their book covers, websites and other promotional material.
We reward authors through generous cash prizes totaling $4,500.
We want to help authors tell stories in the digital age. The Competition is judged in a unique way; our judging panel is chaired by the award winning novelist Aaron Safronoff (Spire, Evening Breezes), but the inputs to the final decision are sourced from digital feedback left by a broad set of judges. This judging panel is double blind - authors do not know the judges and judges do not know the authors. They read story submissions via a digital e-reader specifically designed for secure reading and built to gather feedback. We love the traditional printed word, but when it comes to handling many submissions, accumulating and tracking feedback and data we believe digital reading is the best tool for the job!
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